How Long Do You Have To Wait To Get Dentures After Your Teeth Are Pulled?
Question of time: “How long do we have to wait after your teeth are taken out before you get your Densher?”
There's two ways to approach it. We can have the Densher made before you get your teeth taken out and as soon as your teeth are taken out, the denture pops into place. Of course, you say, “well I've got a bunch of holes in my head”. So what we'll do is see you every two weeks, for a couple of months (three or four months) and put a soft liner in your dentures so they don't cushion while your gums heal.
Another way to do it, which is gaining popularity, is some people like to make a provisional denture. That means a temporary denture out of cheaper materials that you can ride with a cushion in it while you heal. And then after you heal, make your permanent top of the line denture.
So, yes, it takes about three or four months for that bone to move and get closed up to where your teeth used to be. And if you wait that long, either with a provisional denture or with your permanent denture - and re-align it every two weeks - then that's what we have to do.
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