Your dentist may have recommended getting immediate dentures, also known as temporary dentures, following a tooth extraction.
What Are Immediate Dentures?
Immediate dentures, also known as temporary dentures, are inserted immediately after tooth extraction. You can think of these as a “placeholder” for the first two to three months until your permanent dentures are ready.
Care and Cleaning Temporary Dentures
Once all your teeth have been extracted, your dentist will fit the immediate denture. You’ll need to follow your dentist’s advice to avoid any complications. You will need to keep your new immediate dentures in for 48 hours. After that, you can clean your dentures just as you would permanent dentures.
To clean your temporary dentures:
- Hold them over a towel or basin half filled with water to avoid breaking them.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, denture cleanser, and water to clean them.
- Soak your dentures overnight in water or cleaning solution.