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Are there dentures you can have for a harelip?

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Bad word for cleft: "harelip" is an outdated (and bad) slang word for cleft lip, which is a congenital defect of fetal lip closure.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?

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?

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?

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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