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all teeth pull how long do it take foe gum heal for denture

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
The : The time it takes to heal is a function of how much surgery was performed and how the tissues were manipulated. Every dentist has their comfort zone but generally two to three weeks are give to allow the tissues to heal to get a good impression of your jaws for a stable denture fit. Ask your dentist what the timeline is for your treatment.
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Healing : Healing time varies depending upon the extent of the surgery (the number of teeth extracted) and the patient's general health. Usually the impressions for a denture can be taken within 3 weeks. If only a small number of teeth were extracted the impressions can be taken sooner. In some special cases, it is possible to take impressions prior to the extractions. This is called an immediate denture and is not possible in most cases.
Dr. Payam Barzivand
Dentistry 19 years experience
Every : Every patient is different as other dentists pointed out. Also, your medical conditions such as diabetes and age can affect healling time somewhat. I also usually wait around two weeks to take an impression for the dentures to start, but also ask your dentist about taking a "wash impression" with the denture teeth in wax still before it being send to the lab to finish! good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Depends: You can have immediate dentures the same day. If not, then about 2 - 3 weeks before impressions should be made. The tissues will continue to change for about 5 - 6 months, and reline will be needed. Few patients wait 6 months to avoid cost of reline.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
6 months: Most dental schools teach that it takes six months for bone and gums to heal after extraction.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Varies: Depends upon the type of surgery, condition of the tissue and bone pre and post surgery, the lab, the dentist, and your health.

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