When you choose Stonegate Denture in Etobicoke, ON, you won’t have to wait for comfort, ease in eating, and a lovely smile. We understand the challenges of living without teeth while waiting for a new appliance. That is why we offer immediate dentures. These specially designed dentures are worn during the transition period, after teeth are extracted and before you are ready for a permanent denture.
In most cases, if your teeth have been gone for quite some time, then a permanent denture can be placed right away. This includes people who are replacing an old worn out, uncomfortable, or broken denture. However, it is different for patients who have loose or damaged teeth that require extraction.
It takes several weeks for the gums to heal, during which time subtle changes in the contours of your mouth will take place. There is usually a gap of about 4 to 6 months between extractions, and when we are able to place a permanent denture. To bridge this gap, an immediate denture is designed and created in advance. You can begin wearing it as soon as your teeth are extracted. Once healing is complete, the immediate denture will be replaced with a permanent denture.
The most significant advantage of immediate dentures is that you will not have to spend weeks or months without teeth. This may be a good option for patients who:
The process begins with a free consultation. If you opt for immediate dentures, we will take impressions, and other diagnostics prior to extraction. This data is used to create an immediate denture, so it is ready when you are. The immediate denture is placed immediately after the extraction of your natural teeth.
With immediate dentures you don’t have to be without teeth while your gums are healing. However, during the first six months, bone and gums will shrink over time significantly. Therefore we will temporarily re-fit the immediate denture with a healing liner to prevent any discomfort caused by a loose denture. Followed by the healing period (4 to 6 month post extraction), you have an option to either fabricate a new permanent denture or to reline and refit the immediate denture.
If you think that immediate dentures may be right for you, call us at 416-878-9353 and arrange a free consultation.
Description tag: Restore your smile right away with immediate dentures from Monica Han and the team at Stonegate Denture in Etobicoke, ON. Call 416-878-9353.