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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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Will a false tooth whiten?

Will a false tooth whiten?

Probably not: The cosmetic tooth is made of a different substance than your regular teeth.. I doubt it would whiten with a tooth whitening product. However, most whitening is gradual... At the point you notice a difference.. You can stop the process. And given time, your teeth will stain again. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
451 doctors shared insights

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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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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What is better, false teeth or retainer?

What is better, false teeth or retainer?

Confused: A retainer is an appliance (fixed or removal) that retains or holds teeth in position so that they do not move following orthodontic treatment. "false teeth" is a term used to refer to any number of removal or fixed prostheses to replace missing teeth (such as partial or full dentures). What is better? Your own natural teeth. Do whatever you can to save them and keep them healthy. ...Read more

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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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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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Does whitening teeth even out teeth coloring?

Does whitening teeth even out teeth coloring?

Teeth whiteners: may help even out tooth coloration if differences caused by stains on the surface of the enamel. However some color variations are within the tooth, formed during development, or discolored by certain antibiotics, differences in thickness, or if there's a filling. Also crowns or composite fillings will not changes color with whitening ...Read more

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Why does teeth bleaching ruin tooth enamel?

Why does teeth bleaching ruin tooth enamel?

It does not: There have been many studies done on the safety of bleach on enamel and not one has proved it is permanently harmful. (yet?). ...Read more

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Can misaligned wisdom teeth cause bruxism?

Can misaligned wisdom teeth cause bruxism?

Possibly: Third molars which almost always have inadequate room should be removed. Perhaps your bruxism will then go away. If bruxism continues then night guard s also. ...Read more

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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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Newborn teeth buds indicate teeth position?

Newborn teeth buds indicate teeth position?

Not accurately: The ability to see a tooth bud (on a radiograph) is a good indicator that a tooth will form. Many factors determine a tooth's eventual position. Your dentist should be able to give you a good idea early on if your child will have malposed teeth that require treatment. ...Read more

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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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Could fake/false teeth get yellow?

Could fake/false teeth get yellow?

Yellowing of teeth: Porcelain fake teeth can develop external stain only that can be polished off. Plastic or composite fake teeth can form extrinsic as well as intrinsic stain and can yellow over time. ...Read more

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Can grinding the teeth create teeth pain?

Can grinding the teeth create teeth pain?

Yes it can: Additionally it can wear down (flatten) the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of teeth and can cause tooth fracture. Can also lead to gum recession and additional problems. Best to consult with a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Can false teeth fit on top of your permanent teeth?

Can false teeth fit on top of your permanent teeth?

Snap-on smile: They do it all the time in the movies. Young actors can be made to look old with a set of yellow worn teeth over their young healthy teeth. Conventionally, snap-on smile can be made for you to give you that beautiful celebrity smile. ...Read more

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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...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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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening affect my teeth negatively?

Does laser teeth whitening affect my teeth negatively?

It should not: In general laser whitening should not harm the teeth. However, there are, in my opinion much more effective whitening techniques than laser whitening. ...Read more

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Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cavity. It's best to have any cavities fixed prior to whitening. ...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