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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A word of advice: I have found over the years that when patients try to adjust or fix their own partial or full dentures, not only does it not hold, but they often get themselves in more trouble and are sorry they every tried! what often is a simple fix, becomes a more complicated and more costly repair to those adventurous patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers