When some or all of your natural teeth need to be pulled out due to soreness, looseness or decay, immediate dentures may be a solution as a replacement for your extracted teeth.
They can be made in two different ways:
1) Having them made before your teeth are pulled: The advantage to having your dentures made before your teeth are pulled is that you will have an "immediate" replacement for your missing teeth. That is, you will be able to insert your pre-made dentures immediately after your teeth are extracted. It is important to note that several adjustments and temporary linings will be needed as your gums go through the healing process over the next 6 months.
2) Having them made after your teeth are pulled: A couple of weeks after your teeth have been pulled your denturist will begin the process of making your dentures. The advantage of waiting until after your teeth have been extracted to begin having your dentures made is that slightly fewer adjustments and temporary linings may be required, and also that more control can be had over the look or appearance of your dentures. The downside to having your dentures made in this way is that you will have to wait a period of 3 or 4 weeks, from the time you have your teeth pulled until the time you are able to have your dentures inserted.