Making a removable denture is a process that, done right, takes several appointments. If you lose all your teeth, one of the concerns you may have is what will you do during the time between when the teeth are taken out and the denture is made.
The solution to this problem is an immediate denture, which can be placed the same day your teeth are removed. Then, after your jaw has fully healed, the denture is relined for a more precise fit. During the healing time, the immediate denture also functions as a protective covering over the area of the oral surgery.
Pros and Cons of Immediate Dentures
The major advantage is that, with an immediate denture, you don't have to suffer the embarrassment of ever being seen in public without your teeth.
The process, however, adds to the cost, since an extra procedure, relining the denture, needs to be done about six months after it is placed.
It's also important, with an immediate denture, that you carefully follow your dentist's instructions. If your mouth gets sore right after the immediate denture is placed and you take it out, you may not be able to get it back in, because of the swelling of the tissues. Be sure to carefully follow your dentist's instructions in the few days after your surgery.
If you lose all your teeth, the best treatment is to have your teeth replaced with dental implants. Here at Hylan Dental Care we place and restore a lot of dental implants. Please visit the dental implants section of our website to read more.
This procedure may not be for everyone. We invite you to come in for a free consultation so we can help you determine if you are an immediate denture candidate. Call us at or you can visit our make an appointment page.