Immediate Dentures

A smiling elderly woman with dentures

An immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth are unavoidable. An immediate denture will allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. We will begin this procedure before your teeth are extracted.

The first step is taking impressions of your existing teeth and gums to create accurate duplicates for denture placement after tooth removal. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted creating a natural smile of which you can be proud.

What you should know about immediate dentures

In most cases, we have no way of checking the fit of the immediate 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. Although immediate dentures may be a solution to replace missing teeth, they are an artificial substitute for natural teeth.

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 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 denture reline is usually necessary to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.

  • The professionals at Family Dental Clinic will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
  • Denture hard relines are an additional service that have separate fees.
  • Consult our practice with questions about immediate dentures.
  • Call today for a Denture Consultation Dickinson Office Phone Number 701-227-1193 or 800-443-0951.