At Medicine Hat Denture Clinic, we believe that an immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth are unavoidable. They are a dental prosthesis constructed to replace the lost teeth and associated structures of the upper and lower arch, which is inserted immediately following the extraction of the teeth. Communication with our dentist and your denturist is key. Our denturist starts with taking impressions of your existing teeth and gums prior to extractions. After your extractions, your immediate dentures will be placed by your dentist with a scheduled 24-hour follow-up appointment with your denturist.
Healthy Smile and Gums
Immediate dentures not only allow you to go on smiling but they actually assist in your gums’ healing process following tooth extractions. They help you in the following ways:
Controls bleeding and swelling
Protects against trauma – lessens pain and prevents irritation
Prevents loss of muscle action and tissue tone
Helps in speaking, chewing and swallowing
Prevents possible TMJ disorders
But they also require more office visits and result in many oral issues, including swelling, discomfort, bone loss and more. Contact us today to discuss more. At Medicine Hat Denture Clinic, we’ll help our patients decide the right treatment that will best suit their lifestyle and oral health goals.
Tissue conditioners will be expected to create an optimal fit and may need to be replaced a number of times during the healing period. After the healing process is complete, we suggest a permanent denture reline to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit. We also recommend you to take medication for pain relief as prescribed by your dentist and eat a high-calorie, soft diet. Since the time and severity of the healing process varies from patient to patient, the final relines will not be included in the price of the denture unless otherwise stated. Schedule your appointment today.