Replace teeth on the day they are extracted with immediate dentures treatment in Milton, ON
Over the course of your life, you may need one or more teeth extracted due to decay or gum disease. Traditionally, when this happened, replacing the extracted or missing teeth was a time-consuming process that involved waiting weeks or months for your tooth replacement. With the latest technology, Dr. Jameela Jifri at Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, ON can provide immediate dentures on the same day that your tooth is extracted. This treatment is highly effective and provides immediate results for optimal comfort and function.
How immediate dentures work
Dentures are one of several tooth replacement options available for patients who are missing teeth or need to have a tooth extracted. With traditional dentures, impressions of your mouth are taken after the teeth are already missing or extracted, and then it can take weeks for the dentures to be custom-created in a laboratory and then fitted to your mouth. Immediate denture technology, however, enables dentists to take impressions of your mouth before the tooth is extracted and then the dentures are fitted into your mouth on the same day the tooth is removed.
There are several benefits of immediate dentures:
- Since they are placed in your mouth on the same day the teeth are removed, you don’t need to wait for weeks or months with missing teeth in your mouth. This enables you to eat, talk, and smile normally so no one can tell that the teeth were ever missing.
- Immediate dentures can look more natural and fit better with your existing teeth because it is easier to replicate the teeth’s natural color, shape, and position while they are still in your mouth prior to extraction.
- The immediate denture works like a bandage to protect your gums after the teeth are extracted and can help minimize any bleeding from the procedure.
- Since you will have the replacement teeth in your mouth on the same day that the teeth are extracted, you will not need to re-learn how to speak with missing teeth and then with the dentures in place. You will be able to learn any new speech patterns that are necessary with dentures right away.
Immediate dentures tend to cost more than traditional dentures because they require specialized impressions and technology to fabricate the dentures while your teeth are still in place. They often need to be adjusted after your gums have healed from the tooth extraction because as your tissues heal, the gums may recede and change shape. You may opt at this point to replace your immediate dentures with conventional dentures. Dr. Jifri is experienced in helping patients achieve the optimal fit for their dentures after the healing process is complete.
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Determining whether you are a good candidate
Immediate dentures can be a great choice for patients who need one or more teeth extracted and want the functionality and cosmetic appearance of replacement teeth on the same day without having to wait for dentures to be created and fitted. Immediate dentures can also be a good alternative to dental implants because the dental implant process involves surgery and takes several months of healing before the final replacement tooth is placed in your mouth.
What to expect during the immediate denture process
The first step in the process is consulting with your dentist to ensure that immediate dentures are the right choice for your specific needs. Dr. Jifri provides comprehensive information about treatment options to her patients so that you are fully informed about your choices and can choose the best treatment plan for your needs, preferences, and budget.
Once you have decided on immediate dentures, you will need to visit the dentist to have impressions taken of your teeth. These will be used to create the immediate dentures. Once they are ready, you will then visit the dentist for the tooth extraction procedure. The extraction will be done with any anesthesia that is needed to make you comfortable, and after the extraction is complete, the immediate dentures will be placed in your mouth.
The dentist will give you all of the information you need to take care of your healing gums and dentures after the procedure, as well as a check-up schedule so that the fit of your dentures can be monitored and adjusted as needed.
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