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Immediate dentures

These are dentures that are fitted immediately after a tooth or several teeth are extracted.  They are a temporary denture, used to replace these teeth as the mouth heals.  This process can take several months, so the final denture/bridge etc. is not fitted until the healing is complete.

In the interim time the immediate denture acts as a ‘stop-gap’.  Acrylic (plastic) is normally used to make this type of denture.  Acrylic can be easily adjusted and remolded as the gum shrinks away after extraction.