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Posted by: Mobile | 2004/11/18

Q.

Mobile teeth

I have some back teeth missing, and X-rays have revealed that the front teeth also mobile (my understanding of this is that the teeth are loose). Of late I have developed a uncontrollable compulsive habit keeping my tongue against the lower front teeth and sucking it dry. The root cause of this, I believe is stress because sometimes over weekends I find myself totally relaxed and not doing this.

Let me get to my QUESTION. I feel that a possible solution would be to extract everything (10 on top and 11 at the bottom) and go the denture route. What I would like to know is, what is the average turnaround time for an exercise like this? How long would I have take leave?

Please respond with approx. time spans for the different phases (healing, fittings, customisation, etc etc etc)

Many Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

You can have dentures done immediately after extraction (called an immediate denture). This dentutre would need an "adjustment" after healing takes place (about 6 weeks).
If you choose to wait till after healing (6 weeks) has occured, a new denture can be easily made in about 7-10 days.

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