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Q? Are referrals required?
A. No. The public can call and see us directly, even though a great number of our patients are directed to us from other offices.
Q? What are immediate dentures?
A. Dentures that are inserted on the day of the extractions are called immediate dentures. This treatment helps the patient who is concerned about going without teeth. It can be more uncomfortable for the patient since the denture is fabricated before the extractions and the accuracy of the fit isn't possible. Many months of post-insertion care is required until the gums have healed; this can vary from 6 to 12 months, after which either a new denture is made or the immediate denture is rebased or relined.
Q? How often should a denture be changed?
A. It varies with the individual. On average, dentures should be replaced every 5 to 10 years. This is due to the wear of the denture teeth and the change in someone's gums due to bone loss.
Q? Why are lower dentures loose?
A. Unlike the upper denture, the lower one doesn't have suction. Typically the longer the patient has been without natural teeth, the greater the bone resorption and therefore the less stable the denture. Patients frequently have to rely on a denture adhesive to help stabilize the denture. The best treatment to eliminate this problem is an implant overdenture.