What is an immediate denture?
An immediate denture is “a removable complete or partial denture fabricated for placement immediately after the removal of natural teeth.”
Same Day or Immediate Complete Denture: Case I
This female patient came to me to replace her crown on a front tooth which kept coming off. “I’ve never had dentures before and I am afraid of dentists”, she told me. She stated that she used to go to a dentist only for emergencies.
Instead of re-cementing her poor-fitting crown, I recommended a more definitive solution to improve her aesthetics and provide function for better chewing. After gaining her trust, we started the treatment plan to get an over-denture retained by “Locator” attachments.
Treatment with the over-denture resulted in an extremely happy patient and a new addition to our dental family.
Having a good planning strategy and extensive knowledge on how to execute each step allowed us to create predictable and positive outcome for the patient.
Same Day or Immediate Complete Denture: Case II
John had multiple broken teeth which were not restorable and it was determined to replace them with an immediate complete denture and if he decided to convert it into an implant supported over-denture.
One of his teeth in the front of his mouth which had a root canal was retained to be used as an anchor to provide more retention. This was done by screwing an Attachment to the root of the tooth. It is a similar concept when a dental implant is used except that in this case it is connected to a tooth and not to a dental implant.
Same Day or Immediate Complete Denture: Case III
Periodontally compromised teeth in the lower arch were not salvageable and were planned for full extractions. An immediate complete denture was fabricated and relined with soft reline right after extraction all the lower teeth. Occlusion was checked and pt left with confidence that her lower denture is stable during function.