If your teeth are being extracted because of gum disease or extensive damage, you may wonder how long it will take to rebuild your smile. While some patients may wait for healing before dentures installation, others don’t want any downtime after teeth extraction. Thankfully, residents in and around Houston, Texas, can get immediate or same-day dentures from Vivid Dental to restore their smile and oral health without waiting for weeks or months.
After teeth extraction, you can opt for conventional dentures, but you have to wait for around 6-8 weeks after extraction before your dentures are ready. This might seem like a long time, but if you opt for immediate dentures, you have to be dedicated to the process because it can be time-consuming.
Thanks to technological advancements, you can get your dentures right after extraction. Immediate dentures are advocated to preserve the integrity of the mouth as well as that of the jaw. However, since your jaws start shrinking after teeth extraction, your immediate dentures require frequent adjustments for a stable fit.
In most cases, dentists use immediate dentures as a temporary fix for missing teeth. Besides time commitment, your immediate dentures are made without taking impressions of your mouth. So, the fit isn’t perfect, and the look isn’t as natural as you would want. In light of this, once your gums heal completely, you will need permanent dentures made after taking your bite impressions.
After extraction, we tell our patients to allow the gums to “breathe” as much as possible to hasten recovery. This means that you shouldn’t wear immediate dentures all the time — only wear your dentures when eating or out in public.
The best way to determine the best tooth-replacement option is by booking an appointment with a dentist. So, if you are in Houston, TX, and its environs, please dial 281-809-4902 to book an appointment with Dr. Monti Harpalani and the team at Vivid Dental to establish if dentures are perfect for you.