If you need an extraction, immediate dentures can help you avoid appearing in public without teeth. At Evergreen Denture Center in Vancouver, Washington, the team of denture specialists provides natural-appearing immediate initial dentures. Led by experienced denturist Vadim Zalyashko, LD, the practice specializes in high-quality, personalized care. To find out if immediate dentures are right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.
An immediate denture is a denture that’s placed on the same day as your extraction. Immediate dentures are removable devices that help you avoid going without teeth as your gums heal. Developing immediate dentures may require several visits before your damaged teeth are removed. Also referred to as temporary dentures, once placed, immediate dentures can be adjusted to compensate for changes as your gum tissue naturally shrinks. Immediate dentures can also be removed once the gums have healed and replaced with permanent or conventional dentures.
Immediate dentures help you maintain the function and appearance of your smile after an extraction. Once damaged teeth are removed, the remaining teeth can shift or realign to compensate for the extra space. Immediate dentures prevent this from occurring, helping you maintain the alignment of your teeth.
Immediate dentures also aid in the healing process, protecting your gum tissue and reducing bleeding. They help you avoid excess pressure on your natural teeth and make it easier to speak and chew normally. Immediate dentures are especially beneficial to you if you have sensitive teeth and gums. Patients who undergo immediate dentures also avoid changes to their speech patterns, which can occur when they have missing teeth.
Unlike conventional dentures, the process of getting immediate dentures begins before your tooth extractions. Your denture specialist takes impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to develop dentures that mimic the shape, color, and alignment of your natural teeth. Several visits may be required to ensure your denture is crafted correctly.
If you require a complete denture, an initial extraction of your back teeth may be scheduled a few weeks before your impressions are made to allow for better-fitting dentures. Once your final extraction is completed, the dentures are placed immediately. You may have to return to your denture specialist to have final adjustments made to your prosthetic.
Although immediate dentures are an effective way to replace missing teeth, they aren’t for everyone. Depending on your oral health and specific condition, immediate placement of dentures may not be appropriate after your tooth extraction.
At Evergreen Denture Center, the team works with your dentist and primary care provider to determine the right solution for your missing teeth. To schedule your visit, call the office or request an appointment online today.