Immediate dentures are the dentures made to replace teeth immediately after extractions, so the patient have their teeth replaced straight away without any waiting period.
An immediate denture, may be partial or complete, may be acrylic or metal frame. Every immediate denture needs a reline at least 6-8 weeks after the natural teeth are removed, because the gum is healing , shrinking and changing. During this period, patient experience a change in function, loss of retention and discomfort.
The relines can be made at the time of consultation or processed in the laboratory, depending upon the amount of shrinkage, time availability and price.