Immediate Dentures


An immediate denture is a complete denture that is inserted at the time the remaining teeth are removed.

Instructions for home care following placement of an immediate denture:

  • Reduce your usual activities for a few days until the possibility of bleeding has diminished.
  • Do not remove dentures for any reason for the first 24 hours.
  • Apply an ice pack for 30 minutes and off for 30 minutes to the skin on the side of the face where the teeth were extracted (pulled).
  • After 24 hours, you may remove the dentures and rinse them with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon table salt in an 8 ounce glass of warm water).  Replace your dentures immediately after rinsing.
  • You should see your dentist for an adjustment within a few days after surgery.
  • If you have sore spots — see your family dentist for adjustments

Maintain a soft or liquid diet for 3-to-5 days following placement of the denture.