Immediate dentures are a great treatment option for patients who are missing the majority of their teeth and are looking to fully restore their smile. During this treatment, our dentists at Hill Family Dental will create your set of dentures prior to removing any remaining teeth, thus enabling you to receive your restorations on the same day your teeth are removed. This means no embarrassing waiting period where you do not have any teeth. To learn more, and to schedule your appointment with Drs. Hill and Hill, we welcome you to contact our office today at 801-225-7110.
When considering a treatment for immediate dentures in Orem, Utah, you may have some questions about what you can expect. To help resolve any concerns, we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions and answers below:
How do immediate dentures differ from regular dentures? A traditional denture takes several steps to complete. The first step consists of taking impressions and measuring your bite to see how the jaw fits together. Next, we set the denture teeth in wax; at this point, you can see what the denture will look like. The last step is placing the denture. In many cases, patients who have any remaining teeth need to have their teeth removed before their dentures are even made. This means you have 3 to 4 weeks of no teeth while you wait to receive your dentures. With immediate dentures, your denture prosthetic is made prior to any tooth extractions, which means that our dentists can insert your completed restoration immediately after any remaining teeth are removed. You get to walk into our office with an incomplete smile and out with a new one!
Will eating and speaking be difficult? As with any denture, it will take time to learn how to speak and eat with an immediate denture. At first, it is recommended that you eat soft foods until you get used to biting and chewing. Practice eating and speaking, and be patient. Your mouth will get used to the denture, and you will have full use of a full set of teeth once again!
What should I do if the immediate dentures loosen? Once your gums start to heal, your denture will probably become loose and require a soft liner to help your denture fit better. When this occurs, please contact our office and speak with our dental team about helping you manage your immediate dentures. We can help make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your dentures remain in place.