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AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN IMMEDIATE DENTURE

We’ve prepared instructions for the after care of your immediate dentures. If you are ever unsure of what to do, please call our office at 780-849-2233.

You have just received your immediate dentures, here are a few things you should know:

Care to Ensure Success

  • Your denture will usually feel ‘big’ at first. This is normal and you will become accustomed to it in as early as a few days to a few weeks

  • After leaving the office, rest and avoid all strenuous activities (work or play) for several days. Keeping your blood pressure lower will reduce bleeding and aid healing.

  • Do not take your denture out for the first initial 24 hours. This will aid in controlling any post-operative bleeding.

  • After 24 hours, during the daytime you may remove the denture for a few minutes at a time only. Do not leave them out longer than this or the tissue will swell, making it difficult and painful to reinsert the denture. **After the initial 24 hours, dentures should always be left out during the night while you are sleeping. This allows the tissues to breathe.

  • Sore spots are expected to occur with a new denture. Should sore spots occur prior to your first post-operative appointment, please call our office at 780-849-2233 and we will schedule an appointment to relieve those areas and ensure your comfort. Please DO NOT make any changes to your dentures yourself.

  • A post-operative appointment will be scheduled 7 to 10 days following the insertion of your new dentures.

  • As the tissue and bone heals, your gums will change shape causing the denture to loosen over time. We will accommodate for this by placing a ‘soft reline’ material in the denture. This may last anywhere from 1 to 3 months.

  • After 9 to 12 months, the bone and tissue will stabilize and your denture will be evaluated for esthetics, function and retention. A permanent reline may be required at this point.

If you have any questions, concerns or are unsure of what to do,

do not hesitate to call our office (780) 849-2233

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