Immediate dentures can be Full or Partial Dentures, depending on number of existing teeth remaining after extraction. Immediate dentures are constructed over a series of appointments before the teeth are extracted. This is done so that your dentist may be able to insert the dentures, immediately after your natural teeth are removed.
By getting immediate dentures, you don’t have to put up with missing teeth while your gums and the bones are healing from the extraction of teeth. The dentures also act as a “Band-Aid” to protect the oral tissues and reduce bleeding.
The healing process can cause the gums and bone to shrink over a period of several months, and the immediate dentures may need relined after that period of time has passed.