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 the majority of 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. Also you will not be able to approve the look of the dentures in your mouth before they are sent for final processing due to your natural teeth still being present.
Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions .Your gums and bone will recede after extraction, and regular check-ups and maintenance will monitor healing and reduce problems. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners will be required to create an optimal fit and will likely need to be adjusted or replaced a number of times during the healing period. A permanent reline will be required to facilitate a comfortable and improved fit after you have completed the healing process.
After complete healing, it is recommended to have new complete dentures fabricated to have optimal adaption and fit. Most insurance companies do not cover any costs associated with fabrication of new dentures if they covered a portion of the immediate dentures. Patients must accept this limitation if they opt for immediate dentures.
- Drs. Brooke Hamilton and Levi Hamilton at Wilmington Dental Arts will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
- Temporary liners, tissue conditioner, and relines are additional services that have separate fees.
- Consult our practice with questions about the benefits of an immediate denture .
- Call today for a Denture Consultation Wilmington Phone Number 937-382-2042