How Long Should You Wait Following Extractions to Get Dentures?
Posted on 6/30/2019 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
Dentures are popular when mostly all of your teeth have been removed. They are a way that a person is able to hold onto their jaw structure and smile.
They are able to have an easier time eating, smiling, talking and doing anything else that requires your mouth to have teeth, which is pretty much everything. We can help if you need a set of dentures.
Using Dentures After a Tooth Extraction
After having your teeth extracted, it is important that you think about how long you may have to wait. Your mouth needs to heal and have enough support to comfortably fit the dentures over the area. Some dentures are made to aid in the healing process. Every situation and person is different.
If you have immediate dentures that are temporary, these are usually worn right after the tooth extraction and should remain in your mouth for 24 hours, or longer, to aid in the healing process. The teeth given during this time are not the teeth that you will continue to use. Permanent dentures are generally given a week or so after this, when the mouth has fully begun the healing process.
It is important that you read and follow any and all instructions that are given to you through our dental office. You should have no issues if you do this, but should you encounter any problems during the healing phases, do not hesitate to give our office a call. We would be more than happy to assist you.
Our dentists are professionals and have provides numerous patients with the dentures. If you have lost all of your teeth or want the remainder of them removed, speak with our office today about dentures and the best plan for you to take. We can take a look and recommend what you should so, so you can get back your smile and confidence today.