Same Day Dentures and Repairs
If you need your teeth removed, but cannot fathom the thought of going around without any teeth, the dentists at Magnolia Modern Dentistry have a solution for you – same day dentures. This tooth replacement option allows us to remove and replace your missing teeth all in one appointment. You do not have to worry about the risk of embarrassment any longer.
What You Should Know About Same Day Dentures
Same day dentures offer incredible convenience, especially for those that have to get back to the hustle and bustle of life and cannot do it with missing teeth. There are a few things you should be aware of before making the decision, though.
You will not be able to use the same day dentures forever. Once we pull your teeth, the structure of your mouth will change. Without the stimulation of tooth roots, your jawbone will start to shrink, which changes the structure of your mouth. This will cause the dentures to have an imperfect fit after a while. Our dentists can expertly adjust the dentures, but it is not a permanent solution – eventually you will have to decide on a different tooth replacement option.
Getting used to same day dentures is a bit rushed too. Unlike conventional dentures, your mouth does not have time to heal from the extraction. You get the dentures immediately, waking up with them in your mouth. Because your mouth will change, as we discussed above, you may need periodic adjustments to your dentures to get the perfect and most comfortable fit.
Creating Your Dentures
While the name suggests that we do everything in one day – there are few preparation appointments you will need. First, we will evaluate the condition of your mouth. If there are teeth we can remove early on, we will do that first. This gives that area of your mouth time to heal. This is most common with posterior teeth that no one will even realize are missing from your mouth.
We also need to take impressions of your mouth and send it to our lab. The lab needs some lead time to create your custom dentures. We cannot make the same day dentures appointment until we have the dentures in hand. The impressions give the lab what they need to create dentures that will have the best fit in your mouth as they are made just for you.
The Final Appointment
The final appointment is when our expert dentists remove any remaining teeth in your mouth and place your dentures. Upon waking, you will have a new set of teeth. How long the process takes depends on the complexity of the extractions and your comfort with the new dentures.
After your final appointment, though, expect some follow up appointments. Our staff uses these appointments to ensure a proper fit and your complete comfort with the new appliance. We will also talk to you about your future options for permanent tooth replacement, which is often easier for patients to talk about once they know they do not have to go around with missing teeth.
Would you like to discuss your options for same day dentures? Call Magnolia Modern Dentistry at (530) 645-3339 today.