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How soon after dental extraction will I be able to use dentures?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Immediately
We prefer immediate dentures after extraction to help control swelling.
You will need a reline of the dentures after the swelling dissipates.

In brief: Immediately
We prefer immediate dentures after extraction to help control swelling.
You will need a reline of the dentures after the swelling dissipates.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Some patients have their teeth removed and wait 4- 6 weeks before beginning the process of having dentures fabricated.
Other patients may not want to go without teeth for that time period, and their dentist takes an impression of the mouth with the existing teeth present. The teeth are removed from the cast mold and dentures made. The dentures are inserted at the time the teeth are removed.

In brief: Depends
Some patients have their teeth removed and wait 4- 6 weeks before beginning the process of having dentures fabricated.
Other patients may not want to go without teeth for that time period, and their dentist takes an impression of the mouth with the existing teeth present. The teeth are removed from the cast mold and dentures made. The dentures are inserted at the time the teeth are removed.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Immediately
Your dentist can often plan for you to be wearing a denture on the way out of the office the same day you have teeth pulled.
..There are many things to consider with immediate dentures (like fit after a few months and relines) but all in all they are one of several great options for someone considering full dentures.

In brief: Immediately
Your dentist can often plan for you to be wearing a denture on the way out of the office the same day you have teeth pulled.
..There are many things to consider with immediate dentures (like fit after a few months and relines) but all in all they are one of several great options for someone considering full dentures.
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Immediately
In our office i usually want the patients to start wearing their dentures immediately.
This protects the very fragile bone that was immediately around the extraction areas from food and tongue trauma.

In brief: Immediately
In our office i usually want the patients to start wearing their dentures immediately.
This protects the very fragile bone that was immediately around the extraction areas from food and tongue trauma.
Dr. Malcolm Musgrave
Dr. Malcolm Musgrave
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Dr. Steven Hart
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: This can vary
This is up to the discretion of the dentist that removed the tooth.
Some partial dentures may irritate the healing dental extraction site. In some cases diseased teeth are removed and a denture is inserted immediately. In this case dentures can put pressure on the socket and help with the healing. Check with the dentist for your particular answer.

In brief: This can vary
This is up to the discretion of the dentist that removed the tooth.
Some partial dentures may irritate the healing dental extraction site. In some cases diseased teeth are removed and a denture is inserted immediately. In this case dentures can put pressure on the socket and help with the healing. Check with the dentist for your particular answer.
Dr. Steven Hart
Dr. Steven Hart
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Immediately
If you have immediate dentures, you can use them right away.
They will help keep your face supported and full and allow you to smile. After a few days and one or two adjustments, you will begin to be able to consume soft foods such as scrambled eggs, applesauce, pudding, mashed potatoes, yogurt, soups, etc.Once you are healed, you will be able to move on to more foods. You chewing will be grinding.

In brief: Immediately
If you have immediate dentures, you can use them right away.
They will help keep your face supported and full and allow you to smile. After a few days and one or two adjustments, you will begin to be able to consume soft foods such as scrambled eggs, applesauce, pudding, mashed potatoes, yogurt, soups, etc.Once you are healed, you will be able to move on to more foods. You chewing will be grinding.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. J BARRY Stovall
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Often dentures are placed at same time as the teeth are extracted and are functional very soon.

In brief: Depends
Often dentures are placed at same time as the teeth are extracted and are functional very soon.
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Soon
You can actually wear your denture right after the extraction.
However, you will be sore for a while and might want to chew on soft food until you heal.

In brief: Soon
You can actually wear your denture right after the extraction.
However, you will be sore for a while and might want to chew on soft food until you heal.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dr. Maryam Chiani
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Very soon
Most immediate dentures are put in right after teeth are removed.
But if you had extensive surgery, that may be uncomfortable. Ask your dentist for her specific recommendations.

In brief: Very soon
Most immediate dentures are put in right after teeth are removed.
But if you had extensive surgery, that may be uncomfortable. Ask your dentist for her specific recommendations.
Dr. April Ziegele
Dr. April Ziegele
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