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   IMMEDIATE DENTURE

     The advantage of an immediate denture as compared to a traditional denture is that :

  1. The denture is placed immediately after your decayed teeth have been extracted.  

  2. You do not have to wait for the bone and gums to heal before the denture is made.

  3. You do not have to wait for the denture to be made before it is placed.

  4. You do not have to go around without any teeth.       

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   An immediate denture involves:

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Taking an impression of your mouth while your teeth are still present.

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The denture is than made based on impressions, records, and patient desires.

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At one appointment your teeth are extracted and the denture is placed.  You will not have to walk around without any teeth!

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Since the goal is for you never to be without you teeth, you won't.  Immediately after the extractions the denture is placed which will keep swelling to a minimum.  If the denture is not placed immediately the swelling could prevent you from wearing your denture for awhile and your goal would go unmet.

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This is very important: YOU MUST NOT REMOVE YOUR DENTURE FOR ONE DAY after the surgery in order to control the swelling. You will see Dr. Peterson the next day after placement and he will remove it for you.

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Once healing has occurred, you will either need a reline of your existing new denture, usually after a period of  9-12+ months the gums will heal to a stable form.

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Pixar short stories does a great job about a man wagering his dentures over a chess game.......check out the movie Toy Story.

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