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As the name suggests, immediate dentures are placed in the mouth right after teeth extraction and stay with you until the permanent dentures are ready. It behaves and feels very different from a denture that is placed over fully recovered gums. Same-day dentures allow a patient to enjoy their days without worrying much about the space between teeth. After six months of wearing your immediate denture, it would need to be relined or rebased, or you’ll get a new dental appliance.

We often hear the term “permanent denture,” but there’s nothing such thing because your mouth continually changes shape over time. Your custom-made dentures last around eight to ten years and may need to be re-shaped according to your mouth’s structure.

How Long Does It Take To Make Immediate Dentures?

The fabrication process of a same-day denture is different from the permanent ones because the dentist takes the impressions and models while teeth are still present in the mouth. Immediate dentures require around 4 to 5 dental visits to come into the final form.

How Long Do Immediate Dentures Last?

The lifespan of these dentures is limited since they are a temporary solution. You’ll wear an immediate denture till you’re ready for a more lasting replacement for your missing teeth. Immediate dentures last around two to three months.

How Long Can I Leave My Immediate Dentures Out?

DO NOT remove your dentures for the first 24-48 hours. Your false teeth will control the bleeding and help minimize pain and discomfort. During the initial hours, only remove your dentures to rinse your mouth and immediately place them back to avoid swelling. After 5-7 days, when you notice that you can touch your gums without any pain or the tissue is not tender anymore, you can take out your dentures while sleeping.

What To Expect When Getting Immediate Dentures?

  • After the extraction, you should expect some swelling. To stop the bleeding and reduce swelling, apply an ice pack around the jaw near the extraction site. Hold the pack for 15 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Repeat.
  • If the pain is severe, you can take Tylenol or any other medication prescribed by your dentist.
  • If sutures were involved during the extractions, you would revisit your dentist after 1 week to remove them.
  • One important thing to consider is your diet. Try to take juices and milkshakes and eat soft foods during the first week. Slowly you’ll be able to figure out what you can eat and whatnot. Things, once you ate with confidence and ease, might not be the same this time.
  • For the first few weeks, regularly taking up to 1000mg of vitamin C will help your wounds heal.
  • DO NOT drink alcohol or smoke for the 72 hours following the tooth extraction. Smoking or sucking on a straw can dislodge the blood clot and lead to a severely painful condition known as “dry socket.”
  • If you wish to learn more about dentures and after-care tips, contact our office. Our experts at Pearl Modern Dentistry can answer your queries. To schedule an appointment, call 713.766.4389.