If you’re considering dentures, you may have a lot of questions about the process. One of the most common questions is, “How long does a denture procedure take?” The answer to that question can vary depending on several factors, but here’s what you need to know.
At LoveMySmile Center, located in Marysville and Auburn, WA, we understand that every patient is unique, and we treat each person with the individualized care and attention they deserve. If you’re considering dentures, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle.
First, it’s important to understand that getting dentures is not a one-size-fits-all process. The timeline for getting dentures will depend on several factors, including:
- The condition of your teeth and gums: If you have significant tooth decay or gum disease, you may need to have some teeth extracted before your denture procedure can begin. This can add some time to the overall process.
- The type of dentures you choose: There are several types of dentures available at LoveMySmile Center, including healing dentures, full dentures, and partial dentures. The type of dentures you choose will affect the timeline for your procedure. Your dentist may have other types of dentures available at their office, however, they may be more costly.
- Your overall health: If you have any underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, that can affect your healing time, that will need to be taken into consideration when planning your denture procedure.
With those factors in mind, here’s a general timeline for what you can expect during a denture procedure at LoveMySmile Center:
- Initial consultation: During your first visit, one of our experienced denturists will evaluate your oral health and discuss your options for dentures. We may refer you to one of our preferred local dentists so that you can have your teeth cleaned and X-rays taken. After that, you’ll return to our office for impressions of your teeth so that we can create a customized treatment plan for you.
- Tooth extractions (if needed): If you need to have teeth extracted before your denture procedure can begin, we can recommend one of our preferred local dentists who can do that for you. The length of that appointment will depend on how many teeth need to be extracted and how complex the extractions are.
- Fitting for dentures: LoveMySmile Center can create healing dentures to use while your gums are healing after your extractions. Once your gums have healed, you’ll come in for the fitting of your full dentures. During this appointment, we’ll take more impressions of your mouth to ensure a perfect fit for your new teeth. This appointment usually takes about an hour.
- Creation of dentures: After your fitting, we’ll send your impressions to our lab to create your dentures. This process can take about 4 – 8 weeks, depending on the type of dentures you choose.
- Final fitting and adjustments: Once your dentures are ready, we’ll bring you in for a final fitting to make sure they fit properly and are comfortable. We’ll also make any necessary adjustments at this time to ensure that your dentures feel as natural as possible. This appointment usually takes about an hour.
Overall, the denture procedure can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on your individual needs. However, LoveMySmile Center is committed to making the process as efficient and comfortable as possible for every patient. If you’re ready to explore your options for dentures, give us a call at (833) 900-1050 to schedule a consultation at our Marysville or Auburn WA location. Our team of experienced denturists and staff is here to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.