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After Which Procedure Is an Immediate Denture Placed?

Posted on 5/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of dentures in a glass of water. Immediate dentures are fitted into the mouth the same day after natural tooth extraction. Immediate dentures protect gum tissue to reduce bleeding and promote faster healing.

Who Is the Best Candidate for Immediate Dentures?

Immediate dentures are not mandatory. Your dentist will discuss the need for an immediate denture if more than one tooth is extracted. If only one tooth is extracted, an immediate denture might not be necessary. Also, if you lose a few teeth toward the back of the mouth, then you may not need a denture.

However, If you lose more than one adjacent tooth in a noticeable area of the mouth, you should consider an immediate denture. These removable false teeth will ensure that you do not go into public with that weird dental gap. Dental prosthetists use impressions of your teeth to make dentures that mimic the color and shape of the extracted tooth or teeth.

Why Are Immediate Dentures Important?

Tooth extraction leaves a hole and adjacent tissue injury. The healing process starts immediately after tooth extraction with the formation of a blood clot. An immediate denture helps shield and protect this extraction site during healing. Also, an immediate denture helps prevent oral problems related to the shifting of other teeth into the gap left by the extracted tooth.

How Is an Immediate Denture Fixed?

The process of getting an immediate denture starts a few weeks before the actual extraction of teeth. As the immediate denture is fixed immediately after teeth extraction, it has to be ready on the day of extraction. In the initial appointment, your dentist and dental prosthetist will take a 3D impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to the lab to make an immediate denture. Once the denture is ready, you will be notified to schedule the extraction. Immediately after the extraction, your dental team will fix the immediate denture.

Closing Remarks

Talk to your dental practitioner if you are considering an immediate denture after tooth extraction. The benefits of having an immediate denture significantly outweigh the costs of other alternatives.
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