An immediate denture is constructed before teeth are removed from the patient’s mouth so that the patient doesn’t have to move around with out teeth till the final denture is ready.Constructing immediate dentures involves taking
impressions (making copies) of your mouth before the teeth are removed. When your remaining teeth are removed the denture can be inserted immediately. Because the denture is placed over the new extraction sites it will actually prevent swelling. The denture should not be removed for 24 hours and only by the dentist the day after you receive your new denture. Post operative visits will be required to check the extraction sites and make required adjustments to the dentures. Because the mouth will change after it heals, your dentures will need to be evaluated at 3 month intervals and will need to reline to fit the changes that have occurred in your mouth.
Frequently Asked Question
What is the lifetime of an immediate denture?
An immediate denture is a prosthetic device that is fixed by your dentist as soon as your natural teeth are removed. They are used for about two to three months until your permanent dentures are ready.
Can I sleep with immediate dentures?
Yes, you can sleep, but it is recommended to remove in order to relax from the pressure of dentures during the day.
Are immediate dentures permanent?
No, immediate dentures are not permanent. They are also called temporary dentures because they are used only until a permanent denture is ready.
Can I eat with immediate dentures?
Yes, but only soft diets for a few days are preferred. You can gradually start eating solid foods after a week.