I have to wait two weeks after extractions to get impressions made is this normal?

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I'm 31 and I'm having my last 6 teeth on the top extracted but my dentist said i need to wait 6 weeks to have my impressions made is this normal?
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I didn't have to do it that way. I had my impressions done while I still had my final 2 teeth left. Then they scheduled my Wax try in and bite registration and a week later i had my extractions and immediate denture. This was Jan 27th. After 2 weeks you should be closed enough to do your impressions if there are no complications. The swelling will be down in your gums and he should be able to get a really good impression though. There is a woman on here that works for a Denture facility that would likely be able to give you more info. You will get a ton of support on here from all of us on the same journey. Any questions you have we will all chime in.
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me too frist impressions then wax
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Yeah they said its so you can get a better fit with your denture because your gums will be almost healed
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My dentist took impressions and than after the dentures were ready he extracted all of my teeth. I wore the dentures for 24 hours as instructed to reduce swelling. is it okay not to wear the dentures for a couple of weeks while my gums heal. I don’t care if I look funny without teeth. Will there be a problem with getting them to fit properly later if I wait to wear them?
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Oops i thought it said 2 weeks....WOW 6 weeks. There is a ton of shrinking that is going to happen rapidly after the first few days and im at about the 6 week point now and my mouth has gone through alot of changes. Some wait even longer for their denture. Are these your permanent dentures or your healing denture you are getting?
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I'm not getting an immediate denture I guess I will be getting my permanent denture because she said after 6 months I can get a hard reline so I'm getting my extractions next Thursday then go back 2 weeks later for the impression then go back 2 weeks later for like a try in because she said they want to know if I approve of the shape and shades of color for the denture
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wow sounds not right i got impression frist then wax they made my teeth right away fitted me before even had exctraction out i haven even done my exctrtions yet im so late then get immaiate denture following
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Oh well that sound strange but my dentist is doing the extractions then I have to wait two weeks to get my impression done
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There are several ways to do it. Tamara -- the way yours are being done will give you a better fit in the long run. Mine were done differently. I had the molars pulled first and then after the healing did the bite impressions and tryins ect, then the day I had my final extractions I got my full upper and lower. I did get a very good fit that way.
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I'm sorry for taking so long to reply back I just took some pain killers but that's what I was thinking I was thinking an ill do that with the aleve
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All of my upper teeth have been out since 2013 except the 4 in the front. Will I have to wait for dentures? Permanent dentures??
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Oh ok. Is it a private dentist? There are pros and cons with her procedure. No teeth is the big con, but you will be able to heal without all the denture sores intially while you are in the most painful part of recovery and swelling so you won't have friction on raw gums. That was pretty rough. You will be able to use adhesives as soon as you get your denture which is a great plus. You will have denture sores, everyone gets them and it is easily remedied by adjusting the denture. I went to Aspen Dental and got the comfy lytes package where i got the immediate with any needed soft liners until i get my permanent around July. I hope all goes smoothly! Any questions at all, none are silly, just ask. We are all here for the same reason.
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Yes I do have a private dentist an I trust her an I wanted to go to Aspen Dental but we don't have one in Mississippi so I just found a dentist here it's been pretty expensive I had to pay out of pocket but I know it will be worth it an I have bought so many adhesives and other things for my dentures an I'm prepared an I'm glad I found this forum because I can't talk to anyone I know because they aren't experiencing this situation and what is a hard reline
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When I got mine they did impressions while all my teeth where still in my mouth. But with that said I paid for two sets of dentures one set that was ready the day I had my teeth pulled and another that I got 8 months later after my gums shrunk to get the best long term fit. I've had my second set for about a year now and I have yet to get a realignment because they still fit. I'm 32 so I can understand how hard it is to go 6 weeks with out teeth.
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She will probably do softliners until you are healed enough and your mouth has gone through most of the changes it needs to. Our bones and gums will continue to change and shrink/ bone reabsorbed for the rest of your life, but the most drastic will be the first 6 to 12 months just individually. Some quicker than others. Once its gotten to the point she feels is your ready they put a hard liner in. It is molded very specifically to your mouth so you should get great suction with possibly even no adhesive needed. Softliners are temporary while your mouth are going through the beginning changes to give better suction and comfort. I hope she includes these because they can get expensive.
