Unlike conventional or fixed dentures, immediate dentures are made prior to the day of surgery and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are extracted on the same day. As a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
For patients transitioning to a complete arch prosthesis such as a removable denture or a fixed denture, the treatment plan will likely include an immediate denture, as well as the final denture. Our in-house dental lab allows us the ability to fabricate immediate dentures that are comfortable and natural-looking.
On the day of surgery, the immediate denture is delivered to the patient, allowing them to go home with replacement teeth. The immediate denture is used temporarily for esthetic and functional purposes while the gums heal. They also assist in providing an esthetic assessment while preparing for the final prosthesis that begins approximately three months after the day of surgery.