2 months now with temporary dentures, how long do they have to wear them before they put reg dentures in.

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 4 years ago
Photo of linda

linda

  • 14 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes

Posted 4 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Shirley

Shirley

  • 71 Posts
  • 90 Reply Likes
I don't think all dentists are the same, but mine says 6 to 8 months.  Your gums and bones still have lots of shrinking and healing to do then they will make impressions of your gums for the permanent ones so that they fit after your mouth should be finished with the changes that it's going through.
Photo of Ruidoso Bill

Ruidoso Bill

  • 95 Posts
  • 55 Reply Likes
Mine were over one year
Photo of lizzy

lizzy

  • 271 Posts
  • 237 Reply Likes
They told me 6 months. Guess it depends on ur healing process and ur dentist
Photo of AliciaP

AliciaP

  • 924 Posts
  • 604 Reply Likes
I was told 9 months to a year.
Photo of linda

linda

  • 14 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Finally after8 months of temporary dentures I finally got my permanent dentures . But I wanted to ask a question since I'm two days with my permanent dentures can I brush them ?
Photo of lizzy

lizzy

  • 271 Posts
  • 237 Reply Likes
I would think so. When u take them out use the denture toothpaste. Some people don't but I hear that regular toothpaste can damage your dentures in time.
Photo of Josie

Josie

  • 65 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes
You should ask if you can get a 6mth Reline on your temporary dentures. You will need to leave it with them for most of the day and they can turn them into permanent dentures and the dentures will have an accurate fit and look and feel like new.

****Best way to wash your dentures is with hand soap or dish soap and rinse well. If you use regular toothpaste it has an abrasive which can scratch your denture through time. :)
Photo of linda

linda

  • 14 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Thank you , I know not to use toothpaste but can I put dish soap on a toothbrush and brush them?
Photo of AliciaP

AliciaP

  • 924 Posts
  • 604 Reply Likes
I am 2 weeks with permanent dentures and I just soak them in a cleansing tablet and then use the water to brush them with - that was what they recommended and since they gave me a bunch of tablets, that's what I've been doing.
Photo of Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson

  • 276 Posts
  • 58 Reply Likes
I only have mine I think it's maybe four weeks now and I do brush mine yes but not with toothpaste.
Photo of Josie

Josie

  • 65 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes
Yes, you can brush them. It's best to use a denture brush that hopefully was given to you when you purchased the dentures. It's also best not to wear them overnight. Allow your gums to breathe, this will also maintain your oral health and your gums.  :)
(Edited)
Photo of Josie

Josie

  • 65 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes
Oh and be careful! Dentures can be slippery lil buggers! They can break on porcelain, not sure if you were instructed on how to clean them but try and put a cloth in your sink in case they fly out of your hands while cleaning. I have tips on the website for the clinic I work for but I'm not sure it's something I can post here. :)