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No, it is recommended that you remove your denture for at least eight hours every day. This will allow for normal stimulation and cleansing of your gum tissues by your tongue and saliva. I recommend that after you remove your denture, brush it thoroughly, and place it in a denture bath with a cleansing tablet. There are some people that cannot tolerate removing their denture while sleeping. If this is a problem for you please contact our office and we would be happy to offer you some solutions.

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The most obvious advantage to having the denture placed the day of extractions is the fact that you will not have to go without teeth. You will also find that an immediate denture will act similar to a bandage over your gums, helping to control bleeding and swelling following extractions. The major disadvantage of an immediate denture is the fit .The denture must be fabricated before your natural teeth are extracted therefore accuracy of the fit is not possible. It also does not allow for a try in of your denture to verify the appearance. Very often a temporary immediate denture, worn while the gums resorb, followed by a permanent denture six to twelve months later is the treatment of choice. If you have any questions about immediate dentures or any other denture related questions please contact our office