Getting used to immediate dentures in place of removed teeth can take some time, but it is well worth the effort as you work toward upgrading your smile.
With just a few precautions for optimum immediate dentures recovery, this can be the perfect intermediary solution.
Here’s what you can expect when getting immediate dentures.
The First Few Days Are Key
It is important to make sure that your immediate dentures remain in place for the first 24 to 48 hours. This aids in healing and shaping the gum tissue. Though it may be uncomfortable, it is the best practice.
If there is too much bleeding or if the discomfort becomes intolerable, removing the immediate dentures for a short period may be okay as long as they are reinserted as quickly as possible.
You will likely return to the dentist within a few days of receiving your immediate dentures. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to ask your dentist.
Immediate Denture Aftercare and Recovery
We’ve answered a few of the common questions about aftercare and recovery asked by patients receiving immediate dentures.
- What about bleeding? Bleeding is common after tooth removal, but biting with the immediate denture in place should help. If there is significant bleeding, reach out to your dentist.
- What about soreness and pain? Some sore spots are normal in the first couple of weeks. Your dentist should be able to help if the soreness persists.
- What can I eat?Soft foods and liquids are fine in the first few days, though it may take a couple weeks to work up to harder foods.
- Can I rinse my immediate denture? Use only cold water in the first 24 hours to rinse your immediate denture while it is still in place. After that, you may use warm water multiple times a day to keep the denture and your mouth clean. If you choose to use a mouthwash rinse, remove the denture first.
- What if my immediate denture doesn’t fit right? It can take time for your new denture to fit snugly in place. Give it time and let your dentist make adjustments if necessary.
Immediate Denture Treatment
If you would like to discuss the need for immediate dentures, contact us at Dison Dentistry today.