Considering Immediate Dentures


Considering immediate dentures

Proceed with a good understanding when considering immediate dentures.

Dentists diagnose the need for dentures after the teeth become non-restorable or periodontal diseae

has destroyed the supporting bone.

With no bone support, teeth enter an advanced stage of periodontitist with recurring abscess formation, halitosis and loss of teeth.

Patients undergoing transplant therapy are requested by physicians to have borderline problematic teeth removed in order to not jeopardize rejection of the organ transplant through infection from problematic teeth.

The fabrication of immediate dentures start before the final removal of a patient’s remaining teeth.

The desire for teeth at the surgery visit is fulfilled after considering immediate dentures.

Not everyone will successfully wear dentures for a number of reasons.

The major concern wearing dentures is retention of the denture bases fitting securely over the edentulous ridges.

You will hear the phrase in dentistry discussed in advertising regarding dental implants, teeth placement within a day.

The phrase relates to dental implant placement for retention of the prostheses.

Dental implant placement in the jaw bones, provides great retention.

A denture becomes a fixed prosthesis because of dental implants.

Denture adhesives help to bond most dentures to the edentulous ridge.

With dental implants denture adhesive is not necessary.

The implants stabilize the denture improving patients ability to chew.

After consultation, a decision can be made to fabricate immediate dentures.

Patients come to our emergency dental hospital in KC, expecting replacement options before their teeth are removed.

Ideally waiting 30 to 60 days before a denture is made helps to get a better final product.

No one expects a patient to go without teeth for this time period.

Transitional dentures provide patients a non-embarrassing option when teeth are extracted.

It is understood not everyone is willing to spend this time without replacement teeth.

Business goes on, interacting with the public requires a pleasing smile during the healing process.

Emergency dentists in KC understand the desire for the immediate replacement of teeth.

Other than transitional dentures, immediate dentures are a viable option.

Keep in mind approximately 6 months from the extraction of remaining teeth, your dentures will need to be relined.

Relining dentures after the bone has started to settle, refit them to the edentulous ridges.

Until the dentures can be refitted, temporary soft liners and tissue conditioners are used to help support and stabilize the dentures.

Remaining bone can be stabilized with dental implants, reducing the attrition of bone.

Remember these options when considering immediate dentures.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.

Published by Artis

I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *