When you are getting complete dentures for your upper or lower plate, it is understandable that you would want to get them right away. After all, you want to feel confident about smiling and speaking and laughing. And at the office of Abraham Esses, DDS, we can supply you with temporary dentures, or what are also sometimes called immediate dentures, in advance of your permanent ones. There are pros and cons, of course, so let’s lay them out so you can make an informed decision; one that is best for your unique needs.
With complete dentures, the goal is to give you ones that are perfectly fitted for maximum comfort and reliability. When the last of your natural teeth is removed, there is a period of time during which your gum and bone tissue will shrink. This is natural, and waiting for it to occur before placing your permanent dentures leads to less complications and fewer adjustments required for our Sheepshead Bay dentures. Of course, waiting may pose challenges for you. It’s possible that you may feel awkward around friends, family, co-workers, clients, etc. That’s where temporary dentures come in. The pros are that you will have an immediate solution for your lost teeth and will feel more confident around other people. The cons are that the fit will not be as ideal as you would like. They may feel “weird” to you, and the shrinkage of bone and gum will mean that you will need adjustments to account for those changes. There is also an additional cost to getting our Sheepshead Bay dentures right away, since you are getting two sets made: one temporary, and one permanent.
What is right for you? Why not come in for a consultation where you can have all your questions answered and determine along with our dentist which version of our Sheepshead Bay dentures you prefer?