Patients in the Indianapolis area get same-day dentures
Today there are many ways to save existing teeth and replace missing ones, to restore appearance and function. However, there are circumstances when extraction and full dentures are the best solution for the patient’s health, lifestyle, and budget. Naturally, one of the biggest concerns of those patients is living without any teeth while the mouth heals, before dentures can be designed, crafted, and worn. At Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis, dentures can be made in advance, ready to wear home the same day teeth are extracted.
How immediate dentures are made
Your journey to a restored smile begins with an initial consultation. Dr. Matthew Church examines your mouth, listens to your concerns and goals, and explains the immediate denture process. Together, you determine if this is the right course of action for you.
Dr. Church takes impressions of your mouth, makes record of your natural bite, and takes meticulous measurements. (In some cases, molars that are not readily visible are extracted six to eight weeks in advance, for more precise fabrication and better-fitting dentures.) You select the shape and shading of your new teeth. This information goes to a professional dental laboratory where your dentures are made. You return to Washington Street Dentistry in several weeks to have teeth extracted. Don’t worry – Dr. Church provides gentle sedation for a comfortable experience.
Dentures are inserted immediately following extractions, and you leave the office with a full smile.
Benefits of immediate dentures
Of course, the biggest benefit of immediate dentures is that you won’t have to go out in public without teeth. However, there are other important considerations:
- Dr. Church is better able to design dentures that mimic the look (shape, color, and position) of your natural teeth, while those teeth are present.
- Inserted at the time of extraction, immediate dentures reduce bleeding and protect tissues while they heal.
- You adapt more quickly to wearing dentures. You don’t have to learn to speak without teeth, then establish clear speech pattern wearing dentures.
- Facial aesthetics are maintained, as distortion that can occur from multiple extractions is minimized.
The shape of your mouth will change somewhat during healing, although it tends to conform to the immediate dentures. Once healing is completed, usually within eight weeks, Dr. Church adjusts the fit of your dentures with relining.
Providing immediate dentures is a rewarding aspect of practice for Dr. Church. He knows how important it is to the patient’s self-esteem, oral health, and overall wellness to have a full set of teeth. Call Washington Street Dentistry today at (317) 333-6788 to schedule a denture consultation.