Same Day Dentures
If you have been living without your teeth for any length of time, you know how big of an impact not having teeth can have. Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your mouth, and your overall quality of life. While you have many options to choose from for replacing your missing teeth, many of those options require that you wait possibly months before you get your actual replacement teeth. At Summit Dental Care, we can help you to avoid that wait by providing you with same day dentures.
How Do Same Day Dentures Work?
So, how exactly are same day dentures different than traditional dentures? When it comes to getting traditional dentures, you have your impressions taken after any extractions you might need. Then, your dentures are built gradually, with several try-ins to ensure the best possible fit. It can take close to 12 weeks before you finally get your final dentures. With same day dentures, however, you get your actual denture immediately after your extractions. Instead of having impressions taken after your extractions, your impressions are taken beforehand. They are taken digitally. Special software allows for the digital removal of the teeth you need to be extracted so that your denture can be designed and created. It is ready for you the day you arrive for your dental extractions and is placed in your mouth right after your teeth have been removed.
Pros of Same Day Dentures
One of the biggest advantages to same day dentures is that you do not have to wait for your denture to be made. Instead, you get your teeth right away. This means that you do not have to spend any more time without teeth.
Your dentures are made to look just like your natural teeth. This allows for a beautiful restoration of your smile. You do not have to learn to adjust your speech without teeth and then with your new dentures in place. You can also resume eating many of your favorite foods much sooner than with traditional dentures.
Same day dentures also have the benefit of helping your mouth to heal after your extractions. Your dentures are placed immediately after removing your teeth. They act as a sort of bandage, helping your extraction sites to clot and preventing bacteria from getting into the wounds. This means that there is less of a risk for infections and other complications.
Cons of Same Day Dentures
Despite the many benefits, there are some disadvantages to keep in mind. First, same day dentures can be more expensive than traditional dentures. You may need to have your dentures adjusted or relined several times as you heal from your extractions. These adjustments are necessary because your gums and bone shrink as you heal. Same day dentures may not be very comfortable in the beginning due to the tissue being sensitive from extractions. There are also some who may not be candidates for same day dentures due to the structure of their mouths. To find out if same day dentures are the best solution for you, a consultation is needed. Together, we can go over the pros and cons and help you to make the best choice for you.
If you are interested in getting your dentures right away, rather than having to wait several weeks, same day dentures may be the solution for you. Call Summit Dental Care at (208) 490-8141 today to learn more.