People may lose their teeth due to trauma, accident, tooth decay or infection. Dentures that are also referred to as “false teeth” are the best options to replace these missing teeth. These removable dental appliances are designed by a dentist to resemble natural teeth as closely as possible. Therefore, they help to improve the smile and confidence of a patient.
Dentures also help to eliminate the potential problems caused by gaps created by missing teeth. These gaps can lead to various problems such as misalignment of adjacent teeth, problems while eating and talking. Getting permanent dentures is, therefore, a solution to all these problems.
However before getting your permanent dentures, you need to get your immediate or temporary dentures done.
What are immediate dentures?
Immediate dentures are the ones that are used to replace teeth immediately after having a tooth extraction process. They are placed in the mouth right after your teeth are extracted as the shape of the mouth keeps changing.
What to expect in your appointment to get immediate dentures?
The designing and modeling of immediate dentures may require a few dental visits prior to extraction of your teeth. These temporary dentures are made in the same way as permanent dentures. The only difference is that they are made before you undergo tooth extraction process. Even if their fit is not perfect, they will help to maintain the shape of your face until you get your permanent dentures.
The molds of permanent dentures are made when the gum tissues get healed completely after tooth extraction process, which may take about six to eight weeks. During this healing process, the gum tissues will shrink and, therefore, the fit of permanent dentures will be perfect.
If you need more information on immediate dentures, please feel free to contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, (860)-865-0056. We also serve patients from neighbouring areas like Cromwell, West Hartford and Rocky Hill.