When your dental needs require the removal of your remaining teeth, your mouth and gum tissues will need some time to heal before your new dentures are applied. Some patients need a few months for the healing stage and others are ready sooner.
For some cases, your dentist’s first step is to take measurements and then fit your new dentures to your mouth before removing your teeth. The dentures are positioned immediately after teeth are extracted, which means no recovery period while you are without teeth. This kind of denture does necessitate follow-up visits so your dentist can make adjustments as your jaw, mouth and gums heal.
This is one possible solution for those patients who don’t require a complete removal of their teeth. Like a denture, a partial denture is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Whichever method is right for you, it will take some time and patience to get accustomed to your new dentures. Over time, you will grow more and more comfortable speaking and eating. You’ll also feel a restored feeling of confidence thanks to a new, healthier-looking smile and appearance.