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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does the gums take to heal to put false teeth?

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Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Healing/false teeth: It takes about 4-6 weeks for the bone and gum tissue to close and contract into shape after extractions. Dentures may be placed immediatly after extractions. Then as the gums /bone heals, a re-line(3-4 months later) of the inside of the denture is done to make them fit the newly shaped bone.
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Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
6-8 weeks: It takes about 2 months for the gums to be ready for dentures, and about 3-4 months for the bone. However, dentures could be placed immediately at the time of extraction; they do not fit as well though.
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Dr. Aaron Cregger
17 years experience
Adequate healing : You can place denture immediately but idealy you would heal 6-8 weeks after extractions and then start impressions, this will ensure proper fit of your final denture. If you do go with an immediate denture a soft lining can be used to get you through the initial stages of healing and then a permanent rebase of your denture (pink part made new) can be done to improve your fit.
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 55 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Six to eight weeks before false teeth my be fabricated.
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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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Did you get false teeth long after your gums healed?

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Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 38 years experience
?????: I think your asking do you get dentures after your gums heal. Yes that is best after having extractions.
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Last updated May 23, 2014

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