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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)

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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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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of dentures?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of dentures?

Routine Care: Dentures are not something that should automatically be expected. If you perform good oral hygiene at home through brushing 3x a day, flossing after meals, using a good oral rinse, seeing your dentist at least every 6 months, and having all recommended dental work performed to maintain your teeth, you should be able to avoid dentures. ...Read more

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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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My insurance is requesting for systemic health condition in order for my dentures. Please tell me what is that?

My insurance is requesting for systemic health condition in order for my dentures. Please tell me what is that?

Need more specifics.: Need more specifics. Is this your dental or medical insurance? Was an accident involved? Dental insurance relies on radiographs for denture approval and most insurances cover replacements on a five or seven year basis. ...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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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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I was wondering how old do you have to be to get dentures?

I was wondering how old do you have to be to get dentures?

Age is not the issue: It is not about how old you have to be, we make replacement teeth for people when and if they need them. Cleft palate children, young actors with lost deciduous teeth who are going for a part, and people with missing teeth who can not at this time have implants or orthodontics, can all be helped with dentures. Any one who loses teeth can be helped in this way. ...Read more

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Why would someone need dentures at 25?

Why would someone need dentures at 25?

Teeth beyond saving: If the teeth cannot be saved, due to advanced periodontal (gum) disease or advanced destruction of tooth structure (for example from caries, injury, developmental deficiencies), then all the remaining teeth may need to be extracted, and, unfortunately, that may even be necessary at 25. Of course, dentures are not the only way to replace missing teeth, and implants are very successful today. ...Read more

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