Immediate Dentures

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An immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth is unavoidable. An immediate denture will allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. 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 extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted, creating a natural smile you can be proud of. After your extractions sites have completely healed, we will construct a complete denture for long-term use.

What you should know about immediate dentures

In most cases, we have no way of checking the fit of the denture in your mouth prior to teeth extraction. There will be a period of time needed to get used to the new denture; the fit can change during the healing process, requiring adjustment appointments.

After Extraction

Great care should be taken to follow all post-operative instructions. Your gums and bone will recede after extraction. Regular check-ups and maintenance will monitor healing and reduce problems. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners will be required to create an optimal fit and may need to be adjusted or replaced a number of times during the healing period. A permanent reline will be required to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.