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High-quality Immediate Dentures in Surrey

You can count on South Point Denture Clinic in Surrey for immediate dentures. An immediate denture differs from a standard or permanent denture because it is only for temporary use. Immediate dentures are not custom-fit to the mouth. As a result, they may or may not fit perfectly. We put immediate dentures in place on the same day that your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures help to keep your gums healthy while your mouth heals from the extraction.

Immediate Dentures

When extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is often a solution.
Our denturist will take impressions and measurements to make your dentures prior to the extraction surgery. Often your natural teeth are used as a reference to duplicate shape, size and arrangement. After your extractions are completed, your immediate dentures are placed right away by your dentist. One of the many advantages of immediate dentures is that you will never need to appear in public without your teeth. During the healing period, instructions are given by your denturist, and must be followed carefully. Your mouth will go through many changes. With the removal of your teeth, the tooth socket will close, and your gums/bone recede to a much smaller size. Regular checkups and maintenance to ensure ideal healing are required. Temporary linings (tissue conditioners) will be required to ensure a positive fit, and will be placed by your denturists. This procedure may be repeated a number of times based on your physiological rate of healing. At the completion of the healing period (usually 6 - 8 months), a final fitting (permanent reline/rebase) or a new denture may be constructed to ensure a comfortable and exact fit.

Post-immediate Dentures
After a minimum of 3 weeks of healing from your extractions, and your gums have healed
enough to take impressions; your dentures can begin to be made by your denturist.
Post-immediate dentures are closer to conventional dentures in terms of fit and fabrication.
Post-immediate Dentures
Post-immediate dentures are closer to standard dentures in terms of fit and fabrication. After a minimum of 2-3 weeks of healing from your extractions and your gums have healed enough to take impressions, your dentures can begin being fabricated by our denture specialists. The decision to acquire immediate or post-immediate dentures is usually unique to your particular situation. Our denturists at South Point Denture Clinic can provide assistance and guidance towards making the right choice for your needs.