I am having all of my upper and all but 4 lowers extracted on Tuesday. I went to a Prosthonontist and she recommended I wait for healing as I don't work. She said I need to wait 3-4 weeks before impressions and another 3-5 weeks till dentures are in my mouth. Has anyone else had it done this way?
3. Reply to Help! I am NOT getting immediate Dentures by nillysmom
Posted: August 11, 2011 5:24 pm
I didn't get immediate dentures, either and am really glad I did it this way. I'm retired and it was not a problem to be without teeth. Except for eating-ha! Had 2 dentists tell me that the longer you can wait for your gums to heal, the better fit you can get. I had all but 6 teeth pulled on May 4 and got my dentures Aug 9. I have a full upper and a partial lower. So far I have only had to have 2 minor adjustments and NO really sore spots. GOOD LUCK!!
2. Reply to Help! I am NOT getting immediate Dentures by nillysmom
Posted: July 21, 2011 2:19 pm
I had all but four teeth pulled out 3 days ago. Pain has been minimal. Speech can be difficult at times, but I think it is due to the swelling of the surrounding rissue. I will not have teeth in my mouth until mid-September. I am not working so this is not too much of an issue for me. I am so glad I had those teeth pulled. No more infection and sensitivity and fear of which one is going to snap off next. And I know the end result will be worth it. Please, if you need dentures, don't hesitate. It will be so nice to smile again! Just do it!
1. Reply to Help! I am NOT getting immediate Dentures by nillysmom
Posted: July 20, 2011 4:19 pm
This is the same route I'm taking. I had all my back teeth extracted on May 18th and didn't start my impressions until July 6th (so that my gums could heal). I've had 2 add'l appointments since July 6th and I'll finish the extractions and receive my permanent, full dentures July 27th (1 week from today). I know immediates are nice for those who want or need it done right away...but I am so glad I followed my dentist's advice. Things have healed nicely and my mouth feels pretty good right now. When he goes to pull the rest next week - the pain should be bearable since the back is already healed and that's where most of the biting force is. Good luck :)