Immediate dentures are usually complete dentures that replace a complete arch without any teeth. They are called immediate because they are placed in the mouth at the same appointment where the arch’s last teeth were extracted. The advantage of immediate dentures is that they provide aesthetics and chewing function right away, without the patient needing weeks for the extraction sites to heal. The disadvantage is that they are not permanent; when gums are completely healed, immediate dentures become unstable and they need to be rebased or new dentures should be sought.


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