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Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Overview)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices that replace missing teeth.


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Can you tell me what year false teeth were invented and were the first ones made of wood?

Can you tell me what year false teeth were invented and were the first ones made of wood?

False teeth: Dr wison popenoe found a mandible in honduras while on an archeological dig in 1931. The mandible was dated to ad 600. The mandible had three pieces of shell in place of the mandibular central incisors. Peabody museum of archaeology and ethnology, harvard university, cambridge, massachusetts. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
449 doctors shared insights

False Teeth (Overview)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices that replace missing teeth.


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Is there any false teeth you can slip over your teeth?

Is there any false teeth you can slip over your teeth?

Snap on Smile: "Snap on Smile" is almost like theatrical teeth that slide over your existing teeth and can literally transform your smile. It is a quick way to go, but one must remember that it is temporary and not practical for eating! There are several different brands, but the final results are all nearly the same, see your dentist for a permanent makeover! ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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Can you tell me how I could whiten my false teeth?

Visit your dentist: for the professional cleaning and polishing. If it is a removable denture, your dentist can clean it in ultrasonic solution first and then polish the surface with a low speed motor. Do not try to do it yourself, you can ruin the false teeth. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any safe mouth guards for false teeth?

Are there any safe mouth guards for false teeth?

Unsure of question: You can have a mouthguard made to fit over your false teeth for sports if needed. At night you should have your teeth out of the mouth in order to let the tissues rest and recover from the days pressure on them. Differs slightly in design if complete or partial "false teeth" (denture). ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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What causes gum pain in someone with false teeth?

What causes gum pain in someone with false teeth?

Ill-fitting denture: Usually gum pain in false teeth (dentures) is caused by a poorly fitting denture. It could require just an adjustment or it could require a reline or even a remake. It should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?

Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures.  Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?

See dentist: Three years...A very long time. Curious when the lump showed up. I would see a dentist asap...Could be a root tip, infection, cyst. ...Read more

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Is it hard to eat with false teeth?

Is it hard to eat with false teeth?

Depends what you eat: Generally speaking, it is more difficult because you only chew at about 50% chewing efficiency with complete upper and lower dentures. The main reason being that the dentures move. As a consequence, it's more difficult to eat harder, crunchier foods. Biting into sandwiches can also be challenging for some. So, if you like to eat these types of foods, like most of us do, then you may have a problem. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more