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what types of dentures are available? what is the best type of dentures to get?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Dentures: Dentures or removable replacements for missing teeth are the worst types of replacement. Fixed bridges are better and Implant retained prostheses are the best, hands down. Please don't try to find the best solution for replacing your missing teeth over the internet. Find the best restorative dentist in your local area and discuss treatment options.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Types of dentures: There are three main types of dentures: 1. Standard dentures. 2. Immediate dentures. and 3. Implant retained dentures are the most durable, most stable and most expensive. (The best!)
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Traditional/Implant: Traditional dentures (even with an adhesive) generally restore only 10% of chewing function, while a bone-anchored prosthesis restores 60–80% in similar evaluations. An implant retained denture will feel more like your own teeth and will not require messy denture pastes. Remember, no denture is a replacement for teeth---they are a replacement for no teeth. All the best.

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Does anyone know the best kinds or brands for denture grips?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Please define: I think you mean denture adhesives? If so, there are a number of different types and it comes down to a very individual thing which you prefer. Some patients like paste (fixodent, poligrip-these seem to be the most comfortable), some like powder (wernet's) and some like the strips ( poligrip). There is also sea bond, which are pads that become sticky when wet. Hope this help.
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What's the best way to clean coffee and tea stained dentures?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not toothpaste: Soak in denture cleanser and use soap along with a soft brush. Toothpaste is too abrasive and will be hard on the acrylic surfaces in most dentures. If the staining is persistent or severe, ask the dentist to use an ultrasonic cleaner on them when you are in for your annual oral cancer examination.
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What is the best way to get the stains off dentures?

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Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dentistry 29 years experience
Denture stains: Dentures build up plaque and tartar just like natural teeth. Be sure to clean them daily. There are special toothpaste just for dentures. Also you may use some of the cleansing tablets that you soak the teeth in overnight. When you go to the dentist for a checkup, have them use their ultrasonic machine to give them a good cleaning.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Where is the best place for me to get financial help with dentures and extractions. I get ssdi?

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Dentistry 23 years experience
Public hospital: Public hospital in the emergency room will do the extraction in the case of infection. Local county clinic will offer full dentures. Dental school will be the next option. Finally, some dentist will help with the cost of extraction since there is no overhead.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Which is the best product on the market to buy to keep your dentures from coming loose ?

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Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 57 years experience
Matter of preference: Check with your dentist to see if there is something that can be done to your dentures to increase the retention. It may be that they are too old and the gums have receeded and need to be rebased or remade if so this may allow you to not need the adhesive.

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