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Having questions when choosing a dentist is natural! After all, your oral health is an important part of your overall health. Here is a list of some of the most common questions we receive. If you do not see yours listed below, please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.
One Day Dentures
One day dentures (also known as temporary dentures or same-day dentures) are a great option for people who are waiting on their permanent dentures to be created. Creating high-quality dentures to fit your mouth takes time and effort. The entire process can take a month or two and require multiple visits.
That may seem like a long time, but the multiple visits give your mouth time to heal after tooth removal and give Dr. Russell Schafer and his staff time to adjust your new dentures to the perfect shape and fit so you can enjoy a comfortable set of dentures and a fantastic smile!
However, if you are in need of temporary, one day dentures, that option is available so you will have dentures to wear while you wait on your permanent pair. One day dentures allow you to have dentures placed in your mouth immediately after your tooth extraction.
If you and your dentist decide using one day dentures is the right choice for you, you may be wondering how long they will last.
How Long One Day Dentures Last
Your one-day dentures are made to last for several months, but they have been known to last for years. They are designed to help you eat and live normally while you wait for your new set of dentures to be made. One day dentures are not a permanent denture solution.
If you are interested in one-day dentures in Gretna, LA, contact our office today for assistance.
Generally, a new set of dentures does not require any denture adhesive. However, many patients who have worn dentures for a long period of time feel more secure wearing denture adhesive. The denture adhesive in these cases fills in the gaps between the denture and the gums. These gaps form over time as the gums change shape and shrink which is why it is recommended to have a new liner placed in the dentures every 5 to 8 years and a new denture made every 8 to 10 years. While the adhesive works well for a short-term measure, the problem with long-term use is that it creates pressure spots on the denture causing faster shrinking of the gums.
Dental Implants over Adhesive
When patients feel that they need adhesive as soon as a new set is made, it is a better idea to start considering implants. While implants are more expensive than adhesive, they allow for the denture to feel more natural and chew more comfortably.
Short answer, yes it will at one point or another. While Dr. Schafer makes a lot of fantastic dentures, no matter how good of a job he does, a denture can still be removed by the hands, which means that it can fall out of the mouth. For first-time denture wearers, the dentures will slip out simply because the mouth has not learned how to work around the denture and the denture feels foreign. It is especially true if it is an immediate or healing denture. Dr. Schafer works with each of his patients to help them feel comfortable while learning to use their denture because it is important that everyone feels comfortable with their smile.