Immediate Dentures

What are immediate dentures?

A smiling elderly woman with dentures

An immediate denture may be the best solution when the loss 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 removed.

The first step is taking records of your existing teeth and gums to create dentures for placement after tooth removal. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted so that you never have to be without teeth.

What should I know about immediate dentures?

As teeth are still present, checking the exact fit of the denture in your mouth prior to tooth extraction isn’t possible, so making immediate dentures requires some ‘guesstimation.’ Sometimes after the bone and gums are completely healed, making a new set of dentures is the best option to most accurately recreate the ideal appearance and bite relationship for your replacement teeth.

What happens after tooth removal?

Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions. Your gums and bone will heal and change shape after tooth removal, and regular check-ups and maintenance will monitor healing and reduce problems. Temporary linings are often placed in the immediate dentures for your comfort and to create a better fit  during the healing phase. These linings may need to be adjusted or replaced a number of times during the healing period. A permanent denture reline will be required to ensure a comfortable and exact fit after you have completed the healing process.

  • The professionals at Ardent Care can work with you and develop a plan that best suits your individual needs.
  • Often the entire procedure, including tooth removal can be completed in our one location. Sedation is available to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your appointments.
  • Call today for a denture consultation Springfield Office Phone Number 541-465-9821.
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Dr. Renee Watts and her friendly, professional team have been serving people’s dental needs in Eugene and Springfield since 2000. Our mission is to help you make choices that improve your health and quality of life.

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