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Cosmetic Immediate Dentures

Immediate Cosmetic Denture

If you have suffered severe tooth decay, injury, or gum disease and need your remaining teeth replaced, an immediate cosmetic denture can help relieve you of some concerns you may have after the extraction process is complete.

Before and After Immediate Upper Immediate Cosmetic Denture
Before and After Complete Upper Denture
Before and After Partial Upper denture

A few decades ago it was the usual procedure to allow a patient to wait for a few months after the teeth removal without dentures while the gums healed. Apart from the inconvenience and embarrassment of going about toothless, there was a more serious drawback of certain things happening to the mouth and face during the waiting period which made the eventual fitting of dentures difficult. Often facial lines had appeared on unsupported by dentures face which no denturist could remove.

Now days there need not be the least interval between having teeth extracted and the dentures inserted.

An immediate cosmetic denture, as its name implies, is a denture that is placed in your mouth immediately after your teeth are removed.  It makes the transition to dentures less noticeable and also helps keep you performing everyday functions, like chewing and speaking.The cost for one Cosmetic Immediate Dentures is  $1595.00.

Immediate Cosmetic Denture Treatment

Immediate cosmetic dentures are made using your mouth as a model. First, your denturist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and establish a bite that best resembles your original bite. Your denturist will also help you select the shape and color of the denture teeth and  gums.

During the next visit your denturist will adjust your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and functionality of the denture teeth and gums. Sometimes it is necessary to repeat this step to ensure that everything is just Immediate cosmetic dentures are made using your mouth as a model. First, your denturist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and establish a bite that best resembles your original bite. Your denturist will also help you select the shape and color of the denture teeth and gums right.After a satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent  to the laboratory for fabrication. At the subsequent visit, after the remaining teeth are removed by a dental surgeon,  the denture will be delivered. Please note that the extractions may be performed at one visit or they may be removed in two or more visits depending on the number and condition of the teeth to be extracted, the shape of your jaws and your health condition.  Your oral or dental surgeon will best advise you of the preferred timing for your extractions.

Immediate Cosmetic Denture Complications

While every effort is made to make a good and functional denture, please keep in mind that there is no such a thing as a perfect denture. After delivery of the immediate cosmetic denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and some time for you and your immediate cosmetic denture to adapt to each other. This is due to the fact that when your gums heal following the extractions they will shrink for a period of about 6 months and the denture needs to be re-based or re-lined to fit properly.

The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your immediate cosmetic dentures is a process; in some cases, it takes weeks or months to get used to your immediate cosmetic denture.

A Cosmetic Immediate Dentures can also alter your eating; you will not have the same chewing efficiency as you had with your natural teeth. An immediate cosmetic denture will also alter your speaking and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable. Keep in mind that due to differences in the shapes of the jaws and the strong muscle movements of the tongue and cheek, a lower denture may be harder to keep in the mouth compared to an upper denture.

Today it is common for people to wear such life-like dentures that no one suspects they are not natural. Increasingly denturists take the opportunity of recording the natural teeth with impressions and photographs before they extracted. By these means the color, shape and arrangement can be copied exactly (some patients even ask for crooked teeth and spaces between them to be artificially reproduced). By positioning the artificial teeth in the same places where natural ones used to be, patients will maintain the contours of their cheeks and fullness of their lips.

In our practice we had instances when a patient had received new dentures without even his own family suspecting it. One actress had changed all her natural teeth to dentures in a course of shooting of a film.

It may sound painful to wear a hard set of dentures on top of sore gums. In practice, however, the denture plate shields gums from the irritation of tongue movements and food, reduces the inevitable slight bleeding and allows soothing lotions to stay where they needed instead of being washed away. Healing of the gums is quicker, too, and the bone ridges become better formed. Instead of seeming to be suspended, the lower jaw has a comfortable resting place. Eating may not be very comfortable, however it is more comfortable than with naked, uncovered gums. The small disadvantage of the immediate method is the need for numerous visits to the denturist. Transitional relines and adjustments of the dentures before the gums heal and take a more permanent shape are necessary.