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PARTIALS: Removable partial dentures are designed for patients that have a few missing teeth. They usually clasp onto existing teeth or sit on the missing tooth ridge. These are contrast to full dentures in which the patient is missing all of their teeth on the arch. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Valplast metal free partials are a good option for patients wanting a metal free option that is more esthetic. It can be repaired and have teeth added to it by the lab if needed.Another option is called duraflex which I have found to be easier to work with and is far more stain resistant..See link here for more info.. http://www.kellerlab.com/230/products/duraflex.ph. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dental Bridge: The bridge is cemented in place, and is made of more natural looking porcelain. The partial has hooks and wires which are needed to attach to your other teeth to keep the partial in place. Furthermore, the partial is a plaque trap and can be difficult to eat and speak with. Talk to your dentist further so you're aware of the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Exactly what it says: A palatal expander is an orthodontic appliances (usually fixed) designed to expand the upper jaw laterally (side to side). Prior to the late teen years, the mid palatal suture has not fused yet. It can be split via orthopedic forces via the palatal expander to increase overall arch space to accomodate crowded teeth or coordinate a narrow upper arch to a normal lower arch. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Both: Both grafts are highly successful. There really is not a "better" one. I do these grafts all week long, and they are appropriate for different tissue types and areas, as well as different patients. Depending on the size, and location of the recipient site, one may be indicated where the other is not. Consult your periodontist and they can advise you which is better for a particular situation! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For teeth or denture: The teeth that the partial hangs clasp to need to be in good shape to withstand the force of chewing and the partial clasping onto it. So if any dental work needs to be done on these "abutment" teeth, then the partial may have to be adjusted, changed or actually remade. The partial, over time, may need to have the clasps tightened or adjusted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same way: Same way 2 porcupines make love, very carefully. Thanks for playing straight man for me. Nance appliances anchored onto molars by metal bands. A special plier, called a Band Removing Plier, will easily pop the bands off the teeth in just seconds. Please see Dentist or Orthodontist who plac d the appliance to assure that it's removal is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I hear that a valplast non-metal removable 2 unit nesbit cannot be relined or adjusted? But, people with full dentures can have theirs relined.
Adjunct: A headgear is an adjunct to orthodontic treatment used to modify skeletal growth and/or to affect tooth position. Headgear can be used in addition to any fixed appliance (braces) system. Don't get hung up on gadgets. Focus on finding the best qualified orthodontic specialist in your area to treat your family. Let him pick the best appliance for the individual's needs. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?
Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That Depends: Palatal expanders are used when the upper jaw is small compared to the lower jaw. By encouraging growth of the upper jaw they can correct this discrepancy and create more room for the canines. If the two jaws already match in size but the canines are still crowded, then no, a palatal expander will not help. Your orthodontist should be able to guide you further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bad word for cleft: "harelip" is an outdated (and bad) slang word for cleft lip, which is a congenital defect of fetal lip closure. It has a genetic basis and occurs in about 1 in 800 births. Excellent surgical repairs are possible shortly after birth and the child can lead a normal life. Two movie stars with cleft lips are stacy keach and joaquin phoenix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old term.: "hair lip" refers to what most people now call "cleft lip." cleft lip is a congenital disorder in which the developing fetus's nasal prominences (nose and central upper lip), which normally come down during to join the maxillary prominences (cheeks and lateral upper lips) don't join properly. This can happen on one or both sides. Can be associated with cleft palate. Tx is surgery + therapy. ...Read more
I was born with a harelip. How high is the possibility that my child someday will be harelip too?
Hypernasal: People with cleft palates have a communication between their mouth and nose, allowing air ; voicing to escape when speaking, hence the hypernasal sounds and voice. Food and liquids can also escape into the nose which can be an embarrassment when eating or drinking. A "harelip" is a cleft lip, not a cleft palate although both can exist together. ...Read more
Nasal speech: Typically cleft palate is surgically corrected as a child, and there would be a team of medical professionals that participate- speech pathologists, social work, orthodontics, etc. If this is not corrected (and even sometimes when it is) the defects leaves abnormal communication between the oral and nasal cavities which results in hypernasal speech esp. W/ hard consonants (ie say cup cake). ...Read more
Implants: Tooth implants are an option for any lost tooth. The large advantage over dentures is that implants are actually implanted into the bone. This stimulates the bone to stay strong. Plain dentures, over time, cause the bone to start to be resorbed since it is not being stimulated directly they way teeth and implants do. You can also get this resorption with periodontitis. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Your question?: I'm guessing that you think or want dentures. The best way to proceed is to find a dentist who comes highly recommended by family, friends, neighbors or other health care professionals. Then schedule an appointment so you can be fully evaluated and given your treatment options. Don't settle for dentures if you can avoid them. It seems like a quick & easy fix but isn't ! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Go to dental school: See a dentist. Otherwise, you will be putting yourself at risk in more ways than one. Would you also do your own heart surgery or build your own car, house, furniture, and kitchen appliances? If the answer is yes, then figuring out a way to build your own dentures should be a breeze. Just buy the teeth or make them, then buy acrylic ! nice and cheap! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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