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I had all my upper teeth pulled 10 days ago. Should I wear my denture all day and all night or should I take them out when I sleep?

I had all my upper teeth pulled 10 days ago. Should I wear my denture all day and all night or should I take them out when I sleep?

Full dentures: In general, removable dentures should be taken out at night in order for your gums to "breathe". Having said that, this is a question you should discuss with the dentist actually treating you as it is his\her responsibility for your aftercare and well-being and not for a dentist over the internet to advise you what you should or should not do. ...Read more

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I had my upper teeth extracted 7 days ago... today day 7 I noticed I little blood on my denture. ...is it normal to have bleeding on 7th day?

I had my upper teeth extracted 7 days ago... today day 7 I noticed I little blood on my denture. ...is it normal to have bleeding on 7th day?

Possible: You had a lot of extractions in the same time, with the denture pushing on the surgical area, the pressure or the edges of the denture could be cutting or hitting hard into the gums and causing the bleeding. Your dentist will check it out and if needed adjust your denture. ...Read more

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I got 3 front teeth extracted 3 days ago and was given a denture. Two teeth on front look like there sticking out will my dentist be able to fix it?.

I got 3 front teeth extracted 3 days ago and was given a denture. Two teeth on front look like there sticking out will my dentist be able to fix it?.

Immediate denture: It sounds like you were given what we call an immediate denture. This is often replaced with another denture where the teeth are set in wax in a position that the patient and the dentist are happy with prior to having it finalized and finished in hard acrylic. The teeth can also often be replaced in the office the same day or better yet in a laboratory where you may be without it for a short time. ...Read more

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I just got 3 top front teeth extracted 3 days ago. The dentist put stitches. Can I eat soft food and drink water without the denture?.

I just got 3 top front teeth extracted 3 days ago.  The dentist put stitches.  Can I eat soft food and drink water without the denture?.

It depends: Depending on the location and details of your surgery, you will have certain limitations. Either way you will need to stick with softer foods and limit what (and how) you eat to a certain extent. Follow-up with your provider on the details to ensure you are okay. ...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?

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

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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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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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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What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture Adhesives: There are so many available and a very thin layer between the denture and the gingiva will help stabilize the prosthesis. Ill fitting dentures will never be comfortable or stable no matter how much adhesive you place. See your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use fittydent for lower jaws for my denture?

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

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a partial over denture?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a partial over denture?

Dentures: A "partial" is the short term for a partial denture which replaces one or more teeth. A "full denture" replaces all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower). A denture can be a partial or full denture. Most people think of a full denture when they hear the term denture. ...Read more

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What can u used to stop soar on your gum that cause by denture?

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

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What is border molding in regard to a complete denture procedure?

Wax: Wax is softened and placed on the periphery of the custom impression tray. The wax closely approximates the position of the soft tissues in the mucobuccal folds. In this way a more accurate and non-overextended impression can be taken. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after getting a full upper denture done?

Next day?: If you are talking about having the upper teeth pulled and then a plate put in immediately, your more that likely can go back to work the next day. It will depend on your pain, medications taking, and the type of work your have to do. You should discuss the thoroughly with your dentist or oral surgeon prior to your procedure. "Don't bite off more than your can chew". ...Read more

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I just had a reline done on my denture I hate it can it be removed?

Reline: What is it you hate about your reline? Was the denture placed immediately after extractions? Is it a new denture replacing an old one? Is it an old denture being relined in lieu of fabricating a new denture? Is it a hard acrylic reline or a soft reline? To answer your question, yes it can be removed, but to be able to achieve comfort my questions need to be answered as well. ...Read more

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I accidentally ingested some of my denture cleanser. Is itdangerous?

I accidentally ingested some of my denture cleanser. Is itdangerous?

Check the label: Depending on how much of the cleanser you actually ingested, it may not pose any real emergency. I'd call the manufacturer of the product you used and get the specifics on the ingredient list or call the poison control center asap if you're having any signs or symptoms from throwing up, pain, rash, etc. If you're having severe problems, go immediately to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture adhesives: The two I recommend the most are fixodent and poligrip. Different patients differ on what they like the best. Rather than relying on denture adhesives for better stability and holding power, see a dentist to determine other possibilities first, such as a new denture, relining your existing denture, or implant supported attachments. Consider a non-removal implant prosthesis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

No: The intense heat in some dishwashers can affect the prosthesis integrity. Best to just brush and or place in enzymatic bath. ...Read more

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I had an immediate denture today should I take it out tonight to clean it?

I had an immediate denture today should I take it out tonight to clean it?

No: You should have an appointment to go back in to see them tomorrow to have it removed and cleaned. Removing it may make it difficult to replace. It helps keep the swelling down. So if you were to take it out tonight, put it back in right away. It is going to hurt to do it though. ...Read more

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What can one expect when having multiple extractions followed by denture placement?

Pain, bulky feeling: Immediate dentures are a good way to try to maintain some esthetics when teeth need to be removed. However, it can be difficult and uncomfortable for the patient. They will begin to get loose as you heal and then after about 6 months you will need a reline to make them fit better or even a new denture. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before going back to work for getting full upper denture?

It varies: There are many factors to consider after teeth are removed and a full denture is placed.

A simple replacement denture would require no extra time other than getting used to it but multiple extractions would require more recovery time.

The number of teeth removed, how difficult the extracts were and you age and medical condition all are post of the equation. ...Read more

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Can others tell II have dentures when kissing me I have dull upper denture and wonder i'f my new boyfriend can tell when we e kisaing?

Unknown: I've had married patients and the husband did not know the wife had dentures. She told me not to tell him! (I wouldn't anyway due to privacy issues). It is up to you to let anyone else know your personal business. If he's that close to you, you're either kissing him or biting him, so It really doesn't matter... ...Read more

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I just got my immideate denture about 3 weeks ago and I have noticed that the gum part of them are getting really thin is that normal?

Denture Acrylic: The denture is exactly the same as the day it was inserted, unless of course, your dentist is grinding away the acrylic to make it fit more comfortably. If that is the case, ask your dentist... can't possibly tell how your denture was made, sight unseen. ...Read more

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A removable denture with 3 pontics may be in my future. What manufacturers put out a titanium based denture? Am interested in the lightweight aspect.

Manufacturer?: These are typically custom-made in a dental lab. Larger labs have more material options available but in the US at least, they don't interface directly with the end-user patient. Ask your dentist what material options are available from their preferred lab and see if titanium is an option for you. ...Read more

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Can I put braces even I have denture?

Can I put braces even I have denture?

Depends: If you have natural teeth that are not periodontally compromised (severe gum recession & bone loss) then those teeth may be orthodontically moved, if treatment appropriate.
Though, full dentures themselves cannot have braces. If you have full dentures restoring the upper and lower than braces are not for you.
See you dentist for evaluation. ...Read more