How long will it take for my gums to heal?

Discussion in 'Patient Forum' started by ennogs, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:44 AM.

  1. ennogs

    ennogs

    Joined:
    Friday
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had my remaining 14 teeth removed last week. The extractions were done over 2 days. It has now been 8 days since the last extractions were done. I currently have a temporary set of dentures.

    As I am sure you are aware I have to have temporary dentures while I wait for my gums to heal. Once my gums fully heal I will get my final set of dentures.

    On average how long does it take for the gums to fully heal enough to get my final dentures?
     
    ennogs, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:44 AM
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. ennogs

    honestdoc Verified Dentist

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2018
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    34
    Individual healing times will vary but plan on ~4-6 months. After 6 months, fabricating final dentures will be more predictable. In addition to your gums, the bone needs to heal and stabilize. Occasionally you may experience bone chips (dead particles of bone shedding out).

    In the mean time, have your dental provider adjust sore spots and periodically apply soft liner material to accommodate the "looseness" as bone flattens. Unfortunately the lower dentures will not fit as well as the upper and will require hard acrylic relines more often. This is due to the lower bone flattening at a faster rate.
     
    honestdoc, Aug 10, 2018 at 6:52 PM
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. ennogs

    ennogs

    Joined:
    Friday
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you for your reply.

    I am thinking of getting the all on four implants. Would you say I am best waiting at least 6 months after my extractions before getting the all on four implants?
     
    ennogs, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:50 PM
    #3
  4. ennogs

    honestdoc Verified Dentist

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2018
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    34
    Many times the surgeon will place bone graft immediately after extractions to minimize bone flattening. You can request a consultation visit to go over implant and bone grafting options.
     
    honestdoc, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:56 PM
    #4
  5. ennogs

    ennogs

    Joined:
    Friday
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you.
     
    ennogs, Aug 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.