Immediate dentures are placed at the same time that teeth
are extracted, and may require additional adjustments after
the healing process as it can take months for the bone and
tissue to stabilize after tooth extractions.
After the passage of time, approximately 6 months, the denture
will have to be rebased, relined or a new denture will have
to be made. Rebasing or the making of a new denture involves
additional time and expense to the patient. Before this can
be done the denture has to be worn by using denture adhesives
to help hold the denture in place.
Perhaps the most important advantage of immediate dentures
is that you never need to appear in public without any teeth
and when immediate dentures are inserted, they act as a bandage
and help to reduce bleeding.
However, like any other procedure, the insertion of immediate
dentures does have limitations, of which you should be aware.
There are some people for whom immediate dentures are not
advisable because of their general health or specific oral