Extractions & Same Day Dentures

San Antonio Dental Office

What are Same Day Dentures?

Same Day Dentures are the complete dentures you receive on the day you get your natural teeth extracted. Some people call them “Immediate Dentures” because you get them immediately after your teeth are pulled. Others call them “Healing Dentures” because you use them while you heal. These dentures ensure that you never go without teeth and also help your tissue heal. Keep reading to learn more about these healing temporary dentures.

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What is it like getting Same Day dentures?

Wondering what kind of a difference a same day denture can make? Watch the videos to hear what our patients say their new immediate denture has done for them. Trying to imagine what it might be like to get one yourself? Scroll past the pictures to read more about what to expect during the healing process and beyond. You can also check out our guide to transitioning to dentures.

Same Day Dentures Video

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How do we make Immediate dentures?

No one wants to go without teeth. Making new teeth for the extraction day begins with a detailed consultation and CT scan. We help our patients design a plan that fits their needs and their budget. Often people would like implants but can’t afford the whole package on day one. If that’s you, ask about getting your teeth made in phases so you can pay as you go. Watch the video below to see how we make these beautiful new teeth in our San Antonio digital denture lab.

Video – See how we make new smiles in our digital dental lab!

Both Removable Dentures and Fixed Implant Dentures Start with Healing Dentures

From the start, some people want removable teeth while others want implants and fixed teeth. Either way, the process starts with extractions and temporary healing dentures in your mouth. After creating a treatment plan, we take impressions and design your new teeth. Your same day smile may be a temporary denture, but we make them the same way we make a permanent denture so that they look and feel as good as possible! 

Nervous about extractions?

You’re not alone. Many patients feel anxious about getting teeth extracted. Ask Dr. Bec about your SEDATION OPTIONS. Sedation lets you feel comfortable and relaxed. Goodbye dental anxiety!

Click HERE to read about what to expect on day 3 after immediate dentures!

Read our step-by-step guide for the transition to immediate dentures.

What should I expect from a Same Day Denture?

In the first week:

  • Expect some swelling and tenderness, especially in the first 24-48 hours.
  • The healing denture will keep swelling down.
  • Plan on eating a soft / liquid diet.
  • Your new dentures will not feel like your natural teeth. However, don’t let this scare you. Like many other things in life, different is different – not bad
  • Expect your immediate dentures to fit snugly during the first week.

During the second week:

  • Swelling will gradually decrease in the second week.
  • The denture often loosen.
  • Expect to need a soft comfort reline to aid stability and healing.
  • As the gums heal and shrink, expect the denture to move more and cause sore spots.
  • Adjusting the denture removes the rubbing spots.

From the third week on:

  • Expect a soft reline after about 2 months. To see how we do a soft reline, watch the video below that show us doing a reline. You can also check out our denture reline page.
  • With the help of multiple relines, you can expect your healing denture to be comfortable and functional for three to six months.
  • Typically at six months, it’s time to convert your temporary denture into a permanent one or to remake it.

But I Can’t Afford This kind of treatment!

When money is tight, it can be really frustrating to hear a dentist telling you that the total treatment cost for extractions and dentures is more than you can afford. If this is your situation, don’t lose hope.

When dentures seem out of the question for a patient, I remind them of three things:

  1. A healing denture is optional. This temporary denture only gets used for several months until the healing process finishes. A patient may heal after extractions without a denture.
  2. The importance of extracting infected and painful teeth outweighs the health benefits of a healing denture. Put health first and esthetics can come later.
  3. Payment options allow you to receive needed treatment and pay for it afterwards.

Click HERE to learn more about how we keep our dentures affordable.

Some People Get Extra Mileage

When one of our patient’s immediate dentures broke after she had it more than a year, she came in disappointed. She’d liked it so much that she’d been hoping that she wouldn’t need permanent dentures. However, she knew that her initial teeth were a temporary denture that would last three to six months. We make them as sturdy as possible. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to predict how your tissue will change or how much stress the healing process will put on your new teeth. Those factors determine how long they last.

Dentures Are a Process NOT a Product

We don’t pull your new teeth off a shelf. We literally make custom new prosthetic teeth and it’s a complex process. Fortunately, we do this a lot and that helps us help you know what to expect. We are fully committed to making this process as comfortable and smooth as we possibly can.

