Immediate Dentures

A smiling elderly woman with dentures

An immediate denture may be the best solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth is unavoidable. An immediate denture will allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth. We will begin the preparation for this procedure before your teeth are extracted.

The first step is taking impressions of your existing teeth and gums to create accurate duplicates for placement after tooth removal. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted creating a natural smile you can be proud of.

What you should know about immediate dentures

In most cases we cannot try the complete immediate denture in to completely check the exact fit prior to extraction. This is because there are still some of your own teeth still present. We are able to verify the bite (the way your upper and lower teeth come together) and estimate the esthetic appearance.

After Extraction

Great care should be taken to follow all postoperative instructions. Your gums and bone will recede after extraction, and regular check-ups and maintenance will monitor healing and reduce problems. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners may be necessary to create an optimal fit and may need to be adjusted or replaced a number of times during the healing period. After 9 to 12 months of complete healing, a permanent denture reline will most likely be necessary to finalize the fit and comfort of your new denture A permanent denture reline will be required to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit after you have completed the healing process.

  • The professionals at Willmar Dental will advise you of the procedure that best suits your individual needs.
  • Temporary denture liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services that may have separate fees.
  • Consult our practice with questions about the benefits of an immediate denture.
For more information about Immediate Dentures or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gardner, call our office in Willmar, MN at Willmar Office Phone Number 320-231-1290.