When many of your teeth are loss and painful you may have past the point where you can save them, this is usually caused by advance periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes bone to be lost and if’s not caught in time there are so little support for the teeth they have to be removed. Removing your teeth and replacing them with dentures may be the best way to eliminate the infection and restore the health of your mouth, when this is all done the same day it’s called an immediate denture. To begin the process of making a denture we first take impressions of your mouth, form this impression we make precise working models of your mouth and are on this models that we make the denture, we’ll work with you to select the best color and shape for you new teeth. When your denture is ready we will extract your remaining teeth you’ll be completely numb before any teeth is removed and should feel no pain as soon as your teeth are out your denture will immediately be placed, for the first 24 hours your new denture will feel tight because your gum will be swollen as your bone heals, for the next 6 to 9 months your gum will shrink and your denture will fill loose,
when this happens, we will use a temporary lining material to tighten the fit, after this period of healing, we’ll either construct an entire new final denture or send the immediate denture back to the lab to have it realigned at its final fit.
Some temporary problems are a normal part of adjusting to your new dentures at first your denture may tip when you chew, you may notice an increase of salivary flow, if may feet bulky, you may gag a little, your tongue my feel crowded, and you may have difficulty speaking, but don’t worry as you get used to your new denture this problems will go away like learning new skills at first it will feel awkward to eat with your new dentures but with time and practice you’ll make the adjustment nobody likes to lose their teeth, but when your teeth are infected removing them and getting an immediate denture and improve your health and smile with confidence.