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What are removable partial dentures?

What are removable partial dentures?

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 more

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What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

Valplast: Valplast dentures can cost between $700-2000/piece depending on the insurance that you have and the location of your dental office. ...Read more

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Is using valplast partial dentures for lower molars common?

Is using valplast partial dentures for lower molars common?

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 more

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Which is better: dental bridge or partial dentures?

Which is better: dental bridge or partial dentures?

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 more

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Are partial dentures comfy?

Are partial dentures comfy?

Partials: Not as comfortable as your own teeth, a fixed permanent bridge or implant supported crowns. Comfort is subjective. Some patients do better with them than others. ...Read more

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Orthodontist please, what is palate expander?

Orthodontist please, what is palate expander?

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 more

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Gum graft - what works better, alloderm vs palate tissue?

Gum graft - what works better, alloderm vs palate tissue?

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 more

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Could removable partial dentures need any dental works?

Could removable partial dentures need any dental works?

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 more

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How are nance appliances (type of orthodontic appliance) removed?

How are nance appliances (type of orthodontic appliance) removed?

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 more

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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?

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?

Professional fees: They vary from office to office, so no concrete difference can be quoted. It may cost you a bit less for the unilateral RPD. ADA code for unilateral RPD is D5281, and for a RPD with metal substructure and claps for the mandible is D5214 ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

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

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Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

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 more

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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.

Correct: Different materials. Valplast cannot be chemically added to once it is cured. It can be adjusted by removing material.. You just can't add anything back. ...Read more

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What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

Both: They are basically the same procedure. A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger. ...Read more

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What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

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 more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

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 more

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Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Possible: If you must use denture adhesive to retain your immediate denture, after surgery. Just use the adhesive on the roof of your mouth. Do not use the adhesive around the tooth socket areas. You do not want this material entering the tooth socket. ...Read more

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Would a dental retainer fix one crooked tooth?

Would a dental retainer fix one crooked tooth?

depends: If the tooth is slightly out of the arch or slightly rotated and there is enough space, the retainer will work well when properly designed. See your dentist to know if this is viable. ...Read more

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Can crowded canine teeth be fixed with a palatal expander?

Can crowded canine teeth be fixed with a palatal expander?

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 more

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Are there dentures you can have for a harelip?

Sure: See a maxillofacial prosthodontist for the best results. Specially trained just for this type of treatment. You will find one in ca, probably not far away. It is worth the trip. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the explanation of a harelip?

What is the explanation of a harelip?

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 more

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Need an explanation for what a harelip is?

Need an explanation for what a harelip is?

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

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What's the history behind the term harelip?

What's the history behind the term harelip?

Looks like a hare: The word harelip is used to describe a cleft lip is based on the similarity the appearance of a rabbit or hare. However, the term is considered offensive and is usually not used anymore. ...Read more

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I was born with a harelip. How high is the possibility that my child someday will be harelip too?

I was born with a harelip.  How high is the possibility that my child someday will be harelip too?

Cleft lip: A person who has a cleft lip without other anomalies has about a 3 - 5% risk of having a child with the same condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can someone with a cleft palate (harelip) sound when speaking?

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

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Can you tell me what someone with a cleft palate (also called a harelip) sound like?

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

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That's not a cleft lip, that's a harelip." what is the difference?

Same thing.: Hare lip is the old fashioned term for cleft lip. It is named after rabbits (hare) who all have a cleft lip. It is a term we try not to use any more because of the negative associations many people have with the term. ...Read more

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Does a cleft palate (harelip) sound cause voice changes?

Question unclear: A cleft palate is different from a cleft lip. Cleft palate will cause difficulty with many speech sounds, while an isolated cleft lip does not. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cleft lip and a harelip?

None.: "cleft lip" is the more commonly used term today, but they refer to the same condition. ...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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How effective are ComfiLytes dentures?

Not as effective: as real teeth but for those who have no other option dentures can restore a sense of self-confidence, well-being, esthetics and function. Ask your dentist about ComfiLytes dentures supported by implants. ...Read more

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Tell me if dentures be whitened?

Tell me if dentures be whitened?

Consider a new one: They now manufacture much whiter denture teeth that many of my patients are choosing for their new dentures. These teeth were not available until recently and they very closely match the whitest teeth bleaching colors. ...Read more

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When are implanted dentures an option?

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 more

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Dentures. Find a dentist.

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 more

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Are partial dentures comfy?

Partials: Not as comfortable as your own teeth, a fixed permanent bridge or implant supported crowns. Comfort is subjective. Some patients do better with them than others. ...Read more

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How can I make my own false teeth?

How can I make my own false teeth?

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 more

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Can braces be applied to dentures?

Can braces be applied to dentures?

Definitely, no: If you have dentures (false teeth) you don't need braces! Braces are used to align your natural teeth to improve function and cosmetics. ...Read more

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