On-Site Denture Lab:
Should I Be Put To Sleep?
Caring for you is one of our greatest concerns. Nikodem Dental offers options to make the process of receiving your first denture as stress-free as possible. Ask us about general anesthesia with Dr John A Haden, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Preparing For Your New Dentures
Because of differences in tissue response, small adjustments may be needed as dentures "settle in". We allow 3 office visits at no charge during the first 3 months. Come at 11:30 am Monday trough Friday. No appointment is required.
What Is a Temporary Softliner?
As you heal, your gums shrink, your dentures don't. After extractions, the space left by this shrinkage will need to be filled in with a soft gum-like cushion applied to the inside of the denture.
This softliner will temporarily:
Seven to ten days after extractions, please return to the office at 11:30 a.m. for this 20 minute procedure. No appointment is necessary. You may feel it necessary to replace the softliner during the critical first 2 months of healing. A reduced fee of $39 will be charged per additional softliner.
What Is a Permanent Reline?
Relines require an appointment:
This lab procedure requires us to have your denture all day. Please make an early morning appointment and in most cases we will have your relined dentures back late that same afternoon.
After the critical rapid healing period:
A reline can improve the fit of your immediate denture, however, it will not appreciably change the original placement or design of the denture teeth. The cost would be $179 per plate. A better option would be to invest in a custom denture to replace the denture you have been using during the healing. We offer a fine line of naturally characterized dentures to brighten your smile.
For peace of mind on trips, vacations and for emergency situations, keep your immediate dentures as a spare.
4337 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63128