Immediate Dentures Houston, TX

At Dental Bright, we specialize in providing Immediate denture solutions to our valued patients in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas. With our expert team of denture specialists and state-of-the-art facilities, we are dedicated to restoring smiles and improving lives.

Immediate dentures are available at Dental Bright in Houston and the surrounding area. Whether you're in need of immediate dentures or require comprehensive denture services, we have you covered.

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Understanding Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are a type of dental prosthesis that are inserted immediately after tooth extraction. Unlike traditional dentures, which are fitted once the extraction site has healed, immediate dentures provide immediate replacement teeth. They offer both functional and aesthetic benefits, allowing individuals to maintain their smile and ability to chew comfortably during the healing process.

“Complete dentures are molded to the mouth after tooth extraction, and immediate dentures are molded before the extraction.”

The process of obtaining immediate dentures typically involves the following steps:

Step 1: Initial Consultation and Evaluation During the initial consultation, a dentist will examine your oral health, discuss your dental history, and evaluate whether immediate dentures are suitable for you. They will explain the procedure, answer any questions you may have, and take impressions of your mouth.

Step 2: Tooth Extraction If tooth extraction is necessary, your dentist will carefully remove the affected teeth. In some cases, this may involve multiple extractions. The dentist will take immediate impressions of your mouth after extraction.

Step 3: Immediate Denture Fabrication Using the impressions taken, a dental laboratory will fabricate your immediate dentures. The dentures will be customized to fit your mouth shape and desired aesthetics.

Step 4: Insertion of Immediate Dentures On the day of tooth extraction, your immediate dentures will be inserted immediately after the extraction. This ensures that you have replacement teeth throughout the healing process.

Step 5: Follow-Up Appointments After the insertion, your dentist will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and make any necessary adjustments to the dentures.

“A patient may opt for immediate dentures when it would be inconvenient, damaging, or painful to live without teeth.”

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures:
  • Immediate Teeth Replacement: With immediate dentures, you don’t have to go without teeth during the healing period after extractions.
  • Preserves Facial Structure: Dentures provide support to the facial muscles, preventing the sunken appearance that can occur with missing teeth.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Immediate dentures are designed to look natural, providing you with a confident smile.
  • Improved Speech and Chewing: Dentures restore your ability to speak clearly and chew food properly.
  • Preserves Gum Tissue: Immediate dentures help protect the gum tissue, reducing the risk of infection and promoting faster healing.

“The process of getting immediate dentures is similar in many ways to getting conventional dentures.”

Adjusting to Immediate Dentures

It is normal to experience an adjustment period when transitioning to immediate dentures. Here are a few tips to help you adapt:

  • Follow Dentist’s Instructions: It is crucial to follow your dentist’s instructions regarding wearing the dentures, oral hygiene, and any dietary restrictions.
  • Start with Soft Foods: Initially, stick to soft foods and gradually introduce a wider variety of foods as you become more comfortable.
  • Practice Speaking: Speak aloud to practice and improve your speech with the dentures in place.
  • Be Patient: It may take a few weeks to get accustomed to the dentures. With time and practice, they will feel more natural.


Proper Care and Maintenance of Immediate Dentures

To ensure the longevity and functionality of your immediate dentures, it is essential to follow these care instructions:
  • Daily Cleaning: Clean your dentures daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner.
  • Handle with Care: When handling your dentures, do so over a towel or basin filled with water to prevent damage if accidentally dropped.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional denture cleaning.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals on your dentures, as they can cause damage.
  • Remove Dentures at Night: Give your gums a rest by removing your dentures at night while you sleep.

Do not wait to correct your missing teeth. Call us at (713) 783-6060 to set up an appointment and learn if immediate dentures are right for you.

“Immediate dentures give patients an option for avoiding going without teeth for an extended time.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How soon can I get immediate dentures after tooth extraction?

A1: Immediate dentures are inserted on the same day as tooth extraction.

Q2: Can I sleep with immediate dentures?

A2: It is generally recommended to remove immediate dentures at night to give your gums a rest.

Q3: How long does it take to adjust to immediate dentures?

A3: The adjustment period varies for each individual but typically takes a few weeks.

Q4: Can I eat normally with immediate dentures?

A4: Initially, stick to soft foods and gradually introduce a wider variety of foods as you become more comfortable with the dentures.

Q5: Can I wear immediate dentures while my mouth is healing?

A5: Yes, immediate dentures are designed to be worn throughout the healing process after tooth extraction.

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By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help get you the professional treatment you need. Instead of waiting around and allowing the symptoms to get worse, we can provide you with treatment options.

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Denture Terminology

Alveolar Bone
The alveolar bone is the bone surrounding the root of the tooth that keeps the tooth in place.
A clasp is a device that holds a removable partial denture prosthesis to the teeth.
CAD/CAM Dental Software
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer- aided manufacturing dental software that creates a detailed image of teeth to enhance the process for customizing various dental restorations.
Customized Dentures
Customized dentures are dentures specifically designed to fit a patient’s mouth instead of having the patient wear generic dentures that do not fit properly.
Denture Base
The denture base is the part of the denture that connects the artificial teeth with the soft tissue of the gums.
Denture Digital Manufacturing
Denture digital manufacturing involves using digital scanning technology to develop and manufacture personalized dentures for an individual patient.
Edentulous is a term that applies to people who do not have any teeth.
Final Denture Prostheses
The final denture prostheses is the final set of dentures the professionals place during the procedure. These dentures will usually be an exact fit to the patient’s jaw.
Intraoral Scan
An intraoral can helps provide the necessary details and 3D imaging professionals need to ensure they create an exact restoration for the patient’s mouth.
Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the gingival tissues and membrane of the teeth, leading to tooth loss without professional treatment.
Pontic is another term for an artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture.
Rebase is the process of refitting denture prosthesis by replacing the base material.
Reline is when a professional resurfaces the surface of the prosthesis with a new base material.
Resin and Acrylic are resinous materials that can be components in a denture base.
Stomatitis is the inflammation of the tissue that is underlying a denture that does not fit properly. It can also result from other oral health factors.

Learn More About Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are a great way to avoid the physical and social discomfort of missing teeth. Our team is ready to help you determine if this is a good option for you. Call Dental Bright at (713) 783-6060 to set up an appointment in Houston and learn more.

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