When complete extraction of your remaining teeth cannot be avoided, an immediate denture may be the best solution. An immediate denture will allow your gums to heal while you avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. The preparation for immediate dentures begins before extractions.
Before your extractions, we will take impressions of your existing teeth and gums. The impressions will be used to create accurate duplicates of your teeth. Your immediate dentures will be placed at your extraction appointment, creating a natural-looking smile you can be proud of sharing with the world.
What You Should Know About Immediate Dentures
Because we have no way of checking the fit of immediate dentures prior to your extractions, the fit may not be precise. Aesthetic compromises may be made to compensate for inadequate structure. In the meantime, you can rest assured that immediate dentures are a temporary solution. After your gums have healed from the extractions, conventional dentures with a precise fit and look can be placed.
After extractions, you will be provided with postoperative instructions. Follow these instructions to the letter, as your gums and bone will recede after extractions and regular exams will be required to monitor healing and minimize any chances of complications.