A member asked:

Generally, if my 2 adult front teeth were extracted and bone grafted, about how long til i can maybe wear a removable partial denture before implants?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Robert Douglas answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Your dentist can make an appliance which will temporarily replace the front teeth without resting on the graft area. Ask him/her about a "Flipper".

Answered Dec 6, 2016


Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

If you have other abutment teeth to help support the prosthesis, it can be made so that the saddle covering the surgical site is hollowed out, preventing contact. As the tissues heal over a few weeks, acrylic can be added to allow for a better fit. Your surgeon and restorative dentist need to coordinate their efforts.

Answered Apr 5, 2020


Dr. Daniel Quon answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

When you can wear a removable partial denture over the grafted extraction sites may depend upon the size and type of graft that was performed, as well as what type of removable partial appliance that has been designed. Your dentist/surgeon who performed the extractions and grafts can provide you with more accurate information.

Answered Dec 8, 2016



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