In most cases, a healing period lasts three to six months before you receive your final dentures. However, we understand the difficulties and challenges of living for long periods without your teeth, so Dr. Harvey can discuss the possibilities of making immediate or temporary dentures for you that you can wear during the interim.
Immediate dentures allow your mouth and jaw to heal while slowing the deterioration that occurs with losing your tooth roots. You'll visit our dental office frequently for adjustments to your immediate denture while you heal, and then Dr. Harvey will have you back for impressions when it's time to make your permanent denture.
Dental implants are another option for securing dentures, so there's no slippage or movement during wear. Implant-supported dentures also require a healing period of three to six months to allow the dental implants to fuse and integrate with your bone. Then Dr. Harvey designs your denture to snap into the implants, which hold it securely in place.
Implant dentures are helpful because they help prevent the bone loss associated with traditional dentures because your jawbone now has dental implants to support, keeping it healthy and stimulated.
Learn More about Dentures in Concord for Your Smile
Living with tooth loss can feel daunting and overwhelming, but know that you have options. If your teeth are missing or compromised, Dr. Harvey can meet with you to create a plan for restoring your smile. You can discuss the possibilities of immediate dentures and whether implant-supported dentures might be right for you.
Dr. Harvey will review the process and procedures with you to ensure you don't spend too much time without your teeth or feel self-conscious about your smile.
For "dentures near me" in the Concord, NH, area, contact White Park Dental at (603) 225-4143.