If you are considering total tooth replacement due to failing teeth, then Immediate Dentures are one of your options. Why are they called Immediate Dentures? Because at the time of your procedure, when you are sedated under IV Sedation, teeth are removed and then the dentures are fitted to you right after. You will walk in with teeth and walk out with dentures!
Typically patients who are considering dentures are suffering from the following:
Patients with normal healthy teeth would not consider this option, as there would be no need for tooth replacement. But patients who have had a life time of pain, dental problems, oral disability, trouble eating and sleeping well due to tooth pain are ones who would be considering this option. Immediate Dentures have the following benefits for a patient with the issues stated before:
When talking about immediate dentures, one must keep in mind that patients who are considering this option typically have an oral disability - chronic pain, loose teeth, inability to eat with back teeth, etc. The disadvantages are more in relation to a normal healthy mouth:
If you are interested, you will need a initial consultation to look at the teeth, evaluate your bony anatomy and candidacy for dentures (almost every patient is), evaluation of your health history and medication. We will then present to you the fees for the procedure. We must take molds (impressions) of your teeth, bring you back for a jaw relation appointment if necessary, we schedule you for a wax viewing where we will show you the teeth before we do anything, then we will schedule you for your procedure to remove the teeth and fit your immediate dentures.