Do you have missing teeth? You might be considering getting dentures. They’re one of the most popular replacement methods that can give you a smile you’ll proudly show off. Plus, it will help you look younger and healthier! If you’re interested in moving forward with this option, you may be wondering how long it will take for you to get your new pearly whites. Read on for a breakdown of the process.
How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?
The exact timeline from the start of the process to the day a person gets to wear their dentures varies. It heavily depends on the type of dentures recommended and whether any extractions are needed. Here’s a basic guide of what you can expect.
First and foremost, a dental examination is required to assess your teeth and the state of your oral health. During this appointment, your dentist will look for any signs of infection, decay, or previous dental work, as these issues can hinder the denture process. They will also search for any teeth that need removal before getting dentures.
If your dentist recommends getting some teeth extracted, the denture process will take longer since the sites will need time to heal. The size of the extraction site and the patient’s oral health are two factors that influence the healing time. Once you have healed, your dentist can continue with the process and begin making your dentures.
Making the Dentures
After the examination (and extraction if that was necessary), your dentist will take impressions and measurements of your teeth to ensure the dentures fit your mouth perfectly. They will send their findings to a lab where the dentures will be built using the specifications.
Fitting the Dentures
Once the dentures are complete, you will return to the office for a fitting. This step is necessary to ensure the dentures fit without pain or issue. Your dentist will make sure you can wear and use the dentures comfortably. Otherwise, adjustments will be made during this appointment.
Placing the Dentures
After any final adjustments are finished, complete dentures will be placed in your mouth. While you shouldn’t feel any discomfort, it will take some time for you to adapt to wearing, eating, and speaking with them. But don’t worry – with time, you will eventually have the same function and control as with regular teeth!
Now that you know what to expect, you can confidently start your journey towards a fully functioning, restored smile!
About the Practice
Our team at Torbram Dental provides high-quality dental care the entire family can enjoy. If you have missing teeth, dentures are a wonderful solution that can help you enjoy a natural-looking, comfortable smile once again! We use high-quality materials to create the most lifelike prosthetics – no one will even notice you’re wearing dentures! Visit our website or call (905) 792-7163 to schedule a consultation.