Immediate Dentures in Edmonton

Now that you have made the final decision to have your remaining natural teeth removed, it is important to know that getting dentures is NOT the end of the dental care process for you. Please remember to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dental professional regularly.

Tips for Adjusting to Your Dentures

  • 24 hours after extraction, remove and clean your immediate dentures.
  • Rinsing your mouth with a warm saline solution after extraction will promote healing. In the first 48 hours after extraction, AVOID swishing or sucking since the blood clotting in the sockets is important for the healing process.
  • Please make sure you have a 24-hour and a 1-week check­up appointment booked.
  • It takes 1 to 6 weeks for your extraction sites to heal sufficiently enough to allow placement of your first temporary liner, called a tissue conditioner. Many insurance companies will pay for this liner after 3 months only. Please inquire with your insurance company as to what your policy will cover.
  • It is advisable to place a second tissue conditioner for an additional 6 to 8 weeks to allow further healing prior to the permanent reline. In some cases, a third tissue conditioning may be needed. This can be a difficult period of adjustment and your patience is required.
  • 6 to 8 months following extraction, your permanent reline can be done. Again, please check with your insurance as to what coverage you have.
  • Due to natural resorption, or shrinkage, dentures should be relined every 2 years.
  • Dentures should be replaced every 5 years due to natural wear and shrinkage of bone.
  • Since the time and severity of the healing process varies from patient to patient, the tissue conditioner and relines are not included in the price of the dentures.

Schaefer Denture Clinic is dedicated to quality and service and invites you to contact us if you have any questions.

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