The primary benefits of dentures are improved ability to chew food, improve facial appearance, and protect remaining teeth from extensive wear. Many people choose immediate dentures when they arrange to have teeth extracted. Immediate dentures are fabricated prior to your natural teeth being extracted and are placed in your mouth immediately following your extractions. As your mouth needs time to recover from the extractions, there is a waiting period before a final hard reline can be performed on these dentures. Generally, this period is between six to twelve months. Many changes will occur in your mouth during this time, and our office will place temporary soft liners in your dentures to assist with fit and comfort. In this blog post, we will take a look at the five benefits of immediate dentures. If you are considering having teeth extracted and dentures fitted, it can be helpful to understand more about what the uses of immediate dentures are.
1. HAVE A FULL SET OF TEETH On the day of extraction, your dentist may remove one or several teeth. They may even perform a full-mouth extraction. Therefore, it is beneficial to have immediate dentures placed following the extraction. Immediate dentures can help to fill in any missing gaps in your mouth following teeth extraction. They can improve your facial appearance and you can avoid being in public with no/missing teeth. 2. PROTECT YOUR GUMS FOLLOWING EXTRACTION As well as boosting confidence following teeth extraction, immediate dentures can help to protect your gums. Immediate dentures are designed to fit comfortably over your gums. Following extraction, immediate dentures are beneficial during the healing process and can help to reduce incidents of gum bleeding. 3. ESTABLISH SPEECH PATTERNS EASILY Without immediate dentures, you would have to wait several weeks with missing teeth before your dentures are fitted. This can affect your speech. Without immediate dentures, you may feel like you have to re-learn how to speak, only to have to do it again once you are fitted with dentures after the healing period. 4. LESS DISCOMFORT WHEN EATING Immediate dentures can help with your eating capabilities. With several missing teeth, chewing and eating your favourite foods may be difficult or painful. 5. GET USED TO WEARING DENTURES While dentures are custom-made and designed to last for many years, with a snug fit, you will have to wait several weeks after your extractions before they can be fabricated. Immediate dentures can help you to become used to wearing dentures right from the day your teeth are extracted. Here at Postings Denture Clinics, we provide high-quality immediate dentures following teeth extraction. IMMEDIATE DENTURES PROVIDE A HOST OF BENEFITS Immediate dentures fill the gap between teeth extraction and denture fabrication. They help protect your gums, improve your confidence, and making chewing your favourite foods easier. If you are interested in learning more about immediate dentures, contact our team at Postings Denture Clinics today.