An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the extraction of natural teeth. There are several advantages of an immediate denture. The most important factor is that you will never need to appear in public without teeth. It is also easier to duplicate the shape, color and arrangement of your natural teeth while some are still present in your mouth.
When an immediate denture is inserted at the time of extraction, it will act as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding. An immediate denture will allow you to establish your speech patterns early. You will not have to learn to speak without a denture in place and then later relearn to speak with a new denture. An immediate denture will also allow you to chew better than without any teeth and minimize facial distortion that may occur when teeth are removed.
If you’re comfortable with doing so, the best option is to wait until your gums heal following the extraction process before proceeding with a partial or full denture. This will be less expensive for you and we’ll have better control over the look and comfort of your new dentures.