Extractions & Repairs
Extraction services can be provided if the dentist determines certain teeth are beyond restorative care. Extraction services will only be performed after an X-ray has been taken and the dentist evaluates your clinical needs. A separate fee is required for an X-ray.
Tooth extractions can be done on a same-day basis in most cases. EMERGENCY EXTRACTION services may also be available the same day.
IMPORTANT: Please remember that your health conditions, any medications you take, and the complexity of the extraction may affect this service. The dentist will gladly discuss circumstances that affect the availability of extractions on a same-day basis.
There are two basic types of REPAIRS: simple repairs and repairs with impressions. Different fees apply to each type of repair. The dentist will need to see the denture to determine the extent of the repair required, or if the denture can be repaired. It may not be possible to repair an older denture that has experienced considerable wear.
Please do not try to repair the dentures yourself. This may result in the need for a new denture for which standard charges will apply. Also, note that you will need to be present in the office the day a repair is being performed on your dentures.
Denture repairs can usually be completed the same day.
A denture reline refits the denture to the gums by way of a new impression. A reline may provide a solution to a loose-fitting denture.
The reline sometimes can be completed while you are in the treatment chair, but it often needs to be sent to the lab. The dentist will discuss with you the type of reline that will be most appropriate for your clinical needs.
Denture relines can usually be completed the same day.
Denture adjustments help alleviate soreness due to high spots where the denture rests upon your gums. For dentures fabricated at the practice you visited, adjustments are available at NO CHARGE during the first 60 days after you receive your dentures. After the first 60 days, adjustments are available at a nominal fee.
If your denture was not fabricated at the practice you visited, it may not be possible to adjust the denture. The practice staff will need to examine the denture to determine what treatment can be provided.
Please remember an adjustment is not the solution to a loose-fitting denture. A reline is typically the best solution.
Gold Crowns for Dentures
Gold crowns for dentures are offered by most affiliated practices, but you will need to contact the local office to confirm this. These crowns are usually availble through special order. Gold crowns are not provided for natural teeth. Please contact the local office for details.