Prepare for an everlasting smile.
To avoid being without teeth at any time, we implement the Immediate Denture Technique. This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still in place. We are then able to fabricate a denture in the likeness that the loss of natural teeth will occur.
When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is inserted right away. This way you avoid having to go without any teeth while your mouth heals giving you your improved smile back right away.
Considering that Peter Iapichino DD is unable to try-in the denture prior to extracting your teeth, certain esthetic compromises may be necessary. This however does not present any significant problems, and the results are usually satisfactory.
As healing occurs, the oral tissues tend to recede. Due to this recession, denture adjustments may be required during a follow-up appointment. In order to maintain the best fit and comfort, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner may be placed in the denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will likely continue to shrink. The rate of change however will decrease with time. This is a natural occurrence, which is to be expected.
Once the healing process is complete, either a new permanent full denture(s) will be made or your denture(s) will be relined or rebased to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.