- 24 hours after tooth extraction, remove and clean dentures with denture cleaner.
- Rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution to promote healing.
- Expect some swelling and discomfort.
- Take any prescribed medication.
- Eat high-calorie, soft foods.
- It takes 1-6 weeks for your extraction sites to heal enough to allow the placement of a temporary liner known as a “tissue conditioner”.
- Once your tissue has healed sufficiently (this can take anywhere from six months to one year), only then should a permanent reline be done. This service is not included in the price of a denture.
Temporary same day dentures can keep you smiling.
Getting teeth extracted can be a stressful ordeal: How will I look after? Will I be able to eat? How will I feel while I recover? Luckily, many of these worries are addressed with immediate dentures. Immediate or same-day dentures are designed to replace extracted teeth after surgery. Before the tooth extraction, your denturist and dentist work together to create the proper immediate dentures ready for you after surgery. Same-day dentures can be used throughout the healing process while your mouth adjusts to the changes and swelling minimizes. Healing from a tooth extraction can take up to six months, so getting the right immediate dentures is critical. Eventually, most patients replace their immediate dentures with permanent dentures.
As with any surgery, planning for your recovery and ensuring you have all relevant information at hand to give you peace of mind is important. The right immediate dentures created by experienced denturists can make your road to recovery that much smoother.
Post Operative Instructions and Care
This will depend on the treatment plan and course established for your specific oral situation.
Depending on your oral condition, temporary dentures could be crafted for the healing stage of your treatment. Typically, this is followed by the fabrication of your definitive permanent denture.
We recommended keeping immediate dentures in your mouth for the first 24-48 hours after a tooth extraction, and we’ll schedule an appropriate post-extraction appointment. We assess the fit, your bite and remove the denture to check for healing and any tender spots during your appointment. We recommend you wear your dentures continuously for the first few weeks, only removing them for cleaning.
The cost of same-day dentures, or immediate dentures, depends on each patient’s case. The cost will also depend on whether a temporary/transitional denture is used first and worn during the healing process. The best way to determine a detailed cost is to book a free, no-obligation consultation with us.
The timeline of your immediate dentures depends on a few factors. We need to coordinate your extractions with a dentist (this could be your family dentist or one of our referral dentists) or an oral surgeon. It usually takes a few appointments before tooth extraction. Then, you need to pick up your denture for the extraction appointment. Finally, follow-up appointments make sure the immediate denture fits well.
Your immediate dentures could feel a bit awkward at first. You may find it more comfortable and less painful to eat soft foods at first. As you progress, try cutting food into smaller bites. This helps you become comfortable eating with your new denture. As you become even more confident, you can incorporate different foods into your diet. Particularly sticky, hard, or chewy foods may still be challenging to eat.
Yes, in 95% of cases, it’s possible to get same-day dentures when proper molds and jaw measurements can be taken. This will also depend on your oral health history.