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?

6 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. G Funari answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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 Jan 28, 2021



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Dr. Tony Chammas answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

You should be able to wear dentures immediately after the extractions were done. This is ideal for several reasons. After 7-10 days, the sutures usually are gone (or ready to be removed by your dentist), and the extraction sites have enough soft tissue closure to where the adhesive will not interfere with proper healing; at that point you may be able to use adhesive. Try to use as little adhesive as possible!

Answered Apr 25, 2018


Dr. Peter Certo answered

Specializes in Dentistry

You can get dentures made at any time, but the longer you go without, the tougher your gums will get and the better the final fit will be. Depending on your health, the ideal time is 2-3 months. You should consult the dentist who is fabricating them. Together, the two of you can figure out when is best. Good luck!

Answered Apr 25, 2021


Dr. Arman Roksar answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Prosthodontics

If you have an immediate dentures made, then you should start wearing them now. If you mouth is too sore, please see your dentist so he can adjust and possibly place a denture liner for you (ie. Tissue conditioner or soft reline). But in general it take 4 to 6 weeks for the gums to close fully from the extractions.

Answered Oct 30, 2020



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