Immediate dentures are a wise choice for many individuals. The entire process can be completed sometimes in one day. Since each patient’s healing period varies, finding that comfortable feeling will be different for each and every person.
Generally speaking, this procedure is performed by a patient’s top maxillary teeth and/or bottom mandibular teeth being extracted. After this procedure the patient is faced with healing which varies (depending on the patient) from multiple extractions, plus getting used to wearing a new plate with teeth attached to it. Immediate dentures can often be relined more than one time with soft relines which help cushion the hard denture base against the site where the extractions are still healing.
Changes in your tissue post Implant Dentures might occur due to the fact that once all teeth are extracted, your jawbone begins to change and shrink quite a bit. Over the next year or the jaws may reabsorb approximately 15-20% until the bone becomes stabilized. Since the jaw shrinks back as healing occurs, the current immediate denture will loosen up and may not be as retentive as it was at the time of original treatment. A hard reline is then done to the denture to accommodate to the new shape of the jaw.
For the utmost use of immediate dentures, A dentist can sometimes add implant anchoring devices underneath the denture so that it can snap in for even more retention. This will help prevent future jawbone loss.