Need to have your wisdom teeth extracted? Whether you are experiencing intense or minor pain, we want to help you optimize your oral health. Do not wait until you’re experiencing serious pain, have an infection, or an impacted tooth to have your wisdom teeth extracted. At Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center by Dr. Falender, our dentist offer a variety of treatments designed to help restore and heal oral health issues. From wisdom teeth removal and bone grafting to oral pathology, you can count on us for unmatched dental care. We are focused on delivering a superior level of patient care and will always put your comfort first.
- Immediate denture are type of treatment where artificial denture prosthesis is made before removal of the teeth and delivered immediately after removal of the teeth. This approach allows immediate restoration of your smile and oral functions.
- There are several different types of immediate dentures. Complete (also called full) immediate denture replaces all teeth in one jaw and partial immediate denture replaces several but not all teeth in one jaw. When immediate denture is made for the top jaw it it called an upper or maxillary immediate denture. When it is made for the bottom jaw, it is called a lower or mandibular immediate denture.
- Immediate complete denture can be a part of denture treatment where final prosthesis for the replacement of the teeth is a removable complete denture.
- Immediate complete denture can also be a part of the implant treatment. In that case immediate denture treatment is carried out in the initial stages of treatment.
You come to our office for an exam. Dr. Falender reviews your medical history and then examines your entire mouth. Next, he listens. He listens to what YOU want to achieve. Based on this, he will frequently develop a couple of different options, which may involve the recommendation of full mouth extraction and immediate denture(s).
Next, we reach an agreement on what the treatment is going to be. Because you are doing treatment in only one office, we don’t have to wait to hear back from an oral surgeon. We give you one fee.
You come in for us to do impressions (frequently called molds) in order for us to make your dentures. And for those patients desiring sedation, we review the sedation protocol and get you ready for the big day.
On the big day, you only go to one office: ours! Regardless of whether you are being sedated, we remove all the remaining teeth without you feeling any pain. We then place the denture.
Dr. Falender or one of his assistants personally calls you that night to review everything. From there, there are usually a couple of post-operative visits done to adjust the denture and monitor the healing process.
A patient can go from literally having no teeth ( or a few remaining bad teeth) to having a full set of teeth before leaving the Dentist office
The most important being that you will never need to appear in public without teeth. It is 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 also allow you to establish your speech patterns early. 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.
A few disadvantages of the immediate denture include cost among other things.
An immediate denture is initially more expensive than a conventional denture because additional time is needed for construction. A surgical stent is often necessary and more follow-up visits are needed for adjustments and re-fitting. Another disadvantage is that you cannot always see how the denture will look before the teeth are extracted and the immediate denture is inserted. Also, initially, an immediate denture does not always fit as accurately as a conventional denture, which is made after the tissues have healed for six to eight weeks following extractions.