Are you soon planning on getting a tooth extraction or already have several teeth extracted? You may be eager to figure out the next step in restoring your smile back to optimal function and appearance. There are many different methods our team at A Smile 4 U provides, including partial or full dentures. However, many are interested in knowing how long you have to wait to get dentures after your teeth are pulled? Can you get dentures at the same time as an extraction? Continue reading on to get this question answered and learn more about options for dentures near you.
What happens during a tooth extraction procedure?
A tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that involves cutting the gums to remove at least one tooth. The recovery can be uncomfortable and involves some swelling and bleeding. Applying the dentures right after the procedure could be very uncomfortable and protect an improper fit due to the immediate swelling. Your dentist will also want to provide you with a thorough tooth cleaning to ensure a strong foundation for the partials to attach to.
How long after the extraction?
Each individual situation is different and will vary patient to patient. Typically, an extraction is possible 6-8 weeks after and extraction. This allows sufficient time for the mouth to heal. Obviously, your dentist will re-examine to ensure enough time has passed prior to fitting the dentures. Our staff will consult with you to see what type of dentures are best for your smile. Many are interested in implant supported dentures that allow for a more permanent fit with a stronger foundation. Regardless of what you are looking for, our team is ready to help you find the best fit for your smile.
Our team offers several other restorative services that correct different types of oral health issues. We encourage you to contact a member of our staff to help answer any questions you might have. Call us today to set up an appointment with us or to learn more about dentures! Book your appointment for dentures online today!