The advantage of immediate dentures is that you can walk away with a full smile the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth. A set of immediate dentures may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth are unavoidable, but it would be inconvenient for you to live without teeth while conventional dentures are created – which can take days or weeks. However, because immediate dentures are inserted right after your dental surgery, the gums and jaw will change shape as they heal so it may be necessary to have an immediate denture adjusted. Contact us today for a consultation.
As the name suggests, immediate dentures are dentures that are inserted into a patient’s mouth immediately after their teeth are removed. This will allow you to immediately begin learning to eat and speak with your new teeth.
It is important to follow the instructions of your dental team (denturist, dentist, and/or dental surgeon) to allow for proper healing and to achieve the best fit of your dentures after the healing process is complete.
The immediate denture procedure differs from the conventional denture procedure because the dentures are created from a mold taken before teeth have been pulled. We will begin the preparation for this procedure before your teeth are extracted. The first step is taking impressions of your existing teeth and gums to create accurate duplicates for placement after tooth removal. At your extractions appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted creating a natural smile you can be proud of. Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions. Your gum s and bone will recede after extraction, and regular check-ups and maintenance will monitor healing and reduce problems. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners will be required to create a better fit and may need to be adjusted or replaced many times during the healing period. A permanent reline (or refitting) will be required to ensure a comfortable and proper fit after you have completed the healing process.