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Can be Chrome cobalt: Can be chrome cobalt, vitallium, titanium for partial dentures and high nobel metal with combination with pfm crowns (rpd). Dentures ir acrylic partials with fibered acrylic like valplax ...Read more
Dentures: It is different for every patient how long it takes to get use to dentures. It is important to see your dentist when you first get the dentures if you develop sore spots. This is very common and often patients will get frustrated thinking they just have to bear the pain. The adjustments are minor and I encourage patients to come in every few days at the beginning if they get sore spots. ...Read more
For? Seriously?: For chewing! Smiling! Speaking! Most patients think that dentures are replacements for teeth. They are not! They are optional treatment for no teeth. They don't work or feel like teeth, they are merely prosthetic replacements that allow the patient to accomplish some of the things that natural teeth do. They are movable, unless fixed by implants and removable unless screw-retained into implants. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you expect denture function is perhaps 20% of natural teeth. It also depends on how much jaw bone you have and finally how well made the dentures are. For better function consider implants. ...Read more
Metal and acrylic:
For removable partials which replace missing teeth the metal portion is chrome cobalt alloy, the plastic is acrylic.
Some are all acrylic and flexible. There are various formulations of the acrylic by various dental labs. Unusual reactions to these materials are very rare. ...Read more
I assume you mean a removable partial denture? (sometimes part dent is used in reference to bridgework-which is very easy to get used to).
For rem part dentures, it is dependent on the the fit of the denture as well as, individual's own response. Some adapt easily, some do not. A neat "trick" is to chew some gum (suger-free/nonsticking) as soon as you have it placed. It helps to "train" muscles. ...Read more
Depends on quality: The materials of the partial denture directly affect the cost and quality of the prosthesis. Inexpensive partial dentures are usually made with an inexpensive material called chrome colbalt. The better quality partials are made with vitallium, and even better, gold. Of course the cost is different. The acrylic used also makes a difference. Using a fibered acrylic adds more strength! ...Read more
No Mercury: The metal used is usually an alloy based on chromium and cobalt. This is a strong alloy and is usually tolerated quite well. Years ago a gold alloy was used; that may be quite expensive today. The acrylics are quite common and have been used for years. Some partials can also be made with other materials. This science has changed a bit. ...Read more
Rinse w/ warm water: Then gently work the dentures loose. Also, clean off any adhesive still on your gums with a moistened washcloth. It sounds like you may be using too much adhesive, which is a sign of dentures that no longer fit well. It is important to see your dentist or prosthodontist regularly to make sure the dentures are properly relined and adjusted. You should not need more than a few dabs of adhesive. ...Read more
Oral anesthetic: If you are getting sore from you denture you could ease the pain bu getting an otc oral anesthetic gel. If need be you might need to see a dentist and get your denture adjusted. The mouth changes as time goes by but the denture won't. Also...Keep the inside of your denture clean and free of crud buildup. ...Read more
Why dentures work: Dentures are plastic teeth and plastic gums fitted over the patients natural bone and overlying tissues. The are accurately fitted to replace those lost teeth and supporting bone. The upper largely stays in with a water seal over the spacious hard palate. The lower by good patient muscle control. The upper and lower teeth are set up to work in tandem for swallowing, speech, ; chewing. ...Read more
Lots of variables: There are many different types of dentures available these days. Traditional dentures to those held in with implants. Expectations will be different for each type and each person. See a well qualified dentist for a complete evaluation and consult for what will work best for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Several Reasons: New dentures are made from impressions of your jaws and overlaying mucous membranes. Your mouth changes daily & from morning til night. Some mucosa supporting parts of the dentures are thinner & less tolerant of pressures. Your bite may be off. See your dentist as soon as possible and they will use a pressure indicating paste to see pressure points & they will check the bite & adjust it as needed. ...Read more
Denture tabs.: You can use denture tablets. The way we tell denture patients to keep them clean is by using a denture brush, found at many pharmacies, with dish soap. Make sure you clean them over a sink filled with water in case you drop them. Then rinse and place in a denture cup with water and a bit of mouthwash while you sleep. ...Read more
Many benefits: For those who have no other option dentures can restore a sense of wholeness, well being, esthetics, nourishment, function and normality of facial features such as correcting sunken lips and cheeks. ...Read more
Function: When you lose the function of your teeth because of loose teeth (periodontaly hopeless), and there are no alternatives to a denture that you can afford or do. Most patients after they have a denture built and fitted, can chew and enjoy there food better than eating around many loose, hurting, and non functional teeth. Also the removal of such infected teeth improves your overall health. ...Read more
Service: An "implantable denture" is not a commodity, like a can of soup. It's a service. Cost depends on your individual anatomical requirements, skill and training of the practitioner, number/placement/type of implants, region of the country, materials used in the prosthetic appliance, and so many other factors. Ask your Dentist for advice or referral to specialist (s). ...Read more
Simply: preliminary impressions, final impressions, trial set up and delivery.
It takes years of training and experience to fabricate the right denture. Patient experience, opposing dentition, ridge shape, type of teeth and cusp angulation etc etc etc. A prosthodontist is a specialist to seek an evaluation for dentures. Good luck. ...Read more
Reline / remake: If your dentures no longer fit, then you must see your dentist/prosthodontist to evaluate them. Sometimes they can be relined inside to fit the new tissue contours. Other times you need new ones. The normal life expectancy is 5 - 7 years, often with one reline during that time. After that the teeth wear, the bite shifts, the forces change and you accelerate the bone loss. All affect your function. ...Read more
Lower dentures: Lower dentures are almost worthless for most patients. They don't fit well and flop around. If you have enough bone, consider getting a few dental implants placed that your lower denture can snap into. Most people have little problem with an upper denture fitting well. Ask your dentist and see what your options are. Whatever you do, don't go to a denture mill type dental office. You will regret it ...Read more
Teeth beyond saving: If the teeth cannot be saved, due to advanced periodontal (gum) disease or advanced destruction of tooth structure (for example from caries, injury, developmental deficiencies), then all the remaining teeth may need to be extracted, and, unfortunately, that may even be necessary at 25. Of course, dentures are not the only way to replace missing teeth, and implants are very successful today. ...Read more
Depends: Different offices have different time frames. Some offices have a lab inside the office and can make them very quickly. Others may need to send them out to the labs and have them made. There are different types of dentures also. If you want them done in a certain time frame call around and see who can do them in that time frame. ...Read more
Many types: There are many types of overdenture attachements, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some attathments currently in use are locator attachments, 'o' ring attachments, era attachements, and hader clip attachments. There are many, many more, but your doctor will choose which one is best for you given your prosthetic needs. Keep smiling! ...Read more
Soft foods at first.: Learning to eat with your dentures will take some practice- you should start with soft foods cut into small pieces and chew slowly. You will always have to be careful of very hard foods and hot food and beverages. Eventually you will be able to eat most anything. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Remember, teeth are removed and dentures are immediately placed. Your gums are healing and shrinking and any pain you experience is from that. In other words your dentures are fixed in size but your gums on which they rest are changing, shrinking. Pain is due to the fact that the dentures need to be cut down as you heal. ...Read more
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