If you’d like to avoid living without teeth while waiting for new dentures, interim dentures might be the solution for you. At Apex Denture Studio in Yakima and Richland, Washington, experienced denturist Jason Alsbury, LD, and his team offer these temporary dentures to fill in missing tooth gaps until your new dentures are ready for placement. Schedule an evaluation at Apex Denture Studio to determine if interim dentures are right for you.
Interim dentures, also referred to as temporary dentures, are dentures you may wear right after dental implant placement (inserting metal tooth roots into your jawbone) or tooth extraction.
They allow you to avoid living with missing teeth while you wait for your permanent dentures and your gums to heal. Interim dentures look, function, and feel just like real teeth and offer an array of benefits for patients requiring extraction due to severe decay or damage.
The main benefit of choosing interim dentures includes having a full set of teeth immediately after dental implant placement or tooth extraction. You don’t have to live with missing teeth and the embarrassment it can cause. Interim dentures look as natural as possible, so you don’t have to shy away from social or business activities. They are sturdy, gorgeous, and long-lasting.
Interim dentures are appropriate for people who desire permanent dentures but first require dental implant placement or extraction.
To determine if you’re a candidate for these dentures, Dr. Alsbury discusses your cosmetic dental goals, reviews your oral health history, examines the results of your dental X-rays, and evaluates your gums and teeth. You might first need bone grafting if you have reduced jawbone mass or strength. Dr. Alsbury tailors each denture treatment to ensure a superior outcome.
The Apex Denture Studio team crafts interim dentures before dental surgery. During the procedure, a specialist numbs the treatment area to extract decaying or damaged teeth or inserts dental implants. They place interim dentures in your mouth to fill in any gaps and ensure a comfortable fit.
Wear the interim dentures until your permanent dentures are ready and your jawbone and gums heal. Dr. Alsbury makes customized, removable or implant-supported dentures that perfectly match your unique needs and lifestyle.
After healing is complete, you receive permanent dentures. Dr. Alsbury ensures they fit correctly in your mouth and explains how to properly care for them.
Schedule an evaluation at Apex Denture Studio by phone or online today to learn more about interim dentures and determine if they’re right for you.