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A 34-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for a full mouth extraction to heal for dentures?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dentures: You have two choices generally. Immediate denture is fabricated before extractions and placed immediately after extractions-same day. Draw back is after the healing, about 1 1/2 months a reline of denture may be needed. The other option is have extractions and wait for healing and then fabricate denture. This option the dentist has more control of case to make laboratory changes.
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 34 years experience
Depends : Immediate dentures can be placed on the day of extraction. They can be re-adapted to the healing gums, as they shrink from the swelling, every few weeks or so. Otherwise, you will need to wait 4-6 months to achieve a healed, reasonably stable base for your new dentures. Plan first!
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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Depends: Many variables : infection, existing bone contours/loss, available tissue for primary closure, your systemic health, smoking, and more. Most people get immediate dentures, the day the extractions are done. Tissues heal faster than bone, so tissue usually heals well after about 6-8 weeks. Bone often takes 4-6 months before considered to be well healed. See a prosthodontist for evaluation.
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Dr. Alvaro Gracia
31 years experience
Minimum six months : Every patient that gets full mouth extractions sholud get an interim denture and reline with solf reline at lest twice during the five month period before getting the final dentures.
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