Immediate dentures are inserted on the same day as all the remaining teeth are removed. These are designed and fabricated based on a previous visit to the dentist to take measurements and impressions (molds) or scans of both the upper and lower jaws and their remaining teeth. After many months of healing the immediate denture may need to be relined or a conventional denture made. When many teeth need to be removed, it is most common for two sets of dentures to made and patients are cautioned that their insurance may not cover both sets.
SOME ADDITIONAL COMMENTS REGARDING DENTURES:
Patients with new dentures will take at least a few weeks to get used to them. Your tongue and muscles of your cheeks will need to adapt to learn how to keep your dentures in place. You might have sores and irritation from your new denture that if they persist will require adjustment of the new denture. This is normal and to be expected.
You will need to practice good denture hygiene.
Brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth every morning with a soft-bristled toothbrush before inserting your dentures.
Rinse your dentures and use a denture brush to clean them daily.
Brush your dentures over a towel so if you drop them, they do not chip or fracture.
Cleaning your dentures with a denture cleaner will help reduce build up and fungal growth.
Take your dentures out at night to let tissues “breath”.
Store your dentures in clean water.
Denture adhesive may be necessary. Use the smallest amount necessary and make sure to clean the adhesive out of the denture every day to avoid bacteria and fungal growth.
Maintain regular checkups with your dentist once a year for complete dentures and at twice a year or more if you have partial dentures.
Do have any questions about your dentures? Please contact us if your dentures are not fitting well or become damaged. We can make you new dentures and see if dental implants may help give your dentures more support.