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Immediate Dentures
Created by udent on 2/2/2008 12:00:00 AM

Immediate dentures are dentures constructed before all the teeth are extracted and placed immediately after removal of the remaining teeth. In most cases, the remaining teeth are the front teeth.


What is an immediate denture?

 Immediate dentures are dentures constructed before all the teeth are extracted and placed immediately after removal of the remaining teeth. In most cases, the remaining teeth are the front teeth. Back teeth are usually removed before the construction of the immediate denture.


What is the advantage of immediate denture?

  • You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of being without teeth and you can quickly resume work and social life.
  • You adapt to the denture more rapidly; good speech and mastication are regained faster.
  • Immediate dentures works as a bandage, in controlling the bleeding and accelerates the healing after the extractions.
  • Immediate dentures will duplicate your teeth position and jaw relations.


What is the disadvantage of immediate dentures?

  • Little discomfort after the insertion of the denture till the extraction sites heal.
  • The positions and the look of the front teeth can’t be evaluated until the denture is inserted.
  • Immediate dentures will require a permanent reline in 4-6 month after the insertion to accommodate the space created by the shrinkage of the supporting bone tissues during healing.
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