Dentures in Downtown Edmonton

Dentures can be a good option when natural teeth are missing, and you’re looking to improve your facial appearance, speech, and ability to eat and chew. They are particularly beneficial if you have lost all or most of your teeth due to decay, periodontal disease, or injury. Our dentists at Academy Dental provide these different types of dentures:

  • Complete Dentures: When all natural teeth are missing or need to be removed, complete dentures can restore a full set of teeth.
  • Partial Dentures: If you have some natural teeth remaining, partial dentures can fill in the gaps and help maintain the position of your remaining teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: These are more stable than traditional dentures and can be a good choice if you require a more secure fit.

We recommend consulting with our team of dental professional to determine the best type of dentures for your specific needs, considering factors such as oral health status, lifestyle, and budget. Dentures require maintenance and may need adjustments over time to ensure a proper fit and function.

I am loosing a tooth, can I have the denture ready the same day as the extraction?

Yes! When it comes to tooth extractions and dentures, immediate dentures might be an option for you. 

Immediate dentures, allow you to get a tooth extraction and dentures on the same day. They serve as temporary false teeth that provide a complete smile while your gums heal from the extraction. Also, immediate dentures act as a bandage, controlling bleeding, trauma, and pain at the extraction sites. Additionally, they help maintain the shape of your jaw and muscles and allow you to speak, chew, and swallow after tooth removal1.

  1. Benefits of Same-Day Dentures:

    • Immediate Comfort: You won’t have to go without teeth while waiting for traditional dentures.
    • Appearance: Same-day dentures help prevent embarrassment and isolation by allowing you to retain a normal appearance during the healing process.
    • Functionality: They give you the experience of speaking and chewing with prosthetic teeth, making the transition to regular dentures smoother1.
  2. What to Expect After Placement:

    • Adjustment Period: Immediate dentures may not be instantly comfortable. It takes time to adjust.
    • Initial Challenges: You might experience difficulty chewing and speaking initially.
    • Soreness: Expect some soreness, especially since you’ve just had surgery on your mouth1.
  3. Ideal Candidates for Same-Day Dentures:

    • Complete Extraction: If you’re having all your teeth removed, immediate dentures are an option.
    • Not Ideal Candidates:
      • Those with debilitating diseases or systemic conditions.
      • Individuals with slow healing potential or difficulty remembering post-operative instructions.
  4. Process for Same-Day Dentures:

    • Your dentist will measure your jaw and teeth around a month before the tooth extraction.
    • On the day of extraction, your ready-to-use immediate dentures will be placed in your mouth

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