Often called transitional or temporary dentures. These dentures are required when all your remaining natural teeth need to be extracted. Immediate dentures are placed immediately post-surgery so that you do not have to be without teeth during the healing process.
Immediate dentures are a great option for those who prefer not to face the world without any teeth. Additionally, these dentures help to prevent swelling, reduce bleeding, protect the extraction sites, and speed up recovery. An impression is taken at your appointment prior to surgery, which will then be used to design and build/fabricate your denture. All efforts are made to make immediate dentures as accurate and esthetic as possible. Due to the rapid changing of the gums post extraction, you will need to see your denturist at regular intervals to do adjustments as needed.
Follow up visits will be required as the healing process continues to ensure the dentures maintain the best fit possible. There are options such as temporary liners or tissue conditioners, which could also help provide temporary relief and comfort during the healing process.
After the healing process, it might be necessary to have your existing denture(s) relined or to have new permanent denture(s) made. As with any new denture, adjustments might be necessary if you experience any sore spots. This is a normal part of the process to getting the denture to fit correctly and comfortably.