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What are the complications of having all your teeth pulled and replaced with a full upper denture?

What are the complications of having all your teeth pulled and replaced with a full upper denture?

Various: Having all of your teeth removed and replaced with a full upper denture can have many complications. These include, bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, infection, poorly fitting immediat denture, poor esthetics with immediate denture, inability to eat with the immediate denture in place, sore spots, difficulty speaking and chewing, feeling of 'fullness', as well as increased saliva. Plus others. ...Read more

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False Teeth (Definition)

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


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How do dentures work?

How do dentures work?

Why dentures work: Dentures are plastic teeth and plastic gums fitted over the patients natural bone and overlying tissues. The are accurately fitted to replace those lost teeth and supporting bone. The upper largely stays in with a water seal over the spacious hard palate. The lower by good patient muscle control. The upper and lower teeth are set up to work in tandem for swallowing, speech, ; chewing. ...Read more

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What are dentures used for?

What are dentures used for?

For? Seriously?: For chewing! smiling! speaking! most patients think that dentures are replacements for teeth. They are not! they are optional treatment for no teeth. They don't work or feel like teeth, they are merely prosthetic replacements that allow the patient to accomplish some of the things that natural teeth do. They are movable, unless fixed by implants and removable unless screw-retained into implants. ...Read more

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How expensive are dentures?

Fees Vary: Your best bet is to get a treatment estimate from a local dentist in your town. ...Read more

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What to expect for dentures?

What to expect for dentures?

Lots of variables: There are many different types of dentures available these days. Traditional dentures to those held in with implants. Expectations will be different for each type and each person. See a well qualified dentist for a complete evaluation and consult for what will work best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my new dentures hurt?

Why do my new dentures  hurt?

Several Reasons: New dentures are made from impressions of your jaws and overlaying mucous membranes. Your mouth changes daily & from morning til night. Some mucosa supporting parts of the dentures are thinner & less tolerant of pressures. Your bite may be off. See your dentist as soon as possible and they will use a pressure indicating paste to see pressure points & they will check the bite & adjust it as needed. ...Read more

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How do I keep dentures clean?

Denture tabs.: You can use denture tablets. The way we tell denture patients to keep them clean is by using a denture brush, found at many pharmacies, with dish soap. Make sure you clean them over a sink filled with water in case you drop them. Then rinse and place in a denture cup with water and a bit of mouthwash while you sleep. ...Read more

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Can old dentures be sharpened?

Can old dentures be sharpened?

Thanks for asking!: Denture teeth can be replaced. If , however you find it more difficult to chew, it may not be because of the denture teeth. You should have the fit of the denture checked as well. ...Read more

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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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How long can upper dentures last?

Depends on You: I have seen them last from a matter of years to forty or more years. Certainly it wouldn't be unusual for them to last five to ten years. ...Read more

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What metals are used in dentures?

What metals are used in dentures?

none usually: Full dentures are made of acrylic while partial dentures are made of chrome-cobalt metal and acrylic. Rarely, metal bases with acrylic over the metal are used for full dentures. ...Read more

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How do I get my dentures repaired?

How do I get my dentures repaired?

Go to dentist: If it is a minor repair the dentist can repair it in the office. Major repairs will have to be done at dental lab. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of dentures?

Many benefits: for those who have no other option dentures can restore a sense of wholeness, well being, esthetics, nourishment, function and normality of facial features such as correcting sunken lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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How do I know when I need dentures?

How do I know when I need dentures?

Function: When you lose the function of your teeth because of loose teeth (periodontaly hopeless), and there are no alternatives to a denture that you can afford or do. Most patients after they have a denture built and fitted, can chew and enjoy there food better than eating around many loose, hurting, and non functional teeth. Also the removal of such infected teeth improves your overall health. ...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?

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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How do you fix loose upper dentures?

How do you fix loose upper dentures?

Reline / remake: If your dentures no longer fit, then you must see your dentist/prosthodontist to evaluate them. Sometimes they can be relined inside to fit the new tissue contours. Other times you need new ones. The normal life expectancy is 5 - 7 years, often with one reline during that time. After that the teeth wear, the bite shifts, the forces change and you accelerate the bone loss. All affect your function. ...Read more

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Are lower dentures difficult to use?

Lower dentures: Lower dentures are almost worthless for most patients. They don't fit well and flop around. If you have enough bone, consider getting a few dental implants placed that your lower denture can snap into. Most people have little problem with an upper denture fitting well. Ask your dentist and see what your options are. Whatever you do, don't go to a denture mill type dental office.You will regret it ...Read more

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Will health insurance cover dentures?

Will health insurance cover dentures?

Dental Health Only: Some dental insurance plans cover dentures at the benefit level they allow for major services. To verify benefits call your insurance company or visit the company's website. ...Read more

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