Don’t wait for your new smile with same day dentures in Indianapolis
Everyone hopes to keep his or her natural teeth for life, and we strive to help our patients accomplish that goal. Unfortunately, it is not always possible. Due to factors such as oral injury, advanced gum disease, and avoidance of dental care, millions of Americans suffer from complete tooth loss. The good news is that loss of your teeth doesn’t need to mean loss of your smile. In fact, with our same day dentures from Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis, you can have a brand-new beautiful smile without the wait.
About the denture procedure
A complete denture replaces all the upper or lower teeth. However, many new denture patients aren’t missing all their teeth. Some may be gone, while others are damaged beyond repair, so the first step is extractions. As the gums heal, there will be some tissue shrinkage and changes in contours, which will affect the fit of a denture. The standard protocol involves a waiting period of several weeks or months between extraction and denture creation. Same day dentures, also called immediate dentures, eliminate the wait without compromising quality.
The steps of the procedure generally include:
- Preparation – Your dentist will take impressions and other necessary records, evaluate the coloring of your natural enamel, and create a denture design.
- Treatment – During the next appointment, extractions are performed, and the immediate denture is placed.
- Recovery – There will be a transition period as you adjust to wearing dentures, and some soreness while your gums heal from extractions.
- Reline – This process involves adding a new layer of lining material, thus reshaping the inside of your denture. It typically takes just one day. In most cases, an immediate denture will need relining a few months after placement, due to the rapid evolution of the gumline.
Are same day dentures right for you?
The best way to answer that question is a consultation with Dr. Church. First, he will perform an examination to assess your oral health and determine if any teeth are restorable. If total extraction is needed, he will discuss various options including immediate or standard dentures as well as fixed or removable implant supported prosthesis. Call Washington Street Dentistry at (317) 333-6788 to schedule your consultation.