Single Immediate Dentures
Premier Economy (Non-Insurance)
Premier High Quality
Full Set Immediate Dentures
Premier Economy (Non-Insurance)
Premier High Quality
Deluxe Immediate Denture Package
- Includes Temporary economy denture for the first 9 months with temporary liners
- A permanent deluxe denture will be made after nine months after healing
Deluxe Single Package
*All immediate denture prices include all temporary liners up to 12 months. Final Relines are not included in the price and will be needed after 12 months. The cost of the final reline is $275 per arch.
*Deluxe immediate denture package must be completed within 9-12 months. If a permanent deluxe denture is not completed, the economy denture price returns to the original pricing.
What Is An Immediate Denture?
An Immediate denture is sometimes referred to as a healing or temporary denture. It is placed on the day of extractions or within weeks after extractions. An immediate denture is worn while your gum tissue and jaw bone heal and shrink for 9-12 months after extractions. During this healing period, you will need to have temporary liners placed inside the denture to help with the fit and comfort. After the 9-12 month healing period, a final reline will be required, or a new denture will need to be made. There are two options for making an immediate denture. Read below to find what option is best for you.
What are my options for making an immediate denture?
There are two ways of making an immediate denture; each has its benefits and disadvantages.
The first way to make an immediate denture is more traditional. You will have your impressions taken before your teeth are extracted. Then the denture will be fabricated to be inserted on the same day as your extractions. This method can have more issues due to unknown factors such as swelling, pain tolerance, or complications during surgery.
This type of immediate denture is often too loose or tight due to the unknown amount of swelling after extractions. In addition, the gum tissue may be too sensitive, causing the denture to be too painful to wear after extractions.
Other issues with this denture include it appearing too big or bulky due to swelling and uneven tissue. Many of these issues will subside and be taken care of when the swelling goes down over time. However, there are some benefits to this type of immediate denture.
The biggest being you will have teeth the same day as your extractions. The denture will also act like a band-aid, helping control the swelling and bleeding. This type of immediate denture is used as a temporary or healing denture due to fitting and appearance issues.
The second way of making an immediate denture is to have your teeth extracted first and then give your gum tissue and jawbone four weeks to heal. After the four weeks of healing, you can have your impressions taken, and the denture can be ready to deliver to you in two weeks.
There are many advantages to letting your gum tissue and bone heal first. One, It’s much less painful to wear; second, it is easier to learn to eat and talk with; third, it will give you a better fit due to the swelling subsiding and the gum tissue smoothing out; fourth, you can use this denture as your permanent denture and avoid paying for a healing denture saving you money.
But the most significant advantage of this method is your denture will look more natural and won’t appear so big or bulky. This method has a better outcome, but the one disadvantage to making your denture this way is that you will not have teeth for about six weeks.
Whichever option you choose, temporary liners will be needed for either option during the 9-12 month healing period. Temporary liners are included in the price of an immediate denture. Premier Dentures wants to make your immediate denture process as easy and painless as possible. We understand this is a big decision, and Premier Dentures is here to answer any questions about the process. Set up a free consultation with our highly trained denturist to find the right fit for you.
Common issues with immediate dentures
- They feel big and bulky. Immediate dentures will feel big or bulky due to swelling and excess bone. As you heal, your tissue and bone will shrink, your denture will need to be adjusted, and temporary liners will be required.
- Excessive Saliva. You may produce more saliva causing your lower denture to float more easily, making it harder to keep your denture in place even with adhesives. This excess saliva should subside the more you wear your denture and eventually return to normal.
- Difficulty speaking and slight gagging. Difficulty speaking or slight gagging can be expected due to the acrylic on the roof of the mouth and the bulky feeling. But, as your mouth muscles and tongue become familiar with your denture, these issues will subside within a couple of weeks.
- Sore spots and jaw fatigue. Sore spots and jaw fatigue may occur as your gums and muscles adjust to your new denture. Adjustments will help relieve sore spots, and your muscles will relax over time, making your dentures more comfortable.
- Bone spurs. Bone spurs are small pieces of bone left behind after extractions. These are very common but can be very painful while wearing your denture. Your denture can be adjusted to make them more comfortable while the bone spurs come out. Bone spurs will usually work themselves out on their own.