There are often times that it is determined that a patient’s best option for their oral health is removal of their remaining teeth and fabrication of artificial teeth of some sort. Often times patients choose dentures as the most affordable means of replacing their existing teeth. There are several types of dentures we offer. Usually if a patient has existing teeth that need removal, an immediate denture is often the treatment of choice.
The advantage of an immediate denture is you are never left without teeth. The process involves impressions or moulds taken of the natural teeth that a high quality lab will use as a guide for making a new, and natural looking set of dentures once the teeth are removed. The process of making the immediate denture can often times be done in about a week. Once the immediate denture is made, the next step is removal of the teeth and placing the denture in place, the same day!
Healing of Immediate Dentures
While there are also other ways to replace teeth immediately that involve implants, the most simple and cost effective route is a traditional immediate denture. This denture will serve as a “healing” denture, as the gums and bone shrink after teeth removal. After months of healing time is given, a new, and better fitting permanent denture is made that patients can expect to get 5-10 years of use out of on average.
At The Dentist Place of Clearwater, we have many years of experience in performing immediate dentures for our patients. We use high quality labs to ensure our patients receive the most accurate and lifelike dentures around. Dr. Rashid takes pride in making sure you are well informed and comfortable from start to finish.
We also make sure that we are available to help after the procedure is completed as it is normal to need adjustments and follow up care.
The Dentist Place of Clearwater can assist with Immediate Dentures and Same Day Implants in our Clearwater office for most cases. Contact our office to schedule a consult today or fill out the form below.