Immediate complete denture

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Sunday 6 July 2008 with 0 comments



Immediate denture: made to replace lost dentition for insertion immediately after extractions of teeth.

Transitional denture: an RPD to which teeth may be added as more teeth are lost and that will be replaced after tissue changes have occurred after extraction.

Interim denture: denture used for a short period of time for patient acceptance (“road-test”) until a more definitive prosthesis can be made.

6 advantages of immediate complete dentures:

1. Reduction of pain, bleeding and swelling

2. Patient is not without teeth during healing

3. Improved patient cooperation and emotional attitude

4. Patient can adapt to immediate denture quicker

5. Occlusal plane and V.D. is easier to obtain

6. Immediate dentures contour bone

5 disadvantages of immediate complete dentures:

1. Loss of proprioreception

2. It’s psychologically devastating

3. Loss of function and efficiency

4. It’s technically difficult

5. There’s no esthetic try-in appt.

Category: Prosthodontics Notes

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