Dentures Made in One Day

Dentures are removable appliances that replace a few or all missing teeth and help restore your smile. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles sag and causes you to appear prematurely aged. Dentures not only support those sunken facial muscles, but they reestablish your proper face height and profile. Denture teeth are highly engineered to mimic natural teeth so that one’s appearance is natural. These teeth are set in an aesthetically pleasing way that may even improve the look of your smile. Your dentures make it easier for you to eat and speak better than you could with missing teeth—things that people often take for granted. Let us not forget that replacing missing teeth will not only improve your appearance and your function, but they will improve your emotional health by making you feel “whole again”.

The best bet for finding a pair of quality dentures is to have them created for you by a team of expert doctors, experienced staff, and talented laboratory technicians. Our Same Day Dentures are custom dentures that are fitted and fabricated specifically for you and only you. Our office is made of dentists that have made hundreds of sets of dentures and laboratory technicians with years of experience. Our team will work hard to capture the individuality of your smile and appearance and strive to create dentures that look natural and fit comfortably.

  • We DO NOT utilize pre-manufactured, stock denture bases.
  • We DO NOT have different “quality” of dentures.
  • You DO NOT have to worry about having to pay more for a “Premium Denture” or settling for a cheaper “Basic Denture”.

At Southside Dental, our team strives to fabricate only one type of denture:

A custom, high quality, properly fitting, fairly priced denture.

Your resulting dentures will look better, feel more comfortable, and last, and the confidence you’ll gain from having an amazing smile once again is priceless.

Types of Dentures

  • Conventional Complete Dentures

    This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.

  • Immediate Complete Dentures

    This removable denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has healed.

  • Overdenture

    An implant supported overdenture fits over a small number of implants inserted by an oral surgeon. Our dentists will refer you to our oral surgeon of choice to set up a consultation regarding the viability of implants successfully integrating into your jaw bone. Once these implants are firmly integrated into your bone, we can fit an existing denture or a new denture to “snap” on top of those implants.

All the above mentioned dentures have bases are made from a rigid acrylic, which you help to form by having molded impressions of your mouth taken during a visit to the dentist. This ensures that you can wear your denture as a comfortable fit.
  • Partial Dentures

    Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking. In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more aesthetic than clasps. The bases of some partial dentures are made from a more flexible type of thermoplastic such as nylon – this can be a more expensive method but can look and feel more natural.

    Crowns on your natural teeth are sometimes needed to improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments. Partial dentures with precision attachments generally cost more than those with clasps. Consult with your dentist to find out which type is right for you.

What to expect on your denture day

For “Same Day Dentures,” the process is as follows:

  • Your first appointment will start at 8 a.m.

    The patient will come in to have their impressions made.

  • Your second appointment will be at 10:30 - 11 a.m.

    Then they will return around for a Wax Try in Phase for proper fitting.

  • Your final appointment will be at 3:30 - 4 p.m.

    The patient will return once more for their denture delivery.

We can only make dentures in one day if we are replacing all your teeth. If you require a partial denture, you may require multiple visits to our office on different days.

For “Immediate Dentures” the process is slightly different:

  • Your first appointment will start at 8 a.m.

    The patient will come in to have their impressions made.

  • Your second appointment will be at 10:30 - 11 a.m.

    Then they will return around for a Wax Try in Phase for proper fitting.

  • Your final appointment will be at 3:30 - 4 p.m.

    The patient will return once more for their denture delivery.

On another day, the patient needs teeth extracted. They can have them removed by the doctors at Southside Dental or may need another surgical office to complete the extractions. Once a patient’s extractions are done, the new dentures will have already been made and can be delivered and fitted directly after their surgery.

Your First 30 Days with Your New Dentures

Adjusting to dentures is all about patience. Here’s a month-long guide that shows you how to get used to your dentures.

Calendar guide for first time denture wearers:

  • Day 1

    Many first-time denture wearers say eating soft foods that are gentle on your gums and teeth make the adjustment to dentures easier. Start by eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, puddings, and ice. Try eggs, pancakes and breakfast foods.

  • Day 2 to 14

    Your mouth is adjusting to your new dentures. At this time, you will likely experience increased salivation. Don’t worry. Your salivation levels will normalize over the next few days. You might also experience sore spots in your mouth from the dentures. This is normal too. Your dentures are “settling” into your mouth. Imagine when you break in a new pair of shoes. It may take a couple of weeks of wearing those new shoes to allow your feet to feel more comfortable. This too happens with new dentures. One tip to assist your mouth in this transition is by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. If soreness persists, return to your dentist for an adjustment. Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted or are a full-plate wearer

  • Day 15 to 29

    You are learning to talk and eat all over again. Remember to thoroughly cut your foods into smaller pieces. Chew on both sides of the dentures at the same time. Swallow your bites before eating more. To improve your speech, try reading out loud. This is a good time to start using a denture adhesive to improve the fit and feel of your dentures. Using adhesive will improve your confidence while eating and immediately improve the fit of your dentures. If you can eat and speak well without adhesive, don’t use it!

  • Day 30

    After the 1st month of denture wearing, you are beginning to be able to enjoy most of your favorite activities confidently. But you must remember that you and your dentures need regular periodic examinations by your dentist. We recommend those exams every 6 to 12 months. At this time, we can determine if you require adjustments, a refitting of the dentures (referred to as relines) or a new set of dentures. A denture replacement is usually recommended every 5 to 10 years

Helpful Information

  • Tip

    Typically, insurances allow patients to have new dentures made every 5 years.

  • Tip

    Do not persistently eat without your dentures! If you do, your chewing forces may cause damage to your unprotected ridges and cause you to not being able to wear your dentures. Long term habit of eating without dentures can even cause your denture teeth to not line up correctly

  • At Any Point

    If you are experiencing significant discomfort during this 30-day adjustment period, please see your dentist. Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted or are a full-plate wearer.

Common Denture Problems and Common Solutions!

At one time or another, denture wearers will face some issues with their dentures. Here are some typical denture challenges and tips for overcoming them.

  • Too much saliva

    The denture is a new foreign object, so it’s natural for your mouth’s salivary glands to work in overdrive. They’ll gradually adjust but in the meantime, try swallowing more, or enjoying a mint or hard candy. Make sure it is sugar-free if you have natural teeth! It may take several days to weeks of consistent denture wearing for your salivary glands to act “normally”.

  • Mouth sores and pain

    This is a very common problem occurring within hours of wearing dentures. Try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, or you can benefit from a denture adhesive that will help prevent denture movement to reduce irritation and sore spots. Another tip is to clean your dentures after every meal. This will reduce the chance of irritation from debris and keep your tissues healthier. It is OK to replace you adhesive after every meal.

  • "Full-mouth" feeling

    At the beginning of your denture experience, you might feel as if they are too big or that your lips are being pushed forward. Wear your dentures as much as possible so the muscles in your mouth “learn” how to keep them in place.

  • Slipping dentures moving around your mouth

    Your lip, cheek, and tongue muscles are fighting to push your dentures out of your mouth. Remember, you are new at this. It often takes time to “learn” how to keep dentures in the mouth. For added assistance, keep them in place with the assistance of a denture adhesive.

  • Ill-fitting dentures

    Dentures rest on gum tissue and your jawbone, which deteriorate and shrink over time. If your dentures feel loose after some time, you should visit your dentist. It may be time for an adjustment, a new denture lining (often referred to as a denture reline) or a new set of replacement dentures.