I waited a long time before getting dentures. My Dentist made me wait about 5 months for my mouth to heal. Best decision I think. My oral surgeon was great, and my dentist was top notch. He worked hard to give me natural looking dentures (not chicklet teeth). I love them and they fit wonderful. I use the cream, but going to try the powder. Looking back, I should have gotten them sooner. I love my dentures. I've had them about a year.