Brisbane Dental and Denture Clinic has the unique advantage of having our own in house dental laboratory and dental surgery in the same building. This means that everything from the fabrication of the denture, to the consultations with our dental prosthetist and finally the insert of the denture by one of our dentist is all done under the one roof.
An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth.
What are the advantages of an immediate denture?
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.
What are the disadvantages of an immediate denture?
The disadvantage is that you cannot always see how the denture will look before the teeth are extracted and the immediate denture is inserted. Also, initially, an immediate denture does not always fit as accurately as a conventional denture, normally a reline is required when the tissues have healed for six to eight weeks following extractions.
Four to five visits may be necessary for the fabrication phase of an immediate denture, plus any preliminary dental appointments.