Are you in need of dentures but don’t want to be left toothless while you wait for your gums to heal? At Central Maine Denture in Bangor, Maine, Patrick Allen, LD offers immediate denture services. To learn more about immediate dentures and what they can do for you, call today.
An immediate denture is a complete or partial denture that is placed immediately after removing your natural teeth. The immediate denture works to protect your tissues and reduce bleeding immediately following the extraction process.
Immediate dentures can be adjusted over time to continue to fit your mouth, even as its contours change, or you can replace your immediate dentures with more permanent, conventional dentures once your mouth has healed completely.
First, Patrick makes an impression of your teeth, which he’ll use as a guide for your immediate dentures. The manufacturing process usually takes a couple of weeks to complete, and careful consideration is taken to replace your natural teeth with dentures that are similar in color, shape, and size.
As the healing process continues, your gums and jawbone will start to shrink, so you’ll return to Central Maine Denture for adjustments and soft liners to help you through the healing process.
There are pros and cons to immediate dentures. Immediate dentures are placed directly after the teeth are extracted, so you won’t have to go without teeth, but it will take a while to acclimate to the dentures, and you will have to relearn to speak and eat while wearing the new appliance.
Immediate dentures also function like a band-aid, so to speak, and help control swelling and bleeding post extraction.
Because your gums and jawbone will naturally recede following your tooth extraction, Patrick suggests regular checkups to monitor your healing process.
Your dentures may feel uncomfortable and awkward at first, and they may require a few adjustments while you get used to their fit and feel. Patrick will adjust your dentures and place soft reline material throughout the healing process to help with fit and retention.
To learn more about the benefits of immediate dentures, call Central Maine Denture today or schedule an appointment online. Patrick Allen can discuss your dental options with you and help you decide which treatment plan is best.