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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 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, if you so wish.

At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted 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) and then 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 if you are having work done on your permanent set.

During the healing period, postoperative instruction from the Surgeon and denturist must be followed carefully. Your gums and bone recede to a much smaller size, because of the tooth sockets closing. Regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure ideal healing are required. 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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