When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is a solution. 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.
During the healing period, 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 will be constructed to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit.