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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?

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?

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?

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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Advantage and disadvantage of acrylic as a denture base material?

Advantage and disadvantage  of acrylic as a denture base material?

Very broad question.: As compared to what? Some individuals, although very uncommon, have acrylic allergies. Metal bases are stronger and thinner, but less easily adjusted if they cause any irritations or sores. Nylon bases are more flexible and cannot be added to or adjusted easily. Implant supported teeth are the best option. Discuss treatment options with your own dentist who knows you and your case best! ...Read more

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How do I fix my bottom denture which fell and broke into two pieces?

How do I fix my bottom denture which fell and broke into two pieces?

See dentist: See your dentist to have it evaluated and sent to dental laboratory for repair. Do not do it yourself. ...Read more

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What is the metal and mineral content in lucitan 199 denture material?

What is the metal and mineral content in lucitan 199 denture material?

Call dealer to ask: Dealers like the one at this link may have MDS information sheets on the products from the manufacturer. Or they might give you contact info. http://www.pattersondental.com/Supplies/ProductFamilyDetails/24431 Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I want to remove my old permanent denture and get a new one is it possible?

Yes: A prosthodontist is a specialist in fixed and removeable prosthesis(dentures). Do your research and find one in your area. The doctor will custom fabricate one for you and will give you advice on your other treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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I did see him and he wants to do avleoplasty, which I read is for denture fitting. I don't use dentures.

Alveoloplasty: I assume you posted a previous question as this one does not give sufficient information to give you a better answer. There are other reasons why an alveoplasty might be indicated. Rely on the advise of a trusted dentist rather than internet searches or advice from dentists who cannot personally examine you, and who lack x-rays of the area. ...Read more

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Can i take my immediate upper denture out before eating?? especially if i don't need them to really eat with.

Not recommended: It may take several months before you can adequately eat regular foods. It is very important that you follow the post-operative instructions of your dentist or oral surgeon very carefully. You must wear your new immediate denture at all times, after the surgery, without removing it. This will help to control the swelling and guide the healing of your gums. ...Read more

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Fixed upper fill crownbridge and lower floating denture a year ago. Been seeing white patches for the past 6 months, should I be worried?

Maybe: These white patches may be a result of pressure applied by the denture. Your best bet is to see the dentist who placed the crowns and denture to evaluate if there are any spots which need adjusting. Most of the time these white spots will resolve on their own, but sometimes they indicate something more serious occurring. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are denture cushions?

Foam Inserts: It is a quick "fix" for ill fitting dentures. A well fitting denture has intimate contact with the soft tissues and does not require any foreign material to fill in excess space. Over the long run, you will feel better and spend less having your denture relined or remade by a dentist. ...Read more

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What does denture svc stand for exactly?

We use the : Abbreviation "svc" routinely to denote service. Perhaps it pertains to some associated denture procedure like an adjustment if a reline. ...Read more

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What is the "wax try in" when getting a denture?

What is the "wax try in" when getting a denture?

A preview: This is an appointment during which you will see how the preliminary tooth arrangement looks. Because the teeth are set in wax only, changes can easily be made (often while you wait there ) based on your preferences and the latitude allowed by your mouth and jaw position. The dentist can assess the position of the teeth , the jaw position and alignment with the jaw in multiple positions. ...Read more

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