Click HERE to check out some denture before & after results!

Our Patient Reviews

  • Sylvia Rios
    Sylvia Rios

    Great word

  • Judy Howitt
    Judy Howitt

    My husband and I have been coming here for 25 years. We drive 20 miles to get here and there are many dentists we could use that are much closer, but we choose Dr. Bec.

  • Krystle Dimas
    Krystle Dimas

  • Always a great job with Dr. Bec! His staff is very helpful and friendly. Great work on my crowns, tooth implant and cleanings!

  • Mario Hernandez
    Mario Hernandez

    I’ve been here a lot of times and they treated me with kindness. And they work with your schedule too.

  • Debbie Vasquez
    Debbie Vasquez

    This is a great place, if your looking definitely choose them. The staff is always helpful and everyone is so nice. Best place to have your dental work done 😁

  • Christina Lopez
    Christina Lopez

    Love Doctor Bec’s office and his whole staff! I had a cleaning yesterday which usually freaks me out, but his team was patient and understanding. I’m very happy with the level of service provided. Definitely recommend!

  • Michael Perez
    Michael Perez

    Just had two crowns removed, two cavities treated, and two temporary crowns installed. The next day I had the temporary crowns removed and permanent crowns installed. All materials and equipment used were first class, the work was minimally uncomfortable and most importantly the final product is as near perfect as humanly possible. Same results for his implants and cavity resolution. Dr. Bec is highly skilled, compassionate and his staff is likewise. I recommend Dr. Bec to anyone who values their teeth.

  • Anna Schertz
    Anna Schertz

    Excellent dentist and staff. Dr Bec and his staff have made me more comfortable having dental work performed. I really like and respect him and his staff for never pushing me to do any unnecessary procedures. Thank you Dr Bec and your amazing staff

  • Irma Tobias
    Irma Tobias

    I had a wonderful experience with my teeth cleaning today. Carina did a fabulous job. If I could give Dr Bec and staff 10 stars, I certainly would.

  • linda rose
    linda rose

    My cleaning was wonderful. As always.

  • Recomiendo esta oficina del Dr. Bec, muy profesional...igual que todo su equipo!!!!

  • Manu Bizau
    Manu Bizau

    I’ve been a patient of this dental practice since 2013 and I’ve never been disappointed! Every single time I come in I’m being welcomed by Yvonne and Stephanie with a big friendly smile. They call me by name and make the experience personal. I was generally afraid of dental appointments but Dr Bec, assistants Desire and Gill, Otilia(executive) and the entire team made the visits feel enjoyable, they made me feel part of the family and I would always leave the office with a smile. I can’t thank them enough for the care and support they offer during each visit. I greatly recommend this dental office, and specifically Dr Bec for the amazing work he does. I smile bigger and brighter because of the work he does! I recently finished my Invisalign treatment and the results are amazing. I’ve gotten many compliments on my new smile. Thank you so much for all you do! Maria Bizau

  • Amazing team. Going into their office I was very nervous because I knew how much work and how complicated my case was. But I can’t say enough good things about everyone. Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you everyone I am very happy and grateful for you all

  • Blake Erwin
    Blake Erwin

    Great work and some of the friendliest staff!

  • My experience at Precision Dentistry was very rewarding. I found Dr. BEC to be professional in his practice, with a dedication to finding a solution for whatever dental care needed. My decision in choosing a dental option was made quite easy with no pressure whatsoever. I am now enjoying the freedom to eat a variety of foods I had limited too before.Thanks to Dr. Bec for helping me regain my smile and looking forward to a more meaningful happy life along with my granddaughters and family. And to his wonderful staff, I also thank you. Your attentive caring ways in reaching out to the patients is heart felt and appreciated. 💕

  • Bruce Cauley
    Bruce Cauley

    Great dentist and excellent cleaning

  • Paula Bond
    Paula Bond

    The whole staff is friendly and professional. Dr Beck is honest and profoundly skilled!

  • Enrico Paoletti
    Enrico Paoletti

    This practice was professional and did a very good job with my dentures and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James

    Excellent whitening experience! Very happy with results.

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