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I had to wait six weeks and it took three months in total from the time I had my extractions till I got my permit Denture but I have been back for six adjustments in six weeks already.
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I will have to pay 200 for a reline in 6 months but I hope all goes well and @ Elvin Lewis it's kinda embarrassing but you gotta do what you have to when your health is involved an I've seen videos on YouTube if people much younger getting dentures and Leslie what are bone spars because I saw a video of a guy and he said they hurt terribly
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I hope I don't I have to pay every time I go I hope everything goes well
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There is going to be trama to your sockets and they will have sharp edges and parts that might stick out farther under the gum and possibly above. Sometimes it just adjusts on its own during the healing, but your gums might have to be opened to shave and file them smooth and sown back. The pressure on them is miserable if the denture rubs on them. Little bits of slivers of tooth or socket pieces will work there way up and out too and they can be really uncomfortable. Just all part of the healing process. Please make sure you have Benzodent or max strength Orajel 20% benzocaine. It will be your new best friend for denture sores. Soooo important. .DO THE SALT WATER RINSES! it will help you heal much quicker and less pain. What shocked me the most was the first time I drank hot coffee. You do not feel liquid on the roof of your mouth with the denture in and so you could scald your mouth /throat until you get used to it which i did within a day.
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Ok thanks Leslie I bought benzodent an I have the kanka liquid medicine too and when I say I bought a lot of stuff it's like I have a mini denture drugstore lol I'm one of those people who like to stay prepared and the only thing I don't have is the wafers they look uncomfortable an another question do you sleep with your dentures in at night
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Oh you and me both! ! I have a ton of stuff, and i bought an ultrasonic bath on ebay. Make sure you have an extra soft toothbrush, i just picked up a toddler one and some poli creme denture toothpaste too. Just keep us posted on your progress!
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The best thing to use to wash your dentures is liquid dish or hand soap then rinse well and a good soak few times a week. :) that may be more affordable....
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I bought some polident denture tabs and some fresh and brite toothpaste off amazon and the tablets are antibacterial and I have a denture brush an a toddler toothbrush I would take a picture of everything I have lol
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You did what I actually recommend people do - bought some of everything. You may find,, like many of us have, that what works one day may not work another. It's good to have an array of products at your disposal!

Leslie, I was going to post about that.....I saw the ultrasonic baths on Amazon and wondered if I should get one.
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Yes I saw a lot of people saying certain things didn't work for them so I just bought everything lol
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Hey Alicia, the dish soap even after tons of rinsing still tastes like soap to me. Smell and taste are very sensitive as i trained in Culinary Arts and i can taste small amounts of things. I just want to make sure i kill as much bacteria on my dentures because I typically have such little saliva and dry mouth and bad breath are very worrisome to me. I throw everything i can at it lol!
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Leslie, you and I are very similar. We lost our teeth due to the same problems, I'm very sensitive to smells and tastes as well! I HATE tasting soap on anything, including the cleanser on my denture. That's why I clean my teeth and then soak them in water with some mouthwash. I even use sanitizer to wipe my coffee cup lid, since that dissipates.

So you think it's worth the money to get the ultrasonic cleaner? (BTW, I suffer from Mysophobia/germaphobia)
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You might want to ask her about all these possibilities and costs. If they are individually paid or its all covered in this process. If you need alveoplasty which is the filing/shaving, softliners, or any other complications are included in the denture cost. It could add up super quick and a big cha ching for her. Im glad you feel comfortable with her. Thats important.
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My insurance starts in June so if I need anything major I hope it can wait until then I just got 7 teeth pulled on the top last Friday so I'm in the healing process
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Oh thats good. I don't have dental so im so glad i got the package. I had to have alveoplasty in 2 areas. With the 2 extractions and those spots i had about 20 stitches across the front because they were the eye teeth and on the sides. I had 9 teeth total pulled. 25 years of meds that made my mouth super dry really affected my teeth. So glad i did this. I don't regret it for a second! !
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My profile pic is my temporary denture. Its pretty good. Can't wait for the permanent one and im able to choose color/shape. Well im off to bed. Pist questions and i will answer what I can and others will. Nice to meet you.
