When a person’s natural teeth are not healthy enough to be saved, replacement teeth become their best option. Between extractions and receiving a new set of dentures… A temporary set of teeth is required. This temporary set of teeth is known as an ‘immediate denture’. Before going ahead with your new life, here are some things that should be considered…
What Are Immediate Dentures
Immediate dentures are exactly what the name implies- An immediate set of dentures that are delivered the same day you have your teeth extracted. Prior to having your teeth removed your denture clinic will take an impression of your mouth, then the lab will pour a model of the mouth and remove the teeth from the model. Then fabricate immediate dentures ready to be delivered on the day of your extraction.
Why?: Because they act as a compression bandage in order for your gums to heal properly and reduce swelling within the confines of the ridges. When the gums are healed and the bone remodels your immediate denture may need relining for a better fit.
Who Needs Immediate Dentures
Anyone who has had their teeth removed due to gum disease and has the intention to replace their teeth will need an immediate denture. As previously stated an immediate denture will act as a bandage while the gums heal after extraction. Leaving this unattended could lead to much bigger problems that involve the reduction of the ridges needed to hold a conventional denture in place.
Getting Used To Them
What we try and get through to our patients is that you need to trust the process. At the beginning of your journey, the pain you may experience after extractions will naturally be pretty severe. Of course, everyone handles it differently, but as we say “you will hate us for the first little bit, and by the end, we will be your best friend”
Aftercare is something we at Holt Dentures pride ourselves on so booking an appointment for adjustments isn’t out of the ordinary. At the end of the day it is you who will need to adjust to them, Wearing them constantly and getting used to them is the best thing we suggest.
*like a new pair of shoes, you have the break them in*
Like a new pair of shoes, you have to wear them to break them in”
When Do I Get My Final Reline
After 6 months to a year of healing, you should be ready for your final reline. Your immediate may have a few relines along the way as your mouth heals. Once you have finished the healing process the final reline is done or a brand new set is fabricated. Of course, everyone heals differently, but your denturist will generally advise you to have a final reline 6 months to a year.
How To Care For Them
Keeping them clean is paramount to the success of your appliance. Taking them out at night soak them in water and allow your gums to breathe. Never use toothpaste on your appliance as it is abrasive and will cause more issues. Even though your immediate dentures are a temporary appliance they will have to stand the test of time. For more information on this check out our Blog on how to clean your dentures.
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Holt Dentures is a family-run denture clinic in Calgary, Alberta. We are located Across 58th Ave from Chinook Centre in the Chinook Plaza Building. If you would like more information about us or have any questions about our denturist and our general practices please give us a call or read our team page.