Immediate Dentures Specialist

Christian Iturriaga, DPD -  - Denturist

Dentures 4 U

Christian Iturriaga, DPD

Denturist located in Kennewick, WA

Are you interested in getting dentures but deterred by the amount of time you’ll have to spend without teeth? If so, consider getting immediate dentures at Dentures 4 U in Kennewick, Washington. The team places these dentures immediately after your extractions so that you can get back to normal life as soon as possible. To learn more, schedule your free consultation over the phone today.

Immediate Dentures Q & A

What are immediate dentures?

Immediate dentures are denture sets that Christian inserts into your mouth the same day as removing your teeth. They can insert either full or partial dentures, depending on your needs.

If you need a full set of immediate dentures, the team will likely have you come in two to three weeks before extractions to begin the fabrication of your dentures.

For fabrication, Christian first gets impressions and bite registrations of your teeth. Then, they try out different possible teeth in the back of your mouth. Finally, they prepare your dentures and have them ready for same-day insertion immediately following your full extractions.

Should I get immediate dentures?

Immediate dentures offer a wide range of advantages that make them appealing. These include:

No time without teeth

With immediate dentures, you don’t have to face a gap of time without visible teeth. This means that you don’t have to go out in public without teeth, struggle to speak without them, or spend a long amount of time eating soft foods.

It also prevents or reduces facial distortion associated with empty tooth sockets.

Bandaging

Immediate dentures act as a sort of bandage for your mouth after tooth extraction, reducing bleeding and protecting sensitive tissues.

Tooth matching

Because your teeth are freshly extracted when you get immediate dentures, it’s much easier for Christian to match their natural shapes, colors, and arrangement in your mouth.

Immediate dentures aren’t always the right choice due to existing general health issues and/or specific oral health issues. Also, they’re a pricier investment than regular dentures.

Why are immediate dentures more expensive than regular dentures?

Immediate dentures are more expensive than regular dentures because the team at Dentures 4 U requires more time to construct the denture. Also, if necessary at the request of an oral surgeon, Christian may have to insert a surgical stent to guide the tissues after extraction.  

Another reason that immediate dentures are more expensive is that you often need to attend follow-up visits to adjust and refit your dentures as your mouth tissues heal and shrink. During these visits, Christian typically adjusts your immediate dentures with a soft, temporary reline.

After about six months, you need to get your immediate dentures fitted with permanent reline or a new set of dentures. If you choose to get a new set of dentures, you can use your immediate dentures as a backup pair.

If you’re interested in immediate dentures, reach out to the team at Dentures 4 U. You can schedule a free consultation by calling the office directly.