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272 Points

Sun, Sep 27, 2015 7:04 PM

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

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2.7K Points

5 years ago

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.

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2.2K Points

5 years ago

Mine were over one year

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7.3K Points

5 years ago

They told me 6 months. Guess it depends on ur healing process and ur dentist

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20.8K Points

5 years ago

I was told 9 months to a year.

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272 Points

5 years ago

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 ?

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7.3K Points

5 years ago

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.

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1K Points

5 years ago

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. :)

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272 Points

5 years ago

Thank you , I know not to use toothpaste but can I put dish soap on a toothbrush and brush them?

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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.

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3.6K Points

I only have mine I think it's maybe four weeks now and I do brush mine yes but not with toothpaste.

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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.  :)

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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. :)