If it’s time to transition from your natural remaining teeth into dentures, immediate dentures are a very common option. The term immediate simply means that the dentures are inserted into your mouth at the same time the remaining teeth are removed. There are various advantages to receiving this type of denture. The most obvious reason is that you will never have to go out in public without teeth. As well, by inserting the dentures the same day, it prevents deformation and loss of facial tissue support that occurs when dentures are left out. Also, while initially tender, it provides teeth to chew food. Finally, since the denture will be placed immediately, they act as a band-aid over top of the gums and will help protect the tissues while they are healing.
The procedure first starts with a consultation about how you would like your new teeth to look. Next your dentist will evaluate the current condition of your mouth both by an examination and taking images. The next step is completing impressions of the jaws and teeth. The dentist then advises the lab technician about how to create the new dentures. Often, there is one ‘verification’ appoint to ensure that everything is be made as directed. Once the technician has completed the dentures, you will be all set to have the necessary teeth removed and the dentures delivered.
The office will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new dentures and what you can expect as you begin to learn how to use them. The visits following the initial process will be to ensure that the dentures are well fitted and that the tissue is healing normally.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.