When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is a solution. Immediate dentures are essentially the same as complete dentures and are used to replace all the teeth in the mouth on one or both arches. This process will help you avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of being without teeth. Your denturist will initiate this procedure before your teeth are extracted. An impression is made of your existing teeth and gums prior to the extraction surgery and is used as working models for the construction of your new dentures. From your models the denturist is able to copy and construct a denture, duplicating your original teeth with improvements to your appearance. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures inserted so that you have teeth during your healing period.
Denturists in most cases have no way of trying the denture(s) in before your extractions are completed. In some cases, esthetic compromises may have to be made in favour of structural integrity or limited space. During the healing period, postoperative instruction from the Surgeon and Denturist must be followed carefully. Your gums and bone recede to a much smaller size because of the tooth sockets closing. Regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure ideal healing are required. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners will be required to ensure a positive fit. This procedure may be repeated a number of times based on your physiological rate of healing. At the completion of the healing period, a permanent reline or a new denture may be constructed to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit.
Your denturist will advise you of the procedure that best meets your specific needs.
Immediate dentures are often referred to as same-day dentures because there is no time interval that the patient will have to go without teeth. These dentures have the ability to restore a person’s aesthetics and allow someone to maintain proper phonetics and chewing function while the bones in the mouth are healing.
Consult your denturist concerning the benefits of an immediate denture.
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