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How long does it take?
Removable Partial Denture
Transitional Partial Denture
New dentures may take some time until your mouth adjusts, and some minor discomfort is completely normal. Eating will take a little practice; it is recommended to start with soft foods in small pieces, and to chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. Soon you will be able to continue with your regular diet, always avoiding extremely hot, hard, or sticky foods. It is important to follow your dentist recommendation about how to wear your denture.
The denture development process takes a few weeks and several appointments. Your dentist will determine the best option in your case. Once you are ready the process will continue as follows:
Complete Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. It will be necessary to allow eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed before placing the denture.
Immediate dentures are made in advance in a lab. This kind of denture can be positioned instantly after teeth are removed, allowing a natural look during the healing process. Unfortunately, since bones and gums shrink during the healing phase, it will be necessary to perform more adjustments and/or a reline until gums are completely healed, and then conventional dentures will be required.
Removable Partial Dentures
Partial Dentures replace missing teeth by attaching them gum tissue colored acrylic base, in some case it will be connected by a metal structure that will hold the denture on its place. Partial dentures become a recommended alternative only if some natural teeth remain in the jaw. Partial dentures are important not only from a cosmetic perspective; it also prevents the early displacement of other teeth.