Immediate Dentures

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An immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth is unavoidable. An immediate denture will allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. We will begin the preparation for this procedure before your teeth are extracted.

The first step is taking impressions of your existing teeth and gums to create accurate duplicates for placement after tooth removal. 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 immediate denture cases, because the dentures are fabricated prior to the removal of teeth, we have no way of checking the fit or look of the denture in your mouth prior to extraction.  Depending on your condition, some minor esthetic compromises may have to be made to compensate for inadequate space or structural concerns and unforeseen changes that occur during healing. Due to this, it may be difficult to fabricate a perfectly fitting denture with an ideal esthetic outcome.

In most cases, minor concerns can be corrected. In some instances, a new set of more definitive dentures may need to be fabricated upon completion of the healing process.

After Extraction

Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions. After extraction, your gums and bone will change shape 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 reline will be required to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.

  • The professionals at Cornerstone Dental will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
  • Temporary liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services and may have separate fees.
  • Consult our practice with questions about the benefits of an immediate denture.
  • Call today for a Denture Consultation Cornerstone Dental Phone Number 585-865-7030.