Immediate Dentures through Covid-19
Pre-made Dentures that can replace your Immediately removed teeth
Immediate temporary Dentures (are available in Haworth, Keighley, nearby to Leeds, Bradford, West Yorkshire) can replace extracted teeth immediately with finished Dentures, provided conveniently so you are not without teeth during the gum-healing period. This may be for just one or two teeth or for all your teeth out and the dentures straight in, however do bear in mind there will have needed to be visits for impressions and preparatory work first, so that the teeth are ready and made for the day your tooth/teeth are extracted, then you can go away with your new teeth, but is it really as simple or easy as that - read below some common Questions and Answers about Immediate Dentures and the obvious advantages and less obvious disadvantages choosing this particular approach to having Dentures.
CORONA VIRUS & LOCKDOWN UPDATES -
We reopened after the holidays again Monday 4th Jan.2021, with increased availability but still a reduced service - many Dentists will continue operating a dramatically reduced service through 2021, during this unprecedented crisis.
We have been busy working through backlogs of emergency & vulnerable patients at our Practice, to reach those now waiting for more advanced, routine and needed denture care.
Please remember even since March 2020 ALL our registered patients had access to our advice and care remotely by phone and Online means, until the worst effects of this crisis passes.You must complete our online triage questionnaires for your protection and our Staff and you will see we are adopting additional precautions and PPE etc, despite continued shortages and additional costs to us.
We also provide SARS Covid-2 Antibody testing (high specificity) or/and Antigen testing (results chairside in only 15mins!) as appropriate for all staff and patients seen currently at our Practice, to maximise safety for all.
We can only see patients not suffering the Covid19 illness, to protect everyone including staff.
There are local Urgent Referral Centres being set up so please call 111 if you have any Covid19 symptoms and a dental Emergency or Urgency that cannot wait or if you are NOT a patient of ours.
Our Dental Practice is one of the safest places to be outside of your own home generally. Please leave your details on our answer machine by calling 01535644005. There are already waiting lists for routine appointments and we apologise for any temporary inconvenience.
However if you are already ill or have symptoms of fever and dry cough and/or have had contact with someone who has had such symptoms, then please self-isolate at home and call NHS 111 for advice first.
New patients or Referrals from Colleagues can still call 01535-644005 and leave their details and we'll add you to our referrals waiting list, so you get priority as we incorporate more routine appointments again. Thank you for your cooperation through this new way of working.
What are immediate dentures?
Put simply, they are temporary Dentures planned and made before extractions, so they can be fitted 'immediately' after any extractions but before the healing gum shrinkage has occurred, for social and basic eating convenience usually.
When might this be necessary?
When many of your teeth are loose or painful, they may be beyond saving. This condition is usually caused by advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes bone to be lost; if it's not caught in time, there's so little support for the teeth that they have to be removed.
Removing your teeth and replacing them with a denture may be the best way to eliminate any infection and restore the health of your mouth. When the extractions procedure and denture fitting are completed in one day, it's called an immediate denture. See below a case where the mouth is so bad one may have to lose all one's teeth and have dentures:
What is typically involved?
To begin the process, your dentist first takes impressions of your mouth. From these impressions, precise working models of your mouth are made. It's from these models that the dentures are made. We'll work with you to select the best color and shape for your new teeth. When your denture is ready, we'll extract your remaining teeth. You'll be thoroughly numbed before any teeth are removed, and should feel no pain. Naturally, things will feel very different. As soon as your teeth are out, your denture will immediately be placed in your mouth. For the first 24 hours, your new denture will feel tight because your gums are swollen. As your bone heals over the next weeks/month, your gums will shrink and your denture will feel loose. When this happens, we'll use a temporary lining material to tighten the fit. After this period of healing, when the
shape of your mouth has stabilized, we'll send your denture back to the lab and have it relined to improve it's fit.
RELINES ARE OFTEN REQUIRED AND ALWAYS ATTRACT ADDITIONAL CHARGES!
Some temporary problems are a normal part of adjusting to your new denture. At first your denture may tip when you chew. You may notice
increased salivation. The denture may seem bulky, and you might gag a little. Your tongue will feel crowded and you might have difficulty speaking normally. Like learning any new skill, at first it will feel awkward to eat with your new denture. But with time and practice, you'll improve, the only question is by how much. You may need another Denture sooner than predicted, if problems persist. Everyone is different.
How can you possibly make my denture teeth look natural and nice, not just like false Piano keys?
Dr.Kilcoyne hasn't just got decades of Expertise and Experience in achieving Smiles that look natural and suit each individual person's faces and personalities etc, he is a recognised and registered Specialist in Prosthodontics which includes rebuilding smiles and replacing missing teeth, using the latest technologies and methods too. He works closely with his Technicians who follow his very precise prescription and advanced methods, so that we get the Optimum balance between Function, Fit and Cosmetics and yes, Immediate Dentures are probably the most challenging of all Denture cases to achieve even close to this ideal, so the more difficult a case is, the more our Expertise is Vital to make the best of a challenging clinical case.
Nobody likes to lose their teeth, but when they're infected,removing them and getting an immediate temporary denture, but this can improve
your health, smile and confidence, when your adaption is successful after having many failing teeth. Remember also a new Denture is often required about 1 year after the original extractions, due to the Gums shrinking forever, but most of that shrinkage and changed shape happening in the first 12 months overall - so plan for this financially too!
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*Dr.Kilcoyne is a UK registered Specialist in Prosthodontics (GDC No.58373) which includes The Functional and Cosmetic Dentistry aspects of Crowns, Dental Implants, Bridges, Veneers, Fillings, Dentures, Bonding etc. Please go to our MAKE an APPOINTMENT page if you'd like to access his Expertise.