Dentures are oral appliances used to replace missing teeth. They help restore your smile and improve your ability to chew food. When you are approved to get dentures, knowing what it takes to get the dentures will help in your preparation. Read on to understand how long it takes to get a full set of dentures made and the factors that influence it.
The amount of time it takes to make dentures depends on the type of denture and its purpose. Roughly, making permanent dentures takes between 6 weeks to 3 months. The variation in the time it takes to get a full set of dentures is caused by several factors. For instance, the design of dentures affects how long they are made; flexible dentures take longer than standard dentures. Flexible dentures also need more structural details than standard ones.
Another factor that may affect how long it takes to make dentures is the type of dentures required. Partial dentures take a shorter period to make because they only cover part of your mouth. However, full dentures take longer because they cover the rest of your mouth. After you have had your tooth extracted, it will take time for your gums to heal. This is why we let it heal first before installing new dentures.
To make sure that dentures fit in your mouth perfectly, we will take your mouth impressions that replicate your dental structure. This is important because any wrong measurement could result in unfitting dentures. After that, the impressions are sent to the lab, where the denture-making process is done. You are reminded to take good care of them to avoid possible damages. You can do this by brushing your teeth regularly if you have partial dentures. Contact our offices for more information on the denture-making process.