What is an immediate denture?
An immediate denture is a removable set of artificial teeth, placed straight after the extraction of your natural teeth. Since the sutures are not placed close to the areas of extraction and there are many extractions done to be able to have a permanent denture, it may take many months for the mouth to heal fully. Therefore, an immediate denture is placed in the meantime as it covers the areas where the extractions took place, protecting vulnerable gum tissue and acting as a barrier for bacteria trying to enter the sites.
An immediate denture also involves taking impressions of your mouth with your natural teeth present so that once your teeth are extracted, there will be an immediate denture ready to be fitted in your mouth. This way you won’t have to remain without teeth.
What is a full upper immediate denture?
A full upper immediate denture is the set of teeth specifically designed to suit your upper jaw and replace all the upper teeth that have been extracted.