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. Dr. Dina will begin the preparation of the immediate denture before your teeth are removed, with a series of 4 to 5 short appointments. At your extraction appointment your immediate dentures are inserted, creating a natural smile you can be proud of.
What You Should Know About Immediate Dentures
In most cases, we have a limited ability to check the fit of the denture in your mouth prior to extraction. Esthetic compromises may have to be made in some cases to compensate for inadequate space or structural concerns.
Great care should be taken 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. During the healing period, denture adhesives, temporary liners, or tissue conditioners may be required to create an optimal fit, and may need to be adjusted or replaced several times. A more permanent reline will be required to ensure a comfortable and precise fit after healing is fully complete, usually within 6-8 months.