Same Day Dentures
Same day dentures, also known as immediate dentures, are a replacement option for people with missing teeth. Here at Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS, we provide several teeth replacement options and dentures are one of the most requested by our patients.
It is essential that you get your missing teeth replaced as this will prevent more problems with any remaining teeth in the future.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are replacement prosthetic teeth that are placed over the gums and match the look and color of your natural teeth and gums. The base is usually made of a polymer material that holds the crowns which are built using composite resin.
Preparing for Dentures
If you have several missing teeth and are looking for a replacement option, dentures are a good choice that can last you for many years. Patients who have some missing teeth, but want to opt for replacing all of them will need the remaining natural teeth removed.
In the past, we did this in two visits. One was for the extraction, and the following one was for the placement of the new dentures. This option required giving the patient time to heal the gums from the surgery and could take several months. With new advancements in dentistry, we can now do it all in one visit, saving you time and money.
What are Same Day Dentures?
Same day dentures or immediate dentures are placed on the same day as the teeth extraction. After choosing this tooth replacement option, we will schedule an appointment to make an impression of your teeth. Using this model, we will create the same day dentures.
When you come in to have any remaining natural teeth extracted, your dentures will be ready on that same day, and you will go home with a brand-new smile.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Same Day Dentures
One of the most significant benefits of same day dentures is that you won’t be without teeth while you wait for your permanent dentures. This option will allow you to eat and speak with confidence while you heal from your surgery.
Same day dentures can also act as barriers and protect the gum tissue while it heals from surgery. Moreover, it can give you a chance to get used to speaking and eating with a strange device in your mouth.
Some disadvantages of same day dentures are that they increase the cost of tooth replacement and you will not know how they will look before the tooth extraction. Because the immediate denture is built while the natural teeth are still present, it’s difficult to predict how it will fit once the teeth are removed, and the healing process is complete.
We will discuss all the pros and cons of same day dentures during your consultation. If this is the best option for you, we will give you all the information you need before the surgery and building of the dentures. However, if you have any additional questions or concerns about same day dentures, please don’t hesitate to call Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS at (845) 429-8060 at any time. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Michael Bleyzer, DDS
14 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road
Pomona, NY 10970-3038
Right off of Exit 13 Palisades Parkway
Additional hours may be available by appointment
Serving entire Rockland County New York: Pomona, Suffern, Valley Cottage, New City, Congers, North Rockland Towns of Thiells, Stony Point, Garnerville, Haverstraw and West Haverstraw, and Tomkins Cove.