How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get Dentures After My Teeth Are Pulled?

Getting new dentures is like getting a whole new set of teeth. There are many different types of dentures, with partial dentures and custom-made dentures being the more common types of dentures dental patients are choosing nowadays. The type of denture you will get will simply depend on your particular situation.

Dentures support a healthy mouth

Wanting a little more information on dentures? Specifically, how long you have to wait to get your new dentures after you have had one or more of your teeth pulled to accommodate them? The more you understand about the overall denture process, the more likely you are to experience good dental health while wearing your dentures.

When you have a full set of teeth your mouth is going to be much healthier, so by your choosing to have your problem teeth pulled and replaced with dentures, you are doing what is necessary to support your overall good dental health.

Healing from pulled teeth

It is first necessary for someone to heal completely from having one or more of their teeth pulled before they can wear dentures. Generally speaking, it tends to take anywhere between six and 10 weeks for someone to completely heal from their tooth extraction.

While it is unlikely that someone will heal before the six-week timeframe, it may take some people longer than 10 weeks to fully heal as each dental patient is unique and therefore has their own built-in timeframe for healing.

The process of getting dentures

Immediate dentures

Patients who are getting new dentures but also need to have their teeth pulled first in order to accommodate the dentures will have immediate dentures placed in their mouth. This set of immediate dentures play an important role as they help to keep the jawbone from shrinking once the teeth are pulled. Removing natural teeth from the mouth means that the tooth's root is no longer connected to the jawbone in that particular area. In turn, the jawbone in that area will no longer receive the stimulation it needs and for that reason will begin to shrink.

While many dental patients choose to get custom-made dentures to replace their missing teeth, they often have the choice to keep their immediate dentures as permanent dentures.

Custom-made dentures

Custom-made dentures will be placed in a dental patient's mouth anywhere between three and six months from the date they have had their teeth extracted. This amount of time allows the mouth to fully heal from the extractions and also helps to ensure that the gum tissue is fully healed and therefore ready for permanent custom-made dentures to be placed in the mouth.

New denture wearers can expect an adjustment period when wearing new dentures, with most patients adapting to their new set of teeth within two to three weeks.

Are you currently in need of dentures?

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