What Is an Immediate Denture?

In this video, Dr. Amelia Aristodemo discusses how immediate dentures quickly restore function and aesthetics to your smile after tooth extractions.

An immediate denture is a removable dental appliance that is placed in the mouth immediately after tooth extraction. It serves as a temporary solution to replace missing teeth while the gums and underlying bone heal from the extraction procedure.

For example, if a patient undergoes surgery to remove all of their teeth, they would receive an immediate denture on the same day as the extractions. This allows the patient to leave the dental office with a set of teeth, preventing them from having to go without teeth during the healing process.

While an immediate denture provides immediate replacement of missing teeth and restores some level of function and aesthetics, it is considered a temporary fix. Within approximately six months after tooth extraction, the gums and bone undergo significant changes as they heal, leading to alterations in the fit and stability of the denture.

As a result, patients may need to have their immediate denture adjusted, relined, or replaced with a conventional denture once the healing process is complete. A conventional denture is custom-made after the gums have fully healed, providing a more precise fit and better long-term comfort and function.

If you have any questions about immediate dentures or would like to learn more about tooth replacement options following extraction, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to restore your smile and oral health.

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Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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