When a patient comes in with unsavable teeth or many very painful areas, some patients elect to have their teeth extracted and dentures or false teeth placed in. Usually Dr. Carpenter makes removable dentures to be inserted immediately after the removal of the teeth so the patient never has to go without teeth. These types of removable dentures are commonly termed immediate dentures. The rapid shrinkage of bone following extractions means the denture will soon need to be relined once that shrinkage has slowed down enough. After the denture is relined patients report a much better fit. This reline may be done between three and six months after an immediate denture has been fitted.

All dentures lose their fit through natural changes in your mouth. You should see your dentist yearly for a denture check. For a secure stable fit you may want to consult Dr. Carpenter about an implant supported dentures.