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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My insurance is requesting for systemic health condition in order for my dentures. Please tell me what is that?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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