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A 26-year-old female asked:

what is a partial denture bearing?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Vague: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show enough information. Could you please paraphrase or interpret that sentence?
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Denture bearing: A dental prosthetic (tooth replacement device) can gain support either from teeth or edentulous areas (no teeth present). If it used teeth to hole it in place it is called "tooth bearing". If it merely rests on the gums it is called "denture bearing". A partial denture can use both teeth and gums to help support and hold it in place.

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How can I get over the fear receiving upper dentures?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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It is difficult: Talk to other patients with dentures. Another option is to consider dental implant treatment.
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How can I prevent some of the social consequences of getting dentures?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
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Preventative is key!: I'm sure you know taking care of your teeth and not losing your teeth is the best solution. But if you have dentures, it's important that they fit well, maintain, function, as well as being esthetically pleasing. Dentures can be made where most people may not realize you are wearing a denture so make sure you look into this option. Keeping them clean is also important to minimize staining.
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How many impressions do you have to have at the dentist for getting dentures?

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Usually 2 to 4: Usually 2-4.
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Can you still get dentures if you have little to no solid bone left?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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No: Dentures need to sit on or be anchored to something...If no mandibular ridge, hard to do. Uppers will certainly have maxillary structure. You need to see a dentist that fits dentures to determine your options.
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Do I need to go to a dentist to be fitted for false teeth?

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Dr. Kaveh Niknia
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Yes: In the USA only a licensed dentist can prescribe and "fit" you with dentures (false teeth). However, in most cases, a dentist will send your impessions (molds) and his instuctions directly to a denture dental laboratory, that will ultimately fabricate the dentures. The lab will in turn send the final dentures back to the dentist for final delivery and intraoral (inside the mouth) adjustments.

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