Immediate Dentures

A smiling elderly woman with dentures

An immediate denture may be the best solution when extractions of your remaining teeth are unavoidable. An immediate denture helps with basic functionality and to avoid any 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.

What you should know about immediate dentures

There is not a good way to check the fit of the denture in your mouth prior to extraction. Esthetic compromises may have to be made in some cases to compensate for inadequate space or structural concerns.

After Extraction

Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions. Your gums and bone will recede after extraction, and regular check-ups and maintenance are necessary to 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 during the healing period. A permanent denture reline may be required to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.

  • The professionals at Legacy Dental will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
  • Temporary denture liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services that may have separate fees.
  • Give us a call for a Denture Consultation or with any questions about the benefits of dentures!