Your smile is important. It’s likely the first thing people notice about you. That’s why keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth intact is critical to your overall wellness and self-esteem. Patients who lose a tooth, or teeth, due to decay, disease, or trauma often feel like their smile will never be the same. However, Monica Han DD, the denturist at the Stonegate Denture Clinic in Etobicoke, ON, has been helping her patients to restore their smile for many years. And with immediate dentures, a quick and effective dental restoration process, getting your confidence back can be faster than ever.
Options for tooth replacement
Patients who are missing teeth have several options for restoration.
- Dental implants are a surgically implanted tooth root that has a replacement tooth attached to it. While the results often look and feel quite natural the process can take a significant amount of time as the bone and mouth must heal during various parts of the process.
- Crown and bridge appliances are used when crowns are placed on the teeth that sit next to the missing tooth and a replacement tooth fits in between, thus bridging the gap. This can be effective for some patients but isn’t a viable solution for patients who have several, or an entire set, of teeth to replace.
- Dentures have long been a popular choice for patients who need to replace several teeth or an entire top or bottom set. Denture technology has advanced a great deal in the past few years. No longer do dentures appear out of place or feel awkward to wear. Instead, they provide a lovely alternative for patients who want to restore their smiles.
Improve your smile in a single visit
One drawback of dentures has been that the procedure required several weeks between removing the teeth and placing the dentures. This process left patients feeling self-conscious and unable to eat many of their favorite foods. However, with immediate dentures, patients can leave with their new teeth and a restored smile in place. This is done by using advanced technology to create the dentures prior to the tooth extraction.
Benefits of immediate dentures
With immediately placed dentures, patients can leave with a fully restored smile. Not only will they smile with confidence, the dentures will ensure that the jawbone is properly stimulated, which prevents drooping in the face. This treatment is a good solution for patients who want a fast and effective way to restore their smiles.
Are immediate dentures permanent?
It’s important to note that immediate dentures are not the final set of dentures that a patient will receive. Following tooth extraction, the gums will require time to heal. During that time, the shape of the gums will change, which will change the fit of the immediate dentures. The immediate dentures can be refitted to be more comfortable and provide a more natural appearance, or many patients opt to have a new, permanent set of dentures to be placed.Back to Immediate Dentures Page