Immediate Dentures: the Way to Have a Beautiful Smile the Same Day Your Teeth are Extracted!
• “My (husband, wife, friend) has never seen me without teeth and I cannot go home without something to take their place”
• “I’ve seen people with no teeth or dentures. I don’t want my face to sink in”
• “Only old people don’t have teeth. I’m way too young to look old, like that.”
Here is what you can expect, if you would like an Immediate Denture at the time of your surgery:
A. We’ll need to see you for a denture appointment approximately 3 weeks prior to the date you select for your surgery. At that time, Dr. Curry will help you with tooth color and shape selections, and will assist you in determining how your denture will look. Impressions and specialized measurements are taken during this first appointment, too.
B. At a second appointment, we’ll need to take additional measures to confirm that the denture set-up is correct and is both aesthetically and functionally pleasing. We’ll also ask you to look over the final denture set-up before it is sent away for processing. This step is very important, as it ensures quality control prior to the day of your surgery.
C. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Curry will use a clear surgical template made from your pre-op impression, to surgically model and contour your tissues. This helps the Immediate Denture fit better. Then, Dr. Curry stitches the gum with sutures that dissolve in 3-4 days and puts your Immediate Denture in place.