A member asked:
how long does it take gums to heal before i can wear dentures? i had a full mouth extraction done last week, and would like to know how long before my gums heal enough that i can get dentures and use adhesive? .
1 doctor answer
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several : Several different aspects to this question. Sometimes dentures are made prior to the extractions so you can leave the office wearing them. This is called an immediate denture procedure. The advantage is that you have teeth right away, the disadvantage is you may require more postoperative adjustments to the dentures to make them fit properly. The second technique involves extracting the teeth and letting the gums heal for about 4 weeks before beginning the process to make the dentures. This takes longer and you have to go without teeth for awhile but it gives a better fit. Well made dentures should not require the use of adhesives. As the jaw bone slowly reabsorbs over time you may find the need for a small amount of adhesive. If you require a lot of adhesive the denture fit is poor and they should be remade.
Answered on Dec 4, 2019
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