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January 18 2010

Consider Getting Same Day Dentures

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Dentures are a great solution for people who have lost some, or all, of their teeth to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury. Another reason you may be looking for dentures is because your old set broke or were lost. I’ve heard of so many children who have broken a set of their parent’s, or grandparent’s, dentures. The hardest part about getting dentures is getting new dentures is the long wait between when you lose your teeth and when you get your new dentures.

If you have a busy social life or are working, this delay can cause some big problems for you. A lot of denture-wearers feel embarrassed being seen by co-workers and acquaintances without teeth. Not only do you look different without your teeth, your facial muscles can sag causing you to look less like yourself.

With same day dentures, you don’t need to worry about going weeks or months without your dentures. The on-site lab creates these in the same manner typical dentures are created. Most dentists send the impressions to an off-site lab and then wait until that lab creates your dentures. It can take weeks or sometimes even months to get proper fitting dentures because if a change is needed it has to be shipped back to the lab and then back to the dentist.

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If you have a pair of dentures that fit fine, the time it takes to get a new pair of dentures isn’t an issue. But usually, you’re not looking to get a new set of dentures when your old pair fits just fine. Permanent same day dentures give you the ability to continue on with your daily life, and you don’t need to worry about the discomfort of temporary dentures.

Usually, a same day dentures dentist will have you come in for an early morning appointment to take impressions. The impressions are sent straight to the on-site laboratory. Work on your dentures starts immediately so you can have them by the end of the day. By the end of the day, you will have a pair of permanent same day dentures.