Temporary Dentures

Temporary dentures go by many names (e.g., flipper, stayplate, interim denture, immediate denture).

Temporary dentures provide esthetics and hold your remaining teeth in place during your healing period.

You may develop sore areas on your gums as a result of the temporary denture. Give it one week to settle in. After one week, we can make adjustments to it.

The temporary denture may initially affect your speech. With practice and patience, your speech will return to normal within a few days.

Your temporary denture will provide only limited chewing function. It is made out of plastic and will break if used to chew hard foods. It is designed to function for only a limited period of time until your healing is complete and your final treatment can be finished. This is usually a period of less than one year.

Please remove your temporary denture at least three times per day and rinse it off. Always remove your temporary denture and rinse it off after eating with it.

Always remove your temporary denture for sleeping. Clean it with a soft toothbrush and liquid soap. Let it air dry overnight.

Please bring your temporary denture to all appointments with us.

Always store your temporary denture in the provided case. Temporary dentures stored in pockets, on bathroom counters, etc. tend to end up broken.