Same Day Dentures
Our vision at Medhat Dental Excellence is to provide patients with optimum treatment plans for their dental health needs, and this includes same day dentures. Same day dentures are also known as immediate dentures and are an appropriate solution when the remaining teeth are removed, or when a patient comes to us with missing teeth.
Immediate dentures can be partial or complete. Partial same day dentures are made to fit in place of missing teeth where some of the natural teeth are still sound. Complete same day dentures replace all the teeth along one or both jaws.
Benefits of Same Day Dentures
Same day dentures have a functional and aesthetic purpose. With same day dentures fitted, the patient gets to start learning how to adjust to them straight away. This makes them more prepared for when the permanent dentures are eventually fitted. Also, the smile and facial appearance are supported by the artificial teeth and the patient does not have to go around with distorted facial features.
Immediate dentures also respond to the patient’s psychosocial needs. This means that the patient who does not feel confident to face other people with missing teeth is saved from such uneasiness. Smiling without teeth can be altogether embarrassing. Because same day dentures are placed on the gum where teeth are freshly uprooted, they also serve the purpose of protecting the delicate gum tissue while aiding to stop bleeding. This also helps a quicker return to eating solid foods.
Considering that immediate dentures are fitted on the same day when the last teeth are removed, we can use the natural teeth to determine the shade and shape of your false teeth, so they replicate your natural teeth. Also, when having partial immediate dentures fitted, you do not have to dig too deep into your pocket when compared to other teeth replacement options such as bridges or dental implants.
How Same Day Dentures Are Made
There are two possibilities for making same day dentures. If you come to us with an emergency such as lost teeth from an accident, we offer an ad hoc solution by taking impressions and sending them to a lab for immediate denture fabrication. This may require you to be in our office for the better part of the day. Alternatively, we may make adjustments on an existing denture to fit your case.
If the denture is part of a treatment plan for advanced periodontal disease and your teeth can be removed in several visits, we use state-of-the-art technology to make digital impressions prior to extraction and prefabricate your denture so that it is ready by the time the last set of teeth is removed. Using digital scans allows for greater accuracy and ensures we can make dentures that perfectly fit your jaw.
Let us help restore your smile and the function of your teeth in a single-day timeline. If you want to make inquiries about same day dentures prior to your visit, feel free to call us, Medhat Dental Excellence at (773) 774-4611 and consult with our dentist, or book an appointment.