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How long does denture pain last?

How long does denture pain last?

Till an adjustment: If the pain is from the denture rubbing on the gums or from an uneven bite, adjustments will ease the discomfort right away. ...Read more

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False Teeth (Definition)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices ...Read more


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How much is an implantable denture?

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

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How can the denture procedure work?

How can  the denture procedure work?

Not easily: 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

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What are some over denture attachments?

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

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Does having a intermediate denture hurt?

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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Can upper pallet on a full denture be cut off?

It can: But the denture will not fit right, and it will have no suction to hold it in place. You will need to constantly use denture adhesive. Many patients function this way. An alternative is to place dental implants which will hold the denture in place. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a reline on a denture can be removed?

Yes: If it is a soft reline you may be able to peel or scrape it off. I would not recommend doint this. A hard reline can be removed by the dentist. See your prosthodontist for an evaluation. They are the experts. ...Read more

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What are the differences in denture design and materials?

Custom made: Every individual's mouth is different, and each denture must be custom made with modern dental materials and techniques. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How come a lot of older americans have more denture problems?

Gum resorption: Gum resorption occurs through the natural process of aging, or after natural teeth have been extracted. ...Read more

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