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Brace has broken (bracket coming loose) many suggested denture glue and I have tried it but it doesn't work, what to do?
Orthodontist: Check with your orthodontist as to identify the cause of broken bracket. Many times it is the malocclusion from the opposing teeth causing the loose bracket. Selective grinding, occlusal adjustment, and bracket relocation should solve the problem. ...Read more
I had full top extraction 4 wks ago and was fitted with a temp denture. Swelling is going down, and it is poor fitting. What can I do? Glue don't help.
Poor Fit: When a temporary denture is made, it is made by a lab that is "guessing" how you will heal following the extractions. I recommend that you have the DDS reline your denture with a material that will provide a fit according to your healing. I usually provide this a week or two following the extractions. ...Read more
Definitely not: Self repair generally make it more difficult and more expensive to properly repair the broken tooth. It is a lot like the guy who does his own electrical work. When it goes bad, it goes really bad. Do yourself a big favor and have it professionally repaired, the proper materials are just not available to the public. ...Read more
What are some of the least expensive options for someone whose dentures won't stay in while eating even though they fit and are "glued" in?
See your dentist: Dentures not only have to fit but function harmoniously. If one area is hitting first, it causes the dentures to become unstable. Other causes include grinding of teeth or other oral habits. The least expensive way is to have your dentist check the bite. There are other options including relining of your dentures, new dentures, and implant retained dentures. ...Read more
Never: Consider the all-on-4 technique where 4 dental implants are placed into your jaw and then a special denture is modified to directly screw into the implants (by the dentist, not you) and you never remove them and can eat much more efficiently as the denture no longer rests on your gums. The dds will remove to clean on a periodic basis, you must keep it clean by brushing & waterpik device. ...Read more
I recently got dentures. Still getting use to them. They don't want to stay when I eat and drink a lot of fluids. I "glue" them in. What can I do?
Talk to dentist: It can take time to adapt to dentures, especially full dentures. Upper dentures usually stay in better than lower due to more bone, tissue surface, but if you continually have problems, get back to your dentist and list your issues. You might need a reline of the dentures- resurfacing of the insides to adapt better. Some dentures just don't want to hold that well without adhesive. ...Read more
Not really: Cyanoacrylate containers say avoid contact with skin. Not supposed to be used in the mouth. If you repair it with this, it also messes up the laboratory when you do bring it in for proper repair. ...Read more
NO: See your dentist for adjustment. Adhesive is not good to use for anything. If retainers do not fit, you certainly do not want to hold them in the wrong place. Good Luck. ...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. A prosthodontist is a specialist to seek an evaluation for dentures. Good luck. ...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
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
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
Custom made: Every individual's mouth is different, and each denture must be custom-made with modern dental materials and techniques. ...Read more
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
Gum resorption: Gum resorption occurs through the natural process of aging, or after natural teeth have been extracted. ...Read more
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
See dentist: See your dentist to have it evaluated and sent to dental laboratory for repair. Do not do it yourself. ...Read more
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.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
In some situations: Denture adhesive--such as fixodent or poligrip--is not a substitute for poorly fitting dentures. It can safely be used--into help retain a well fitting lower denture. These days, dental implants are the very best way to help hold in that wobbly lower denture. If cost is an issue, check out a dental school where the cost can be greatly reduced! A routine procedure that can improve your life! ...Read more