Immediate Dentures

What are immediate dentures and how are they made? What does the process involve?

We can help you understand the events regarding this procedure. Ask your denturist if this procedure is right for you.

When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is a solution. This process will help you avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth. Your denturist will initiate this procedure before your teeth are extracted.

An impression is made of your existing teeth and gums prior to the extraction surgery and is used as a working model for the construction of your new dentures. From your models, the denturist is able to copy and construct a denture; your denturist can duplicate your original teeth or make improvements to your smile.

At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted, thus avoiding the embarrassment of having no teeth during your healing period.


What You Should Know About Immediate Dentures

Denturists, in most cases, have no way of trying the denture(s) in before your extractions are completed. In some cases, esthetic compromises may have to be made in favor of structural integrity or limited space. At Pacific Denture Centre, we give you the option of having transitional immediate dentures placed on the day of surgery (depending on the number of teeth being extracted), followed by the fabrication of your final dentures four to six months later. This will allow us to create a much more esthetically pleasing and better functioning permanent denture. It will also provide you with an inexpensive spare set of dentures to use as needed.

During the healing period, your gums and bone recede to a much smaller size because of the tooth sockets closing; therefore, post-operative instruction from the surgeon and denturist must be followed carefully. Regular check-ups and maintenance are required to ensure ideal healing. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners will be required to ensure a positive fit. This procedure may be repeated a number of times based on your physiological rate of healing. At the completion of the healing period, a permanent reline or a new denture may be constructed to ensure a comfortable and exact fit.

  • Your denturist will advise you of the procedure that best meets your specific needs
  • Temporary liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services requiring payment beyond the service of manufacturing the immediate denture(s)

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