Having damaged or missing several teeth can be damaging to one’s self-esteem. Tooth loss can be due to gum disease, injury, accident or because of a genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasias. Fortunately, there are now teeth replacement options available to improve the appearance and function of the mouth. If you are looking for a teeth replacement option, Treasure Coast dentures have several denture options such as partial and complete dentures.
Before the remaining tooth is pulled out, your dentist will generally make impressions and measurements during a preliminary visit. Immediate dentures are placed immediately on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. This is perfect for patients who do not want to go without teeth. The only disadvantage of immediate dentures (partial or complete) is that they cannot be tried in advance.
Immediate dentures act as a temporary solution for tooth loss while waiting for the bone and gums to heal after extraction. Permanent dentures may take some time to be ready and immediate dentures acts as a bandage to minimize swelling and control bleeding. Having immediate dentures installed after tooth extraction allow patients to chew better and reduce any facial distortion which can occur with missing teeth.
Dentures take some time for the patients to get used to. During the adjustment period, there can be some degree of discomfort. However, your dentist will monitor healing through regular check-ups to reduce problems and discomfort.
If you are planning to have tooth extractions and same-day Treasure Coast dentures fitted, contact us today at Smooth Sailing Dental to schedule an appointment.