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Same day dentures are also known as:
They are temporary false teeth that allow you to get a tooth extraction and dentures on the same day.
It is common for patients to need tooth extractions before getting dentures. Conventional dentures take several days to make. Additionally, you cannot wear them until your mouth heals fully.
Same day dentures can give you a more complete smile while waiting for your gums to heal. They also act as a bandage and aid in healing after removing your teeth.1
With same day dentures, you never have to go public without teeth, and you’ll have an easier time adjusting to your new dentures once ready. You will already have the experience of speaking and chewing with your immediate dentures.
If a patient needs to have teeth removed before they get dentures, their dentist may recommend immediate dentures. Immediate dentures are very similar to conventional dentures.
The main difference is that immediate dentures are created from a mold before your natural teeth are extracted.
The dentist will take a mold at the beginning of your appointment. They will then remove your teeth while a denturist makes your new immediate dentures on-site.
Once your natural teeth have been removed and your false teeth are ready, the dentist will place your new dentures.
Same day dentures allow you to enjoy a full toothed smile immediately after tooth extractions. They also help you adjust to wearing dentures while your mouth heals.
Immediate dentures actually help the healing process after getting teeth extracted.1, 2, 3
Medical benefits of same day dentures include:
Yes. Your dentist may recommend immediate dentures after a full mouth teeth extraction.
“When removal of all teeth becomes necessary, an immediate denture is an important treatment modality. There are many advantages of immediate dentures as it acts as a matrix which controls hemorrhage, prevents contamination, and provides a protective covering over the wounds.”
Both immediate dentures and conventional dentures replace missing teeth and restore function. However, there are some notable differences.
Immediate dentures are typically not made from high quality materials like conventional dentures. They do not fit as well and are not as cosmetic.
Your dentist will wait until your gums are fully healed after extractions for conventional dentures. This usually takes two to six weeks.
Once your mouth is healed, your doctor will take a mold for your dentures. These dentures will have a better fit because the mold is more accurate.
After tooth extractions, your mouth may change shapes slightly as it heals. This is why immediate dentures often need more adjustments than regular dentures.
In many cases, same day dentures act as a temporary solution after extractions. Then they are replaced with conventional dentures for a long-term solution.
The process for same day dentures will vary slightly from dentist to dentist. However, it typically takes about four to five visits to the dentist’s office for the fabrication phase of immediate dentures. This does not include any preliminary surgeries you may need.
The extractions can be done sequentially if you need a full or complete immediate denture. For example, your back teeth can be extracted during the fabrication of the immediate dentures, six to eight weeks before delivery.
This way, you can keep your front teeth for cosmetics, and the immediate dentures will fit better in the back when completed.
The process of putting immediate dentures is not complicated, but it does take time:
1. Take An Impression — At the beginning of your appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. A denturist will take this mold and start making your denture.
2. Tooth Extractions — Next, your doctor will begin the extraction process. They may administer anesthesia if necessary and start teeth removal. Then they will place gauze over your affected areas.
3. Denture Fitting — Your dentist will place them in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments.
4. Aftercare — Your dentist will give you instructions to care for your gums and dentures. This will include resting for 24 to 48 hours, taking any prescribed medications, watching your diet, and not smoking.
Once your extraction sites form clots and the holes start to close, you will need to follow standard denture care procedures.
You cannot remove immediate dentures immediately following insertion. Your gums will swell and may prevent re-insertion.
Speak with your dentist about the appropriate time to take them out after surgery and insertion.
Immediate dentures may not be immediately comfortable.
With all dentures, it can take time to adjust. You may experience some difficulty chewing and speaking for the first few days. You may also experience some soreness, especially since you've just had surgery on your mouth.
Immediate dentures often cost slightly more than conventional dentures.
The cost of same day dentures will depend on many factors, including:
You should expect to pay approximately $600 to $1,000 for one standard/basic immediate denture arch. Or $1,200 to $2,000 for a complete set.
Expect to pay $1,700 to $4,500 for a premium denture arch ($3,400 to $9,000 for a full set).
These costs do not include tooth extractions. Simple tooth extractions generally cost $75 to $300 per tooth.
Fortunately, many dental plans do cover all of or some of both partial and full immediate dentures. Insurance can make your immediate dentures and conventional dentures more affordable.
For example, through Guardian Direct, both Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) plans and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans provide denture coverage for dentures. While the network of providers available and the cap on annual maximums and other benefits vary, you’ll have some cost savings.
Some will also cover up to 50 percent of your dentures. For more accurate information, speak with your insurance provider.
Immediate dentures, also known as temporary dentures, are necessary for some patients.
If you have had any teeth removed, your gums will need to heal before the dentist can give you a new set of dentures. The purpose of immediate dentures is to eliminate the "no teeth" period after you have your teeth removed.
They give you some function and cosmetics while you are waiting for your gums to heal so that you can transition to your permanent dentures.
Usually, the dentures are delivered immediately after your surgery. They’ll stay in throughout your healing period. This generally takes about six months, but it may take more or less time for some people.
Immediate dentures are always an optional treatment. However, your dentist may recommend them if you have a complete extraction or several teeth removed.
You might NOT be an ideal candidate for immediate dentures if: 2
It is up to the patient and dentist to decide whether you are an ideal candidate for same day dentures.
There are two easy ways to find a clinic that offers same day extraction and denture services. You can ask your local dentist. They may provide these services or be able to recommend a trusted colleague.
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