How long will the process of getting dentures take?

Getting dentures is something that is unique to the individual. How long the process takes depends on the kind of dentures you get and the health of your mouth. Most people opt for conventional dentures, a full removable denture that is custom-made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. This is a process which may take several months. Immediate dentures can be inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has healed. If you are wondering if dentures are right for you, talk to your dentist.

It usually takes a minimum of 4 visits to make dentures, and about 3-6 weeks. In some cases, dentures can be fast-tracked and made in a few days.
This depends on your particular situation but the process of getting dentures may take several months, depending on the type of dentures you get and the condition of any natural teeth you still have. If you have natural teeth that are not healthy enough to keep, you will need to have them removed before you can be fitted for dentures. Once your teeth are removed, you will generally have to wait about four weeks before getting complete dentures. After your mouth heals, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth, design the dentures, have you try them on, and then finally give you the completed dentures. After several weeks, your dentist will have you come in to make sure you're adjusting well and the dentures fit properly. Overall, the process will likely take about two months.

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