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Immediate Dentures in St. Catharines Ontario

Denturist in St. Catharines & Niagara Region

If you’re getting a partial or complete denture after a tooth extraction, your dentist may recommend wearing immediate dentures or temporary dentures.

We're pleased to offer immediate denture services here at Hayven Dentures in St. Catharines, ON. Request your free initial consultation for dentures today.

What are Immediate Dentures?

Badly damaged or weakened teeth can be replaced with dentures. Dentures are removable prosthetics that can take several months to fabricate. You'll need to wear immediate dentures while you wait for your device and the site to heal.

Immediate dentures are inserted in your mouth the same day as your tooth extraction. They prevent debris from penetrating the site and causing irritation. They also allow you to proceed with your daily routine without feeling self-conscious about missing a single tooth or several teeth.

What Can I Expect During and After Getting Immediate Dentures?

Here’s a general timeline for getting temporary dentures. Note that it can change on a case-by-case basis.

  • Your dentist takes impressions of your mouth for your temporary dentures about 1-2 months before your scheduled tooth extraction.
  • Right after your extraction, your dentist attaches your temporary dentures. They help ease the transition as you wait for your partial or complete dentures.
  • Expect some discomfort during the first few days of wearing your new dentures. Your mouth is still adjusting to your oral appliance.
  • While still getting accustomed to your immediate dentures, it’s best to maintain a soft food diet to avoid putting pressure on the area. You may slowly introduce more food variety as you get used to your device.
  • After a few months, the site will have healed. Your immediate dentures will no longer fit as well as they did before. They’ll start to shrink and change form, so you’ll need to see your dentist again to have them relined or replaced.
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Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • Immediate dentures keep you from going without teeth while you wait for your permanent dentures.
  • They protect the extraction site from irritation. Debris can penetrate the area and cause infection.
  • They aid in smooth healing after your tooth removal procedure.
  • Immediate dentures make diet changes easier to manage. You’ll only need to stick to soft foods while the site is healing.
  • They keep you from having to learn and relearn speech patterns. If you go without teeth, speaking becomes more challenging. You must get used to the changes in your mouth when pronouncing words. When your final dentures arrive, you'll have to relearn how to speak with your new device. Immediate dentures save you from this inconvenience.
  • They minimize changes to your facial structure, as you don’t have to go without teeth. As a result, your cheeks won’t appear sunken.

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Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures

As with any dental solution, immediate dentures also have their cons.

  • There’s no opportunity to fit or try your immediate dentures on. While they’re customized for your mouth, the process doesn’t allow for adjustments before they’re finally inserted.
  • Soreness and discomfort are expected for wearers.
  • Immediate dentures require periodic relining for them to fit properly in your mouth.
  • Since they’re not fully customized to your mouth, they may move or shift when worn. This may trigger a gag reflex in some people.

How Long Do Immediate Dentures Last?

Immediate dentures are designed for temporary use. They can last from 6-8 months. It’s important to see your dentist for follow-up checks so they can evaluate how the site is healing and if your immediate dentures already need adjustments or a replacement.

Will I Need Immediate Dentures?

Not everyone will require temporary dentures before getting their permanent dentures.

Hayven Dentures collaborates with your dentist or oral surgeon to customize your treatment plan. Collaboration between the dental professionals involved in your case is crucial to the success of your denture procedure.

Let’s guide you on your journey to your new smile. If you need more information about getting dentures, contact us to schedule an initial consultation with one of our denturists.

We’re happy to answer your questions about denture services in St. Catharines, ON.

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Anne Courtney

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6 months ago

Following dental surgery I had immediate dentures installed at another denture clinic. Unfortunately, right from the start, they were poorly fitting and despite many return visits, the problems continued and worsened. The final straw occurred when my top denture literally dropped out of my mouth when I was speaking. Because the dentures were so loose, I had been using dental adhesive on both the top and bottom but unfortunately the dentures released as soon as I started eating and soft food entered under both dentures. As a result, I was unable to eat regular food and was limited to very soft items, like eggs, soup, yogurt etc. I needed help and following much research and checking with various people, I was so fortunate to find Hayven Dentures where I spoke with Cherie, the business administrator, and made an appointment. Following a consultation with Hayes, I felt immediately at ease and very impressed with the length of time he spent checking and discussing my issue. I was very relieved when he identified that the main cause of my problems was because the denture bite was misaligned. He corrected the problem on the upper denture and adjusted the lower one to the point that using adhesive I can now eat proper food and my denture stays in place! I was also informed that Hayven Dentures install a temporary immediate denture following dental surgery and after 4 months the permanent dentures are fitted and installed, The denture clinic I originally went to did not offer this and unfortunately I was not aware of this option, therefore permanent dentures were installed. I sincerely wish I had been referred to Hayven Denture Clinic initially and had this happened, I know I could have been spared a lot of the problems, money, stress and time spent returning weekly to the other clinic. I am so grateful and thankful to have found Hayven Denture Clinic and Hayes and I plan to have further work done there and I am very happy and confident in recommending them.

Eric & Christine David

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

My experience with Hayven Dentures has certainly exceeded my expectations. The staff was warm and friendly and more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that I had. I’m very satisfied with the end result. Thank you Haven Dentures. Eric David

Zuzana Dirova

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

Hayven Dentures made a snoring appliance for my husband. I do not know, how to thank you Hayes and Judy enough for helping us in this matter! After so many years of listening my partner snore, finally there is a viable solution. Thank you so much, I can sleep again!

Irina Serdetchnaya

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

A few short visits, never waited for my appointments, denture fits "like a glove", no adjustment needed. Incredible staff delivered Incredible services! If you looking for a specialist, Hayden Dentures is your place!

brody robinson

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3 weeks ago

My experience with Hayven was a positive one. Everyone was so pleasant and reassuring. They take great care to get everything just right. I never had to wait more than 10 min. for my appointment. I would recommend them 100 percent. Thanks Hayven for everything.

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