When you first get immediate dentures, you may be surprised to find out that it involves relearning how to talk and eat and getting used to the new denture. We will guide you through this period.
When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is recommended. This process will help you avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth. Your denturist will coordinate this procedure with your dentist before your teeth are extracted.
An impression is made of your existing teeth and gums prior to the extractions and is used as working models for the construction of your new dentures. From your models the denturist is able to copy and construct a denture, duplicating your original teeth with improvements to your appearance.
At your extraction appointment, immediate dentures are inserted avoiding the embarrassment of not having teeth during your healing period. During the healing period, postoperative instructions from the surgeon and denturist must be followed carefully. Your gums and bone will shrink to varying degrees, because of the tooth sockets closing. It’s important to see your denturist regularly to add temporary liners to refit your dentures.
Implants can be placed by your surgeon during or post extraction and will help maintain natural bone and stabilize immediate dentures.
Denturists in most cases have no way of trying the dentures in before your extractions are completed to check aesthetics and bite. In some cases, aesthetic compromises may have to be made in favor of structural integrity or limited space.