Dr. Deepali Patil

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Immediate Dentures
Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures, also known as “immediate complete dentures” or “immediate denture prosthesis,” are a type of removable dental appliance designed to replace all of a patient’s missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw (or both) immediately after the natural teeth have been extracted. They are a temporary solution used during the healing process after tooth extraction until a permanent denture or dental implant can be placed, if necessary.

Here’s how the process of getting immediate dentures typically works:

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a dentist or prosthodontist, who will assess the patient’s oral health, take impressions, and plan the treatment.

Common Symptoms
  1. Soreness and Discomfort: After the extraction of teeth and the placement of immediate dentures, some soreness and discomfort are expected. The mouth tissues need time to heal and adjust to the presence of the dentures.

  2. Swelling: Swelling of the gums and oral tissues can occur following extractions, especially in the initial days after getting immediate dentures.

  3. Difficulty Speaking: It can take time to adapt to speaking with dentures in your mouth. Initially, you may find it challenging to pronounce certain words or sounds properly.

  4. Difficulty Eating: Eating with immediate dentures can also be challenging during the initial phase. Start with soft foods and gradually progress to firmer textures as you become more accustomed to chewing with the dentures.

  5. Excess Saliva: You may experience an increase in saliva production in the initial days as your mouth adjusts to the dentures.

Immediate Dentures Treatment

The treatment process for immediate dentures typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: You’ll visit your dentist for an evaluation to determine if immediate dentures are suitable for you. The dentist will examine your oral health, take X-rays, and discuss your treatment options.

  2. Treatment Planning: If immediate dentures are the chosen option, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan based on your oral condition, the number of teeth to be extracted, and the denture design.

  3. Impressions and Preparations: During a preliminary visit before the tooth extraction day, the dentist will take impressions of your existing teeth and gums. These impressions will be used to create the immediate dentures, which will be ready to be placed on the same day as the extractions.

  4. Extraction Day: On the day of the tooth extractions, the dentist will perform the necessary extractions, and immediately after the extractions, the immediate dentures will be inserted into your mouth. This allows you to have teeth immediately after the extraction procedure, helping you with functionality and appearance.

Immediate Dentures Precautions
  1. Control Bleeding: If you experience bleeding after the extractions and denture placement, gently bite down on a clean gauze pad provided by your dentist to control the bleeding. Replace the gauze as needed.

  2. Avoid Chewing Hard Foods: During the initial healing phase, stick to a soft diet and avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that may put excessive pressure on the healing gum tissues and potentially dislodge the immediate dentures.

  3. Oral Hygiene: Keep your mouth clean by gently rinsing with a saltwater solution after meals and before wearing the dentures. Brush your tongue, palate, and any remaining natural teeth (if applicable) with a soft toothbrush.

  4. No Overnight Wear: Unless instructed otherwise by your dentist, remove the immediate dentures before going to bed to give your gums a chance to rest and promote oral health.