When you have multiple missing teeth, it can sound too good to be true that you can replace all of your teeth in a single day. However, advancements in dentistry make it possible to not only remove teeth no longer viable in your smile, but also replace them with same-day dentures! If you aren’t sure how treatment works, what you can expect to pay for an immediate denture, or the maintenance that comes along with it, you’ll want to keep reading!
What are Same-Day Dentures?
As a clarification, same-day dentures are not meant to be your permanent denture indefinitely. Instead, they are meant to give you a beautiful smile you can rely on while your permanent denture is being created. This means you won’t have to walk around with multiple gaps in your smile once you’ve had teeth extracted. If you have a history of sensitive gums or teeth, this is a great way to improve your comfort as you wait for a permanent denture. Same-day dentures ensure you do not have to go weeks on end without teeth as your permanent denture is designed and fabricated.
Keep in mind that same-day dentures are made roughly one to two weeks in advance before your actual tooth extractions. That way, you can receive a denture as soon as you complete your tooth extractions.
How Much Do Same-Day Dentures Cost?
There are few dental treatments as personalized as dentures, both permanent and same-day varieties. However, the average cost of an immediate denture is roughly around $1,900. Keep in mind that same-day dentures take more time to make and the condition of your oral health can also influence your final cost. The best way to determine how much your treatment will cost is to set up a consultation with the dentist. During your exam, they can confirm exactly what needs to be done, such as the number of teeth you need to remove and how much insurance may cover your treatment (if you currently have it.)
How Do I Maintain My Same-Day Denture?
Always follow the dentist’s aftercare instructions once you receive your same-day denture. These steps include but are not limited to:
- Wearing your denture for at least 24 hours straight
- Making sure to not spit or rinse your mouth out
- Never consuming hot liquids after the first 24 hours
- Removing your denture after the first 24 hours a few times a day to rinse them
- Using a saltwater rinse while your denture is in your mouth
- Never smoking or using tobacco after same-day denture fitting or surgery
Dental Precautions During COVID-19
Considering the current pandemic, dentists are being extra cautious to ensure there is no disease transmission present at their offices. These precautions include:
- Providing additional protective gear for dentists and their team members
- Limiting the number of patients in the office at a time
- Significantly limiting non-essential dental appointments
- Spending more time disinfecting surfaces around the office
- Sterilizing dental instruments and disposing of dental materials more often
If same-day dentures, also known as “Teeth in a Day” sound right for you, don’t wait to contact a dentist today to learn more and get started transforming your smile!
About the Author
Dr. Ben Sutter has years of experience making sure that patients receive a denture that’s comfortable, functional, and personalized to them. He always listens to their needs, builds a relationship with them that lasts many years, and gives them the attention they deserve as they begin their smile transformation. To learn how he designs your same-day denture or schedule a consultation with him at a later date, you can contact him through his website.