When people mention dentures, they are generally referring to complete dentures which replace all the teeth missing in their mouth. Complete dentures are a great alternative to no teeth, but we generally do not recommend removing all the teeth and having them replaced with complete dentures for unnecessary reasons.
We offer two ways to make complete dentures in our clinic. Traditional complete dentures can be made 10-12 weeks following the removal of the final tooth through a series of appointments that will involve making impressions, verifying proper bite while the teeth are still in wax, try-ins and follow ups.
Immediate complete dentures can be made immediately following the removal of the final teeth. We make immediate dentures by removing posterior teeth that are no longer functional, while keeping the patient's front teeth still in place. Once we have a proper bite and fit, we will then schedule a visit to remove the remaining front teeth and place the complete denture immediately. The benefit of this is that the patient never goes without teeth--the patient leaves with a denture the day the final teeth are removed. The downside to this is that immediate dentures require more follow up adjustments and will likely need to be replaced and a new denture made in a year or so.
Which ever way you decide to have dentures made, we schedule a 24 hour follow up visit after the dentures are delivered as well as a 1 week follow up to adjust any portion of the denture that may need adjusting to ensure comfortable, proper fit and bite.
Give us a call (409)200-2539 to get started on your dentures!