If you have missing or experienced loss of your natural teeth, dentures may be a simple solution for you to improve your smile and oral health. Tooth loss can result from periodontal disease, or from decay, or even trauma due to injury. Whatever the reason, dentures can be used to cover those missing teeth. They are removable to allow ease of maintenance and upkeep.
At Central Maine Dentistry, we have our own ON SITE dental laboratory, so whether you have teeth already missing or that are being extracted that day, we can provide affordable complete dentures and partial dentures the SAME DAY.
It is important that missing teeth are covered or replaced, as it will lead to many problems. The biggest concern of a missing tooth is the shifting or drifting of the surrounding teeth. Teeth will super-erupt if left without an opposing tooth. If significant shifting occurs, there is risk of loss of more teeth. Other concerns of missing teeth include the affects it has on your facial structure and profile, such as hollowing of your cheeks making you appear older. Missing teeth also affect your speech and chewing, which are essential to our every day lives. Dentures and partial dentures replace either some or all of your natural teeth.
At Central Maine Dentistry, we have our own on site dental laboratory, so whether you have teeth already missing or that are being extracted that day, we can provide affordable complete dentures and partial dentures the SAME DAY.
If you already have dentures or partial dentures that break or get damaged, we can repair your dentures while you wait. In as little as 45 minutes, you can walk away with restored dentures or partials and a more confident smile! Again, our patients are our most prized assets. We know it’s embarrassing to walk around without dentures or partial dentures.
While others are waiting for a laboratory to mail back their dentures, at Central Maine Dentistry, you can get your dentures or partial dentures ready the same day you visit! You won’t be left hanging, and we’ll even do EMERGENCY dental repairs!
An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth. With the immediate method, your dentures are made on the same day. This is done by carefully taking an impression of your mouth and making the models for your jaw. Next, your dentures are made and fitted and you actually leave with them in your mouth and remain with you throughout the time in which your mouth and tissue are healing. Once fully healed, you will need to schedule a second visit to allow your dentist to reline your dentures to adjust for minor movement due to healing. If significant movement occurred, your dentures may need to be remade.
There are several advantages of an immediate denture. The most important factor is that you will never need to appear in public without teeth. It is also easier to duplicate the shape, color and arrangement of your natural teeth while some are still present in your mouth. When an immediate denture is inserted at the time of extraction, it will act as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding. An immediate denture will allow you to establish your speech patterns early. You will not have to learn to speak without a denture in place and then later relearn to speak with a new denture. An immediate denture will also allow you to chew better than without any teeth and minimize facial distortion that may occur when teeth are removed.