A temporary measure to keep you smiling with same day dentures
Having teeth extracted can be a worrisome and challenging ordeal: What will I look like afterwards? Will I be able to eat and talk? What will my recovery look like? Rest assured, many of those worries and fears can be alleviated with immediate dentures. Immediate dentures are also known as same day dentures because they are designed to replace extracted teeth following surgery. Leading up to the teeth extraction, the denturist and the dentist work closely together to create the right immediate dentures, designed to be ready after surgery. These same day dentures are used throughout the healing process as your mouth adjusts to the changes inside and the swelling of the gums subsides. The healing can take up to six months so it’s important to get the right immediate dentures to help you during your recovery. In most cases, patients will replace their immediate dentures with permanent dentures.
As with any surgery, it’s important to plan ahead for your recovery and ensure you have all relevant information at hand to give you peace of mind as you manage post-surgical changes. Your road to recovery can be easier to navigate with the right immediate dentures, crafted by the right denturists.
Post Operative Instruction and Care
- 24 hours after extraction, remove and clean dentures with a denture cleaner.
- Rinse mouth with warm (salt water) solution to promote healing.
- Expect swelling and discomfort.
- Take medication (if any prescribed).
- Eat a high calorie, soft diet.
- It takes 1-6 weeks for your extraction sites to heal sufficiently to allow the placement of a temporary liner called a “tissue conditioner.”
- Once the tissue has completely healed (which may take everywhere from six months to one year) only then should a permanent reline be done. This service is not included in the cost of the denture.
It all depends on the treatment plan and course established for your specific situation.
Depending on your oral condition, a temporary denture may be fabricated for the healing stage of your treatment. In most cases, this is followed by the fabrication of your definitive final denture.
We recommended keeping immediate dentures in your mouth for the first 24-48 hours after the extractions. We’ll schedule a post-extraction appointment, which time we will assess the fit, your bite and remove the denture to check for healing and any denture sore spots. We recommend you wear the dentures continuously for the first few weeks and remove them for cleaning.
Every case is different and the cost of a same day denture, also called an immediate denture, depends on each patient’s case. Cost is also dependant on whether a temporary/transitional denture is made first and worn during the healing process. The best way to know a specific detailed cost is to book a free, no-obligation consultation.
Many factors will determine the timeline of your immediate dentures. We will need to coordinate your extractions with a dentist. This could be your family dentist, one of our referral dentists, or an oral surgeon. A few appointments are required before extraction, and you then need to pick up your denture for the extraction appointment. Finally, a few follow up appointments to make sure the immediate denture fits well.
The initial fit and function may seem awkward. At first, you may find it more comfortable and less painful to eat soft foods. As you progress, try cutting your food into small bites. This will help you become comfortable eating with your new denture. As you become more confident, you can start adding different foods into your diet. You may still have trouble eating particularly sticky, hard, or chewy foods.
Yes. 95% of the time, when proper molds and jaw measurements can be taken, it is possible to have same day dentures. This is also dependant on your health history.