Unlike conventional dentures, surgical or “immediate” dentures are constructed prior to tooth extraction and are designed to be put in place immediately after the teeth are removed. Many patients request this service so that they do not have to be without teeth during the healing process. However, bones and gums can shrink and change shape as they heal, making a series of adjustments necessary in order to ensure a proper fit. It is crucial that you visit your denturist regularly throughout the healing process. During the first year, you will likely require temporary relines, as well as a permanent reline, after approximately one year.
Contact Chrenek Denture Clinic & Implant Centre today to find out more about complete dentures or to book a free consultation at our Grande Prairie clinic.