What Is an Immediate Denture?
Immediate dentures are inserted on the same day as the removal of your natural teeth. These dentures can be either complete or partial.
What Are the Advantages of an Immediate Denture?
Advantages to immediate dentures include not having to appear in public without teeth and making it easier to copy the shape, colour, and arrangement of your teeth while they’re still in your mouth. The immediate denture is inserted at the time of extraction and acts as a Band-Aid to your tissues, reducing bleeding. You can also establish your speech patterns earlier since you don’t have to wait several weeks without teeth while yours are made.
What to Expect
As previous studies have proven, even the best fitting denture will provide only 20% - 25% of the chewing efficiency of your natural teeth. Due to individual variations of the palate and size of bone, the stability of the denture can indeed vary greatly.
After extractions, the bone will shrink and resorb for approximately 8 months at a rapid rate. During this period, temporary liners are required. This will compensate for the bone shrinkage and help keep your denture fitting tightly. Wright Denture Clinic (1997) Ltd will provide these services at no extra cost for the first 3 months following extractions.
These medicated liners are placed to assist healing of tissue following extractions. Temporary liners also keep dentures snug while the major part of shrinkage is taking place. You may eat or drink 30 minutes later.
Our denturists will remove any visible excess remaining. If you detect a small bit that was missed, do not hesitate to carefully scrape it off with a knife.
*Do not adjust, scrape, or brush dentures on the inside!*
Soak daily in denture bath with water and a half tablet of mild denture cleanser such as Polident. Brush outside only, being careful not to damage the inside liner. Be aware that prolonged use of a stronger cleaner will dry up the liner very quickly. This liner is only temporary and the life expectancy is about 2 months.
Relines – 9 Months Later
Following the 9 month healing period, patients require a permanent reline. This ‘refitting’ is the necessary result due to the changes that have taken place in the mouth from the loss of bone. A new impression will be taken early in the morning, and by the end of the day your relined denture will be finished.
To learn more about immediate dentures, contact Wright Denture Clinic (1997) Ltd today. You can find us at three different locations: Edmonton, Drayton Valley, or Breton.