What are Immediate Dentures?

To avoid the situation of being without teeth, your Dental Prosthetist in combination with your Dentist will implement the immediate denture technique. This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. The Dental Prosthetist is then able to fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth, or make any necessary modifications you may wish.

 

When would I need Immediate Dentures?

When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is then inserted. In this technique, you have avoided having to go without any teeth while you go through the healing process..

 

How many Appointments are Required ?

Approximately  2 – 3 with your Dental Prosthetist and then 1 with your Dentist to have the teeth removed and the denture inserted.

There may also be several adjustments appointments required to get the denture comfortable.

Please be aware though, you will need your new denture relined between 3-6 months after your teeth have been removed, as there can sometimes be a lot of shrinkage from the healing process which will affect the fit of the denture. Relining adds an extra cost and is completed in 1 day