What is an Immediate Denture?
An Immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture. The immediate denture is made before you get the teeth extracted. The dentist extracts the teeth and immediately inserts the new denture into your mouth so that you have teeth that are cosmetic to your face. You have your confidence and smile back, and you do not have to walk around without your teeth for a number of months while your mouth heals.
How do we do Immediate Dentures?
This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your teeth are still present. Models of your mouth are then produced. Your DP can then do simulated extractions on the models and place the denture teeth as close to your natural placement possible. They may also be able to correct things about the position of your current teeth which are impeding your oral and overall health. When your teeth are extracted your new denture is ready to be inserted by your dentist. In this way, you never walk around without teeth.
How to adapt to Immediate Dentures?
It is essential that you follow the post-operative instructions of your dentist and DP very carefully and ensure you attend your follow-up appointments. You will have to wear the new dentures for about three days until the swelling and bleeding are controlled. Soreness is a handicap if you want a well-fitting denture for comfort or tolerance. The dental prosthetist will adjust the teeth if you are sore anywhere.
Ensure you follow the oral hygiene instructions provided by your dentist and DP. It usually includes a frequent rinsing of the mouth with salty water to help control harmful bacteria encouraging healing of the gums.
Once healing has occurred, usually, a reline is recommended within six months after the new dentures have been inserted. If you do not have a reline, tissue may grow into the denture which will cause you discomfort.
The dental prosthetist will ask you to clean your new dentures like your own teeth: twice a day and possibly after meals too. Use a proper cleaner or if you like, liquid dishwashing soap. Make sure you rinse thoroughly, though!! Do not use anything abrasive on your dentures like toothpaste etc.
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