What exactly are dentures?

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What are dentures?

Dentures are removable dental prostheses designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding oral tissues. They help restore functionality and aesthetics to a person's smile. Dentures can be classified into two types: complete (full) dentures, which replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw, and partial dentures, which fill gaps left by a few missing teeth. Constructed from acrylic resin, metal, or flexible materials, dentures sit on the gums or attach to existing teeth. They improve chewing, speech, and facial appearance, playing a crucial role in maintaining oral health, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

How long does it take to get dentures?

In general, there are four main appointments to get dentures made. These are (1) impressions, (2) bite, (3) try-in, and (4) delivery of dentures. There is usually a week or two of necessary lab work between each appointment resulting in the whole process taking between 6 to 8 weeks. This timeline can vary depending on individual needs and oral health. To learn more about your own possible treatment options, Call today for your free consultation.

How long after getting teeth pulled do you have to wait before getting dentures?

After teeth are pulled, the bone and gum tissue of the mouth takes between 3 to 12 months to fully heal. Dentures can be made at any point after the teeth have been extracted, however if the bone hasn’t fully shrunk to stable levels, the denture will have to be relined to adapt the denture to the changed shape of the bone and mouth. To learn more about extractions, dentures and relines, Call today for your free consultation.

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