Post-Op Care for Your Immediate Denture

Do not remove your immediate denture for the first 24 hours following placement. Removal could cause swelling and make replacement difficult or impossible.

See your dentist for a check-up after the first 24 hours. You will be provide new care instructions.

After your extraction do not rinse, spit, smoke, or suck on a straw. Also avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously and drinking hot or carbonated beverages.

Obtain and follow Extraction Post-Op care instructions.

Keep your immediate denture in place. The treatment replaces your missing teeth and provides protection for the surgical site throughout your mouth and controls swelling and bleeding.

Monitor the fit of your immediate denture. Fit will change as your mouth heals from the extraction and your dental ridges (gum and bone) changes shape by shrinking. Final healing could require a reline or replacement denture.

Have your immediate denture adjusted and/or relined to compensate for the changes in your mouth during healing. After your extraction sockets heal you can use a dental adhesive or powder to stabilize your denture.

Allow at least six months for your extraction sockets to heal and fill in with new jaw bone tissue. Schedule with your dentist to discuss replacing your immediate denture with a permanent denture or reline.