Patients who are in need of dentures may sometimes hesitate to get them done right away to avoid the inconvenience of going a period of time with no teeth. An immediate denture will allow the patient to skip the process of learning to chew without teeth, is a good way to get a nice denture fit that looks natural, and minimizes the facial distortions that can occur when teeth are removed.
There are several advantages to an immediate denture. The most important being that the patient will never have to appear in public without their teeth. Additionally, it is easier to duplicate the shape, color, and arrangement of a patient’s natural teeth while some are still present in the mouth. This allows a better match and rejuvenation of the patients smile.
An immediate denture is inserted at the time of extraction, so the patient goes home with new teeth the day of the surgery. It will act as a Band-Aid to protect tissues and reduce bleeding. An immediate denture will also allow a patient to establish their speech patterns early since they will not have to first learn to speak without a denture in place and then relearn to speak with a new denture.
Not all patients can be candidates for immediate dentures. Some health conditions and oral problems may make this option un-advisable.
If you like the idea of immediate dentures in Spokane but are unsure if it may be a viable option for you, our office is available for consultation. We can discuss your options and budget and find the perfect solution for your situation.