Immediate dentures have been proposed for your condition.
What are immediate dentures and how are
they made? What does it involve? Th is rack card will
help you understand the concepts, process, and benefits
of an immediate denture.
Your denturist can help you understand
the events regarding this procedure. Ask your
denturist if this procedure is right for you.
FULL DENTURES CRITERIA FOR IMMEDIATE DENTURES
When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become
unavoidable, an immediate denture is a solution. Th is process
will help you avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.
Your denturist will initiate this procedure before your teeth
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.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Denturists in most cases have no way of trying the denture(s)
in before your extractions are completed. In some cases, esthetic
compromises may have to be made in favor of structural
integrity or limited space.
During the healing period, postoperative instruction from
the Surgeon and denturist must be followed carefully. 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. Th is
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 or a new denture may be constructed
to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit.
· Your denturist will advise you of the procedure that
best meets your specific needs.
· Temporary liners, tissue conditioner and relines are
additional services requiring payment beyond the
service of manufacturing the immediate denture(s).
· Consult your denturist concerning the benefits of an