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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