I don't understand this system
Hi there, who ever told you that once your teeth are removed, that the jaw bones will regrow is wrong! Once your teeth have been removed, and your gums have healed, your jaw bone will start shrinking, not regrowing. This is because your teeth are no longer insitu, to stimulate that biting action, so that the jaw bone can't maintain it's shape. That is why when you get dentures, because of the bone shrinkage, your dentures start to become loose. Then you need to start getting them soft lined, hard lined, or use adhesives so that your dentures can stay in place better. After immediate dentures (if you have them already), once your gums/bone have shrank enough, then you can get your permanent dentures made. These dentures will be a better fit, as your gum/bone have already significantly shrank, not regrown. The shrinkage continues over your whole life time once your teeth have been removed. I hope this has helped you.
The bone that the teeth sit in in your mouth is called the alveolar bone. The jaw is the only place in the body in which this particular bone is situated and it is there purely for holding the teeth. Once the teeth have gone, there is no reason for the body to hold on to the alveolar bone so it gradually disappears. Once it has gone, there will be no further loss so, in effect, if you wait until it has all gone before your dentures are made, they will fit exceptionally well. Most people would be reluctant to wait that long, for obvious reasons, which is why, if you have dentures made before the bone loss is complete, you will usually need to have them relined now and again.