Therapeutic Dentures (transitional dentures)

Temporary or transitional dentures may be required by some patients who are transitioning from an immediate denture to a permanent denture, people who may have worn existing dentures for more than 15 years without proper care or relines, people who had experienced trauma or an accident with their TMJ, denture wearers who have worn dentures fabricated at an incorrect vertical dimension and centric relation for a prolonged period of time, and people with weakened lower jaw muscles. This type of denture will give patient’s TMJ (temporo – mandibular joint) a chance to realign, naturally reposition, and heal prior to proceeding with a fabrication of a permanent denture, thus providing a patient with an optimal permanent denture afterwards.