An immediate denture is a temporary measure used to avoid the situation of being without teeth, and involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. An immediate denture is fabricated based on your natural teeth, and modifications can later be made after extraction of your natural teeth. Immediate dentures therefore allow you to have immediate teeth while you go through the healing process following extractions.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IMMEDIATE DENTURES
Since the Denturist is unable to try-in the denture prior to extracting your teeth, certain aesthetic compromises may be necessary. This doesn’t present any significant problems, and the results are normally quite good.
After extraction of your natural teeth, and as the healing occurs, the oral tissues recede so denture adjustments may be required. Follow-up appointments with your Denturist are necessary. Also, to maintain the best fit and comfort of our immediate dentures, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner may be placed in the denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will probably continue to shrink to some degree; however, the rate of change decreases with time. This is a natural occurrence, which is to be expected. After the healing process is complete, a new permanent full denture will be made to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.