It is likely you are on this page of our dental website because you have been told you need or know you want an immediate denture. We hope to help you understand the difference between these types of dentures vs more permanent options.
An immediate denture will allow it to appear as though you do not have any missing teeth immediately after having your teeth extracted.
Creating an immediate denture is a multistep process. The first step takes place before your remaining teeth are extracted. Our dental practice will make impressions of your gums and your teeth. We take impressions of your gums and teeth so we will be able to make a “blueprint” for creating your dentures. This “blueprint” is then used to make a set of dentures that will fit remarkably well. They will feel comfortable and more natural. This is due to the fact that the dentures were created with precision from the impressions we took of your teeth before extraction.
It is usually not possible to check the fit of dentures before your teeth are extracted. Therefore, there are times when we will need to make adjustments to your dentures after extraction. These adjustments are usually made if there is not enough room between the teeth when opening the mouth. These small changes will ensure that you have a set of dentures that will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
After extraction you will need to make sure you are carefully following the postoperative instructions. Having teeth extracted is a big change for your mouth. Your bones and gums will need time to adjust to the removal of teeth. Your bones and gums will usually recede and will not remain in the same place they were before the teeth were extracted. It is common for our patients to schedule several appointments during the adjustment period. The check-ups during this period allow for us to check for problems. It will also allow us to make sure the healing process is taking place the way it should.
Shuayb Dental will work with you throughout the healing process to create the perfect fit. Tissue conditioners and temporary linings are a critical part of that process. Once your mouth has healed properly and adjusts to your dentures a permanent reline will be used to create more comfort. The permanent reline will also allow you to have a more precise fit. Due to the drastic changes that take place in your mouth after the extraction and healing process, a new denture may need to be created to fit your needs.
Call Shuayb Dental at one of our locations in Tampa, Brooksville (Aerial Way and Cortez Blvd), Spring Hill, or Crystal River Florida so we can answer any questions you may have. Shuayb Dental is here to help you work in your own best interests. We will discuss any separate fees that may be associated with tissue conditioners, relines, and or temporary lines. We look forward to hearing from you.