Lower denture problem. Any suggestions?
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Replacing your own implant denture attachments
You probably can replace your attachments at home, but I would advise against it. There may be something other than problems with the attachments causing your denture to loosen, and your dentist should be able to evaluate for this. Also, it is important to have at least a yearly check up with your dentist for an evaluation of fit and functionality of your prosthesis, a cleaning of your prosthesis and your implants, and for an oral cancer exam.
Replacing dental implant denture attachments
I hope you find this information to be helpful, Dr. Champagne
Restorations can be upgraded
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Overdenture with attatchments
I do teach some patients how to change the attatchments in their dentures when visiting is difficult. My uncle was able to change his attatchments in his dentures util passt 95 years of age.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
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Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
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