Immediate Surgical Dentures: An Option Worth Considering

Losing your natural teeth is not only an emotional experience, but it can also be physically and mentally draining. It affects your self-esteem, nutrition, and overall health. Dentures are a popular option for those who are missing one or more teeth. But did you know that immediate surgical dentures are a convenient alternative? In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about immediate surgical dentures, including the different types, the benefits, and what to expect.
Immediate dentures are constructed before the surgery to remove all or some of your natural teeth. They are placed immediately after the surgery, which means that you will not be without teeth during the healing period. This not only saves you the embarrassment of being toothless, but it also allows you to eat, speak, and smile normally.
There are three types of immediate dentures: complete, partial, and implant-supported overdenture. Complete immediate dentures are used when all teeth have been removed. Partial immediate dentures are used when some teeth have been removed and others remain. Implant-supported overdentures are used when implants are placed in the jawbone to support the denture.
The benefits of immediate surgical dentures are numerous. Firstly, they reduce the waiting period. You don’t have to wait weeks or months for your gums to heal before you can get your dentures. Secondly, they prevent bone loss. When teeth are removed, the bone that held them in place starts to shrink. Immediate dentures provide the necessary support to the jawbone, preventing it from shrinking. Thirdly, they preserve your appearance. Teeth and gums give structure to your face. Immediate dentures maintain the contour of your face, which prevents the sunken look that comes with missing teeth.
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What to expect when getting immediate surgical dentures? It starts with a consultation with your dentist or oral surgeon. They will examine your mouth and determine if immediate dentures are suitable for you. If they are, they will take impressions of your mouth and send them to a dental laboratory to create your custom dentures. On the day of the surgery, your dentist will extract the necessary teeth and place the immediate dentures. You will then be given instructions on how to care for the dentures during the healing process.
Immediate surgical dentures are a quick and convenient alternative to traditional dentures. They reduce the waiting period, prevent bone loss, and preserve your appearance. If you’re considering immediate dentures, consult with your dentist to see if they are suitable for you. At Community Denture Centre in Penticton and Oliver, our experienced staff can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Don’t let missing teeth affect your quality of life. Contact us today.

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