My father who is 87 went to the dentist this past July & was told he needed dentures. It's not almost the end of Nov & he still doesn't have them. 3 weeks ago they finally gave him full upper dentures. He has 4 front teeth on the bottom but all his back teeth have been pulled. He went to the dentist this past Saturday & saw a new dentist who suggested that he get implants for his bottom teeth rather that a regular plate. Does this sound unusual? Also they want him to wait until February when his dental insurance goes into effect again. My dad is unable to eat any solid food & has been living on cleat soups, puddings & ice cream for the last several weeks. I live out of state & am very concerned that my dad is getting taken advantage of. I just want to know if you think this is normal dental procedure.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - November - 2014, at 20:33 PM

  • Usually if the bone support is less then it is advisable to go for implants but for that also selection of case is very important. The denture with implants is quite comfortable and chewing becomes easier but it is quite a costly option as compared to normal dentures. Most of insurances donot cover implants whereas the dentures are. Even if he opts for implants, after getting them again he has to wait for minimum three months before getting dentures. Morever your dad is 87 years old, so his age is not a favourable factor for implants. You can take a second opinion. for more info on dentures you can check this link in our website...

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