Immediate denture

Immediate dentures are partial or complete dentures made using an impression of natural teeth before extraction of one or more teeth. These dentures are fitted on the same day. These dentures allow the extracted teeth to be replaced during the healing period (between 3 to 12 months) while waiting for permanent dentures to be fabricated. Immediate dentures are more aesthetically pleasing than no dentures at all and keep blood clots in place, thus promoting healing and preventing infections.

During the healing period, tissue conditioners (temporary cushions) are placed into the dentures to fill the gap created by the healing of the gums. These conditioners allow for better adherence to the gum and ensure the dentures are functional. Bone remodelling is more pronounced in early stages of healing which leads to more visits and frequent addition of tissue conditioners.

What is the process to get my immediate dentures?

A 2 week delay is necessary between the first and second appointment for denture fabrication and processing.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone.

Dentures maintenance

Avoid brushing the tissue conditioner too vigorously.

Rinse your mouth after each meal.

Clean the tongue with a soft brush or tongue scraper to remove a considerable amount of bacteria. The tongue’s texture holds bacteria in place.

Clean your dentures thoroughly with a toothbrush or denture brush and a mild toothpaste or soap.

Place your dentures in a soaking solution (Renew or Nova-dent). Follow the soaking time indicated on the container. To ensure longevity and to prevent the acrylic from drying, immerse your dentures in water when not in the solution.

It is strongly recommended to remove your dentures before sleep, except for the first 24 hours.

Read aloud and practise difficult words. Your mouth muscles will accommodate your new dentures faster.

Remember that adjustments may be required after your dentures have been placed. I’d be happy to answer your needs.

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