Immediate Dentures in Buffalo, NY

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Amherst Dentist Providing Affordable Immediate Dentures Throughout Western New York

Are you or someone you love considering dentures? Do you have questions about the process, or concerns about how long it will take to get your new dentures? Our experienced Amherst dentist can tell you everything you need to know to help you make an informed decision about dentures. Give us a call for a free consultation to learn more about the advantages of immediate dentures from Douglas Hamill DDS.

The Types of Dentures

There are four basic kinds of dentures: full and partial, and fixed and removable. Full dentures are recommended when a patient has multiple missing teeth in either the maxilla (the upper jaw) or the mandible (the lower jaw), while a partial denture is more appropriate for one or two missing teeth, regardless of location.

Many patients may prefer a fixed denture, also known as dental implant bridges, which are permanent and are secured either under or against the gum line via implants or crowns. However, the health of the intact teeth is crucial in the decision to use dentures, and a removable denture is better suited for mouths that are not in optimal condition to receive permanent false teeth.

Immediate dentures are made prior to your teeth being extracted so they can be placed immediately upon extraction. The benefit of immediate dentures is that you will have your full function and smile restored prior to you leaving our office. You can eat that steak again without worrying about your denture falling out. Immediate dentures are a great solution for those looking for a quick fix, or those not wanting to have a temporary denture in place while you wait for your new teeth to be fabricated.

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Benefits of Immediate Dentures

All four types of dentures have the same benefits to oral health. Immediate dentures have the added benefit of being available right away. Chewing hard food and speaking with proper enunciation become increasingly difficult with fewer than the standard 28 or 32 teeth present, and dentures can both relieve the added stress on the remaining teeth and force them to not shift in position.

They can prevent the shape of the face from changing following edentulism, providing support to the lips and the cheeks, and play a role in reducing the ever-present threat of gum diseases such as periodontitis. Being able to have your dentures made prior to extracting your tooth is ideal, so if you are interested in immediate dentures, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill today and let his 20+ years of experience work for you.

How Are Dentures Made?

Dentures comprise replacement teeth that are attached to a metal tray, over which an acrylic designed to mirror the color of your gums is laid. Fixed and removable partial dentures may also include clasps or crowns that are designed to attach to the abutting teeth (the teeth on either side of a gap).

Immediate dentures may be inserted into the mouth promptly after the removal of any lingering teeth, allowing for a quick resumption of daily activities, but because the gums can shift or shrink after tooth removal, a conventional denture that will better fit the mouth will have to be designed and inserted once the gums have healed.

Do you want to know more about immediate dentures? Call our Amherst dentist today to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill. With over 20 years of experience helping Buffalo residents, he has placed countless dentures and helped people improve their smile and function. Contact us today and let his experience work for you.

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