Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures

January 25, 2012 | By | Reply More

Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures have a number of disadvantages like :

  • good co-operation is required, with the need for close supervision
  • alveolar bone resorption occurs rapidly, leading to loss of adaptation
  • after care may require many visits including relines / rebases / new dentures
  • increased cost: the provision of relines and further denture provision makes the treatment costly
  • no trial denture stage possible: this is a big disadvantage as it is not possible to show the patient what the teeth will eventually look like
  • gross irregularities of teeth make processing difficult, e.g. class II division II, bulbous tuberosities / tori
  • surgical and anaesthetic difficulties

— cysts/osteosclerosis may present difficulties in planning shape of ridge

— special care for infective endocarditis / diabetes / coronary heart disease

— dilaceration

— multirooted teeth.

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Category: Dental, Prosthodontics

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