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What are temporary or immediate dentures used for?

Immediate dentures are just as their name suggests – fitted immediately!

These are the temporary dentures that are provided to you after your teeth are extracted, while you wait for your full dentures to be carefully created by our dental prosthetist. They are an excellent temporary measure but are not designed for long term use.

Often when you’ve had a tooth taken out it’s been because they are causing pain or need to be immediately removed following an accident or due to surgery. Full dentures take time to make to your specifications and be fitted correctly. Immediate dentures fill the gap (literally) while you wait.

Immediate dentures can also help your mouth to heal after tooth extraction by ensuring that your gums are not exposed. This can help to stop bleeding, which promotes healing and is an overall more comfortable experience.

What’s involved in having immediate dentures fitted?

If possible, immediate dentures are made before your original teeth are removed (this is not always possible depending on your situation).

A mould is taken of your teeth, and the immediate denture is created to replicate them. After the imprint of your teeth is taken, any required adjustments can be made. Following your tooth extraction, the immediate denture is ready to be inserted immediately. As you can imagine, this requires a great deal of skill and experience on behalf of our dental prosthetists to ensure that the immediate denture not only looks great but feels comfortable too. Our dental prosthetists work closely with your dentist to ensure the best outcome for you possible.

What to expect from your immediate dentures

It’s important to know that it takes time for the mouth to adjust following a tooth extraction.

Healing is not immediate and your mouth may constantly shift as it heals and your gums change in size. As a result, you may need multiple temporary liners over this healing period. After your mouth is fully healed we will then consider the best options with you and your full denture will be fitted.

Important tips to remember for immediate dentures:

  • Your mouth will be swollen after your teeth are removed so your immediate denture will take this into account
  • Once this swelling has settled down, you may notice that your dentures are looser than they were initially
  • In your follow up appointment, your dental prosthetist or dentist will insert a temporary liner to put some padding back into the denture and ensure that it fits snugly
  • As the mouth adjusts, you may need multiple temporary liners as part of the healing process
  • The mouth usually takes 4-6 months to settle following extractions
  • When healing is complete, you will be fitted for a partial denture designed for your needs

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