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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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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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What can I do to keep my false teeth in good condition?

What can I do to keep my false teeth in good condition?

Clean and Dr visit: Keeping the denture clean with a denture tooth brush or using the denture tablets is best. Also visiting your dentist once a year to check the fit of your denture and also an exam of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Why couldn't people have a bunch of false individual teeth implanted instead of having a whole denture?

They can: It is entirely possible to do individual implant supported crowns throughout the entire mouth. The biggest deterrent is the cost. ...Read more

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My teeth have all fallen out but the roots are still there. Can i get the roots extracted and get dentures?

My teeth have all fallen out but the roots are still there. Can i get the roots extracted and get dentures?

Yes : This is all possible. You also have the option of having a denture ready to be worn immediately after the teeth are extracted. ...Read more

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All teeth pull how long do it take foe gum heal for denture

All teeth pull how long do it take foe gum heal for denture

6 months: Most dental schools teach that it takes six months for bone and gums to heal after extraction. ...Read more

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After getting teeth pulled for dentures, do they send you home without any teeth?

No: The back teeth are taken out first, the areas allowed to heal. When the dentures are delivered remaining teeth are taken out and the dentures are delivered at the same time. Over the next two months adjustments are made then the dentures are relined once the extraction sites heal. There will be more adjustments and then you are done;please have them checked @6mo intervals, replace in 5 years. ...Read more

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Will I need dentures if I have lost 6 teeth all together. 3 lower and 3 upper . And the rest are in bad shape?

Depends: Dentures is an option. You can consider other teeth replacement options like dental bridges and dental implants. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Is there any risk to my teeth or dentures during upper endoscopy?

Is there any risk to my teeth or dentures during upper endoscopy?

Spare the teeth!: To protect your teeth from the endoscope (and the endoscope from being damaged by your teeth) a mouth guard is usually inserted before the start of an endoscopy procedure. To insure maximum safety to your mouth, make the endoscopist aware of any loose teeth or dental appliances, if you have overlays that may chip, or any dental, gum, and mouth problems. Safety is the endoscopist's #1 priority. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use denture toothpaste on real teeth?

No: Denture toothpastes are more abrasive that those meant for natural teeth. ...Read more

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Just had all my teeth pull how long will it take for my gums heal for denture

Just had all my teeth pull how long will it take for my gums heal for denture

8 weeks: If the teeth have already been pulled and you are without teeth, it is best to wait 8 weeks before fabricating a new denture. This allows time for both the tissue and the underlying bone to heal. If the teeth have not been pulled, as others have said an immediate denture can be made for insertion at time of extraction. ...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