An immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth are necessary for your health. An immediate denture will allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. We will begin the preparation for this procedure after the posterior teeth are removed and before your front teeth are extracted.
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 cases, we have no way of checking the fit of the denture in your mouth prior to extraction. There is also some amount of guesswork involved with immediate dentures. Esthetic compromises may have to be made is some cases to compensate for inadequate space or structural concerns. All immediate dentures will need a hard reline about six months after delivery.
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 may need to be adjusted or replaced a number of times during the healing period. A permanent hard reline will be required to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.
- The professionals at Karen A. Knight, DDS will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
- Temporary liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services that may have separate fees.
- Consult our practice with questions about the benefits of an immediate denture .
- Call today for a Denture Consultation Austin Office Phone Number 512-451-1222.