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?
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.