An immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth is unavoidable. An immediate denture is an interim solution that will allow you to avoid the inconvenience of living without teeth. We will begin fabrication of the denture prosthesis before your teeth are extracted; this may presents some cosmetic and fitting challenges.
The first step is making impressions of your existing teeth. we will us the impressions to make the immediate denture. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted creating a natural smile you can be proud of.
What you should know about immediate dentures
In most cases, we have no way of checking the fit of the denture in your mouth prior to extraction. Esthetic compromises may have to be made is some cases to compensate for inadequate space or structural concerns.
After several months of healing take place, a definitive complete denture is recommended to all patients to address any cosmetic or fitting challenges.
Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions. Your gums and bone will change after extraction and regular check-ups and maintenance will monitor healing and reduce problems. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners may be required to create an optimal fit and may need to be adjusted or replaced a number of times during the healing period. A permanent denture reline may be required to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.
- The professionals at H&L Dentistry will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
- Temporary denture liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services that may have separate fees.
- Consult our practice with questions about the benefits of an immediate denture.
- Call today for a Denture Consultation H&L Dentistry Phone Number (919) 493-1402.