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Yes you made a great choice because you will be healthier and you got a new smile and are you awake during the procedure
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Hi Tamara I might be the person someone mentioned earlier. I work for a Denture clinic in Canada. Excuse the typing I'm on my cell. The procedure your getting is very similar to what we offer here. Immediate dentures or standard ones. They are basically the same here but you get immediate the same day or wait. The best time really is a cple mths or longer to allow healing. Most healing and shrinking of gums happen in 6mths however Alot of people can't deal with that. So in your case I suggest you get your hard reline after 6 mths of extractions. I'm not sure how it's done there but for the procedure you will go get new impressions of what your gums are at that time. Oh a good idea is not to wear the denture when you go. Let your gums be well rested and you will have a great impression taken. They will then keep your denture and pour stone models (replica of your mouth) then they will trim away any bulkiness and add acrylic to any areas that are loose. When u go back for the denture it will be an accurate fit and feel like new. You will have great suction and if it's done correctly you won't need adhesive. Hope this helps. :)
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I have to get my extractions next Thursday then wait two weeks then go back for my impression then get my denture two weeks later then come back 6 months later for a hard reline
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Hey Tamara, if that's going to be your permanent denture I would recommend waiting for the hard reline 6 mths after extractions. They will be loose and flopping all over and need to use glue but most of your healing will be done and you will have great suction on the upper. This will also avoid if you get it too soon and have loose dentures and need to get a hard reline again....:)
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I would wait but I have to go back to work in the middle of April and my daughter graduation in May so I really need them but I understand that my gums are going to shrink so that's what I'm worried about
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Oh yea life always gets in our way. ;) I hope the reline goes well just keep in mind you may need to do another one after that.
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Ok thank you I hope it can hold off until I go back because I'm on leave from work
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Sorry, having trouble finding peoples responses. If you're on Facebook and have any more denture related questions for me Tamara let me know and I'll give you my FB info. Thanks. :)
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Ok that'll be fine because I know I'll have plenty lol
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Ok you can find me at Huntsville Denture Clinic, Huntsville, ON. :)
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I was awake. Im a tough cookie lol. I think the dentist was more wore out than me lol. One tooth was a bear to get out and i was really uncomfortable the first night but it was all uphill afterwards.
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Ok great an I hate pain pills like hydrocodine or norco well that's what I was prescribed it makes me extremely nauseous even if I eat before I take it I bought ibuprofen and Advil pm and Tylenol pm I know when I had my wisdom teeth removed I took ibuprofen for swelling and it worked well and do you use adhesives an if you do what's your favorite because I purchased the secure adhesive off Amazon
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When I had my extractions I took aleve. I don't like prescription pain killers because I get strange reactions to them. Aleve worked for me (I can't take Advil). Stay ahead of the pain. Plan on doing a max daily dosage for the first week, then you should be able to cut back after that.
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Oh an I have fixodent powder and the tube kind and I have fixodent true feel and their food seal I'm trying them all to see which one I like
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Yeah, they gave me tylenol 3 but i have tramadol for Achilles tendonitis im battling so i just used it to treat both and ibuprofen alternating every 4 hours. For a couple of days. I used ice packs alot, salt water rinses, lots of fluids. Right now im using fixodent powder. I have a softliner in so,thats recommended for it. I have Secure but i used it a couple of times and it didn't hold but i didn't have a snug fit with all the healing changes. I will be using it with the permanent denture with the hard liner. Ive tried the seabond wafers and they were ok, not a great hold especially when I ate. Any pops/sodas loosen the adhesive very quickly so i don't drink them with the denture in. Ive used the fixodent complete tube and it holds but is a pain to get off your mouth /gums. Buy some D.O.C.S. "Clean it " adhesive wipes off ebay. Really cheap and they clean the adhesive off the denture and mouth really quickly! ! 40 in a box and i cut them in half so i get 80 uses. I got 4 boxes for like 12 bucks. The better the snug fit, the better the adhesive works. So take advantage of the softliners if she includes them.
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Ok I will surely ask her an ill ask if they're my permanent also because we never discussed temporary dentures an I saw the D.O.C.S online I think on Amazon
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Ok and yes Josie is who i mentioned before! Also look for this lady on YouTube. Her channel is PositifBeautee528. She has a bunch of great tips and reviews of products from her journey. She had some major narly teeth before her E day and she is gorgeous now!! So positive and classy. I think you can learn a lot from her experience, i know I did!!
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I watched some of her videos and I like lavitabell I think that's it because she goes into detail like with the care of dentures
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Ok thx i will look for her too. Its 11pm here so im crashing. Good night :)