Preventative Dentistry

Immediate Dentures in Holyoke, MA

Restore Your Smile With Immediate Dentures

Living with missing teeth can be detrimental to your oral health. You may also experience difficulty speaking or chewing. In cases of full-mouth extractions, you could end up waiting weeks for your permanent dentures.

At Holyoke Mall Dental, we offer immediate dentures to save patients from going an extended period without teeth. Dr. Chen will provide you with a natural-looking, comfortable set of dentures specially designed for your mouth. Read on to learn more about immediate dentures and how you can benefit.

What Are Immediate Dentures?

Also known as same-day dentures, immediate dentures are a temporary solution to tooth loss made to last between six and eight months. Patients who require full-mouth extractions but don’t want to wait for their permanent restorations can benefit from immediate dentures.

As their name implies, these dentures are placed immediately after your extraction. With immediate dentures, you won’t have to go toothless while you wait for your permanent dentures. You’ll be able to speak, chew, and smile with ease and confidence.

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

Aside from a quickly restored smile, there are other benefits of immediate dentures that make them an appealing option to patients. These benefits include:

  • Comfortable fit
  • Natural appearance
  • Protects healing gums
  • Prevents jaw atrophy
  • Short procedure time

Receiving Your Immediate Dentures

Your journey to a restored mile begins with a comprehensive scan of your natural teeth and gums. Dr. Chen will take these scans during an appointment before your extraction surgery so he can send them to a dental lab. There, oral prosthesis specialists will create your immediate dentures based on the scans of your teeth and gums.

We’ll receive your new dentures before your extraction appointment. Once we have gently and safely taken you through your tooth removal process, Dr. Chen will help you fit your dentures. He’ll also make any necessary adjustments to ensure they fit comfortably in your mouth. You’re then ready to leave our Holyoke office with a restored, beautiful smile!

After Extraction

It’s essential to follow Dr. Chen’s post-operative care instructions following your extraction. Your gums and bone will recede after extraction, which will require regular check-ups and maintenancemaintenance to monitor your healing process. It will also help reduce any possible complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do immediate dentures cost?

At Holyoke Mall Dental, we strive to provide highly individualized care to our customers. However, this means that the cost of dental care is different for every patient. We suggest calling your dental insurance provider beforehand to learn if your plan will cover the cost of treatment.

You can also visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable financing options, so you can get the care you deserve on your terms.

We also recommend looking into CareCredit, a third-party financing company devoted to helping patients pay for treatments. Applying online is fast and easy, and you may receive financial aid regardless of your insurance status.

How do I clean my immediate dentures?

Proper oral care is crucial for keeping your dentures in good condition. Dr. Chen recommends cleaning them with a soft-bristled toothbrush daily and soaking them overnight in a dental solution. This keeps your dentures from collecting bacteria or losing their shape while they’re not in your mouth.

How do I get used to immediate dentures?

While this teeth replacement option is natural and convenient, it’ll still take some time to get used to your dentures. It’s important to wear them consistently and practice speaking as much as possible to become more comfortable with your restoration.

If your dentures shift or become uncomfortable, they may need to be adjusted. Call our Holyoke office at (413) 538-7400 to learn more about repairing your dentures.

Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Chen

If missing teeth are interfering with your life, immediate dentures may be ideal for you following a full-mouth extraction. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen, contact our Holyoke office at (413) 538-7400. You can also fill out a contact form wand a team member will be with you shortly. We look forward to seeing you in the office!