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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

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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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.


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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
Once
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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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How can I make my own false teeth?

How can I make my own false teeth?

Go to dental school: See a dentist. Otherwise, you will be putting yourself at risk in more ways than one.

Would you also do your own heart surgery or build your own car, house, furniture, and kitchen appliances? If the answer is yes, then figuring out a way to build your own dentures should be a breeze. Just buy the teeth or make them, then buy acrylic!
nice and cheap! ...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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What can be expected if new false teeth?

What can be expected if new false teeth?

Lots of adjustments: New set of false teeth or denture will need some adjustment period: it can be too tight, too loose, you can experience speech difficultie, too much saliva. Bottom line is that there is a period of adjustment and you have to hang in there with your dentist and go for few visits so he or she can do minor adjustments here and there to make it comfortable and functional for you. ...Read more

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What substances are false teeth be made out of?

False teeth material: It depends what you mean by false teeth. Dentures are usually made of acrylic (plastic). Partial dentures can be made of acryllic and metal. Crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, or any combination of these. Dental implants are usually made from titanium. ...Read more

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What's the name of the one who makes false teeth?

Dentist: Prosthodontist is a dental specialist who also prescribes the instructions for the technician who actually 'makes' the teeth. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone has false teeth?

What are the signs that someone has false teeth?

Many factors!: False teeth, or dentures, can look incredibly realistic and natural. However, you typically 'get what you pay for'. If you go to a prosthodontist (a specialist in removable, fixed, and implant prosthetics), the dentures will look natural. Poor color, shape, position, size, and bite can all lead one to conclude that a person has 'false teeth'. If made well, however, it is very hard to tell! ...Read more

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How do you know when it's time to get false teeth?

See a dentist: The decision to get full dentures depends on the condition of your teeth, what the dentist can do and what you want. If there is insufficient bone to support your teeth or they are decayed beyond repair then removal is the only option. I would urge you to see a dentist and try to keep as many teeth as possible. ...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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What is the best way to clean and remove stains from false teeth and bit plate?

What is the best way to clean and remove stains from false teeth and bit plate?

Most Effective Way: Brush your dentures at least twice daily. Make sure to add some hydrogen peroxide to the bath along with a effervescent tablet. This is the most effective home remedy to clean your dentures. ...Read more

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Teeth are now becomming quite loose and was wondering how expensive false teeth are?

Wide variation but: The only way to find the cost of dentures is to consult with a dentist. The cost of not doing this is increased rist of bone loss, recurring infections. Ask about alternatives for dentures, such as gum disease treatments and implants. Do not put it off, also do not assume dentures are the only solution. ...Read more

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