IMMEDIATE DENTURE

Introduction:

An immediate denture is a complete, or partial, denture that is inserted on the same day that the natural teeth are removed. An immediate denture allows the patient to avoid appearing toothless during the healing period following tooth extractions.

It also provides support for the lips and cheeks and eliminates problems associated with eating and speaking. An immediate denture is made in advance and is ready to be inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted. The Denturist will take measurements and make models of the patient’s teeth prior to the extraction appointment.

Immediate dentures are usually made of a hard, acrylic material. They are less expensive than conventional dentures and can be worn until the gum tissue heals and the permanent denture can be made.

Pros and Cons of Immediate Denture:

Pros:

  • Allows patient to avoid appearing toothless during healing period
  • Provides support for lips and cheeks
  • Eliminates problems associated with eating and speaking

Cons:

  • Require relining or remaking once gums have healed
  • May cover the roof of the mouth and interfere with tongue
  • Difficult to eat and speak at first

Conclusion:

An immediate denture is a type of denture that is inserted on the same day that the natural teeth are removed. It has many benefits, such as allowing the patient to avoid appearing toothless during the healing period, providing support for the lips and cheeks, and eliminating problems associated with eating and speaking.

However, there are some disadvantages to consider as well, such as the need for relining or remaking once the gums have healed, difficulty eating and speaking at first, and the possibility of the denture interfering with the tongue.

Ultimately, it is important to discuss the pros and cons of an immediate denture with your Denturist prior to making a decision to ensure that it is the best option for you.