Do you need to get your teeth removed but scared to live without teeth for the next couple of weeks? No need to worry anymore. Dentists can now create emergency dentures so that you wouldn’t have to wait for your gums to heal fully. Same day dentures, or also known as immediate dentures, emergency dentures, or dentures in a day, are a type of restorative dentistry that allows you to have your tooth extracted and get dentures the same day.
How do same day dentures work?
When you get regular dentures, you will have to wait for several weeks or even months for your mouth to heal after your teeth are extracted. You wouldn’t need to wait for weeks or months to get your same day dentures. Your dentists can fit your mouth for dentures right after your teeth are extracted and have them ready immediately.
We understand how uncomfortable it is to walk around with a gappy smile; that’s why getting emergency dentures would be your best bet. Apart from that, it is also not advisable to go around without teeth, here are some of the reasons why:
- Gums can be irritated
- More pressure when chewing on your existing teeth
- Difficulty eating and speaking
- Bone loss in your jaw
These emergency dentures are the prevention of these problems since you can wear them right after you’re finished at your dentist’s appointment so you won’t have to worry about gaps in your teeth. These will also help you get used to talking and eating for when you get your permanent dentures.
Is it best to get immediate dentures or wait?
If you want to replace your teeth’ gaps immediately, then it is best if you get same-day dentures. Immediate dentures are put in place after your teeth have been removed. The purpose of these dentures is to preserve the integrity of the mouth as well as the jaw. After your natural teeth have been removed, your jaw bone will start to shrink.
But keep in mind that you still need to refit or reline your immediate dentures after some time since your jaw bone is not the same as it was when your teeth are first extracted. If you choose to use your same day dentures as your permanent one, you will have to refit it multiple times to accommodate your shrinking bones. In some cases, a new denture will still be needed.
How long does it take for dentures to settle?
The amount of time you need to wait before dentures can settle depends on the type of dentures you will get. It will be a perfect fit for permanent dentures between three to six months after your teeth have been pulled. This will give you ample time for the gum tissue to heal. It can settle on your mouth immediately for same-day dentures, but you may need to have it relined or refit as your gum tissue heals.
Direct Denture Care
Are you in need of emergency denture repairs? If so, let our experts here at Direct Denture Care assist your needs. Contact Direct Denture Care on (08) 9440 1540 for the Balcatta Clinic and (08) 9401 1195 for the Hillarys Clinic and find out which type of partial denture is best for you.