If you’ve suffered severe tooth decay, injury, or gum disease and need your remaining teeth replaced, an immediate denture can help relieve you of some concerns you may have after the extraction process is complete. An immediate denture, as its name implies, is a denture that is placed in your mouth immediately after your teeth are removed. It makes the transition to dentures less noticeable and also helps keep you performing everyday functions, like chewing and speaking.
First, Dr. Salam will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and establish a bite that best resembles your original bite. Dr. Salam will also help you select the shape and color of the denture teeth and gums. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory.
During the next visit we will adjust your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and functionality of the denture teeth and gums.
After a satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for fabrication. At the subsequent visit, the remaining teeth will be removed and the denture will be delivered. Please note that the extractions may be performed at one visit or they may be removed in two or more visits depending on the number and condition of the teeth to be extracted, the shape of your jaws and your health condition. Dr. Salam will best advise you of the preferred timing for your extractions.