SAME DAY DENTURES
Several things happen when you lose your teeth. Eating becomes a huge challenge, and your diet becomes limited. You may find yourself forgoing most of your favorite foods. Speaking also becomes harder, and it is more difficult for those listening to understand you. On top of it all, your appearance, and your confidence are affected. Dentures have long been a common restorative option for replacing missing teeth. However, dentures can take weeks to complete. At National Dental Douglaston, we can eliminate the wait time with same day dentures.
WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are set into an acrylic gum-colored base. The base fits over your gums and is held in place by suction, supported by the tissues under it. They have been used for decades to replace all of your teeth (complete dentures) as well as sections of missing teeth (partial dentures). Partial dentures have an additional security measure – metal clasps help to hold the appliance in place by securing to adjacent healthy teeth.
GETTING YOUR TEETH RIGHT AWAY
It used to be that it would take weeks for you to get your final dentures. With same day dentures, you don’t have to wait weeks. At National Dental, you can get your dentures the very same day you come in for your tooth extractions.
How is this done, exactly? Your final dentures are created from molds of your mouth taken before your extractions. With the help of today’s technological advancements, we can use these impressions to create an accurate, properly fitting, denture. However, hard acrylic can be painful on healing gums. This is why the base of same day dentures is lined with a tissue conditioner, which acts as a protective cushion. As you begin to heal, the dentures are periodically relined. Once you are healed, the liners can be removed, and you can wear your dentures as normal.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SAME DAY DENTURES?
There are several advantages to same day dentures:
- One of the biggest benefits is that you get your final replacement teeth right away, avoiding the need for temporary dentures
- You can eat and speak normally almost immediately
- During the weeks you are waiting for your final teeth, your jawbone can begin to resorb, weakening and changing shape. This means that there is a chance your final dentures will not fit properly by the time they are ready. Same day dentures help to slow the resorption rate.
- You can heal from your extractions faster
ARE THERE ANY DISADVANTAGES?
Same day dentures do have a few disadvantages as well. They come with many of the same disadvantages of traditional dentures. They still need to be removed nightly for cleaning and to give your gums a break. They cannot stop bone resorption, and you will need to be fitted with new dentures in approximately seven years. They also often require several adjustments to achieve the proper fit.
If you have suffered tooth loss, you shouldn’t have to wait any longer to get your replacement teeth. Call National Dental Douglaston at (718) 557-9882 to find out if same day dentures are right for you.