- advanced periodontal disease with hopeless prognosis,
- restoration (fillings, crowns, etc.) not possible
- extensive treatment necessary, which the patient is not prepared to accept or undergo
then a denture may be one of the only acceptable options for that patient. If this patient elects to maintain the front teeth until they can be immediately replaced, then an immediate denture allows the front teeth to be removed on the same day that the immediate denture is delivered. In this way the patient can maintain what he or she feels is an acceptable appearance until the teeth can be extracted and the immediate is inserted.