What is an immediate denture?
An immediate denture is a denture that is placed in the upper or lower arch of the mouth immediately after the complete extraction of the remaining teeth. An immediate denture will allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. The preparation for this procedure occurs before your teeth are extracted.
Steps in Fabrication of Immediate Dentures
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.
In most cases, we have no way of checking the fit of the denture in your mouth prior to extraction. Esthetic compromises may have to be made is some cases to compensate for inadequate space or structural concerns. There is an adjustment period after the extractions as you will need to learn how to eat and speak with the new appliance.
It is critical to follow all postoperative instructions .Your gums 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 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.
- Dr. Jill Colson and Dr. Chad Colson at Dentistry at Pelham Pointe will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
- Temporary liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services that may have separate fees.
- Consult our practice with questions about the benefits of an immediate denture .