Do I have to go without teeth while waiting for dentures?

The dentist is holding dentures in his hands. Dental prosthesis in the hands of the doctor close-up. Front view of complete denture. Dentistry conceptual photo. Prosthetic dentistry. False teeth

One of the reasons people procrastinate getting their teeth removed and replaced with dentures is because they can’t stand the thought of being toothless after having all their teeth removed in preparation for dentures.

Luckily, this isn’t the case, and at no point during the process will you walk around without teeth.

Before we take teeth out for dentures, we premake the dentures with specialised measurements we take while planning for the extractions. The lab prepares your denture while we plan for the extraction surgery, and the dentures can be issued the same or following day after surgery.

After your gums heal and swelling goes down, which generally takes about three months, the dentures can feel a bit loose.  At this stage, we do a denture reline, which allows the denture to fit securely to the healed gums and feel firm again.

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