What is the success rate of immediate dentures?

The success rate of immediate dentures is excellent. An important element of the success is informing the patient of realistic expectations and discussing the risks and benefits of treatment, along with reviewing their part in the process. No matter how well made, a denture will not function like your natural teeth.

With an immediate denture you should notice that the unattractive, non-restorable, periodontally involved, infected teeth are no longer present, and your appearance has improved. At first your face may show signs that extractions have been performed, the bite may need adjustment, sore spots may need to be relieved and you may require time to adapt to the denture. You should expect that there will be learning period for eating, speaking and wearing the denture.
With an immediate denture there may be post-delivery discomfort and uneven bite that may take time and/or several visits to resolve. In addition after the "gums" have healed you will most likely need a reline to more closely adapt the denture to the gums. At this point the immediate denture essentially functions like a conventional denture.

It is important to be aware that you are an important part of the success of immediate denture services. Everything may be done with excellence and you may still need time, perseverance and work to adapt to having the denture in your mouth and functioning in a satisfactory manner.

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