That depends on each body of healing. You want the bone and tissue to heal which generally takes about 8-12 weeks to start the denture fabrication process.
However, you can talk to your provider about also doing what are called “immediate dentures” which can be inserted the day of your front teeth extractions. Immediate dentures are not a long term solution however as the denture does not change shape but the tissue/bone changes shape over the course of healing.
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After extracting (removing) teeth, the jaw bone and gum tissues change shape and size because they are no longer supporting a tooth. This process takes several weeks to finish and because of it there are two different approaches to plan for a denture after an extraction. The first approach is straight forward. Extract the teeth that are being replaced and wait a few weeks for the shape change in the gums to happen. Then you start the denture making process. This way is usually better if only the back teeth are being replaced as the person has to walk around without teeth for several weeks.
The second approach is to start making the denture before the teeth are extracted and have it ready for the day they are extracted. This is called an immediate denture as you are putting the denture in immediately after the teeth are extracted. This is usually preferred when front teeth are being removed so that way the person is not walking around for several weeks without front teeth. The cons to having an immediate denture is that it does not usually fit when in the beginning because of swelling from the extractions (even more so with more teeth being extracted) as well as having to make another dentures a few months down the road because the shape change of the gums and jaw bone causes the denture not to fit anymore. Aside from this, it will take several weeks just to make a denture between try-ins and shipping back and forth to the lab.
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My best to you!
William F. Scott IV, DMD
Thanks for your inquiry. In most cases, we can provide an immediate denture in the same day after having the hopeless teeth extracted. Having said that, you can walk out of the office with your dentures.
Dr. K. Milani D.D.S.
At our office we make an immediate denture before the teeth are pulled. Once delivered it takes 3 to 6 months for gums to heal. Then we either make a new set or reline the existing denture to make it fit better .
Generally, with proper planning teeth can be put in your mouth the day of surgery. They usually are not the permanent final product, but are meant to help you function and transition as you heal. Depending on the nature of the tooth removal surgery, while the soft tissue heals relatively quickly, the underlying bone does not reach a final healed state for about 4 to 6
months. Your dentist and /or surgeon are best positioned to help guide you through your particular needs.
Dr Barton Foutz