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Dentures Vs False Teeth
Confused: A retainer is an appliance (fixed or removal) that retains or holds teeth in position so that they do not move following orthodontic treatment. "false teeth" is a term used to refer to any number of removal or fixed prostheses to replace missing teeth (such as partial or full dentures). What is better? Your own natural teeth. Do whatever you can to save them and keep them healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Compare valplast flexible vs. Metal single tooth denture for chewing & hot/cold drinks? Do they have different affects?
Hands down!: Replacing a single tooth with a flexible removable is silly, unless you really can't afford anything else and it is a front tooth that shows, or used for a short temporary replacement. A single implant supported crown is the best way to go, hands down! an implant crown will look and feel like your own tooth and last decades or a lifetime. A flexible partial will collect food, be annoying, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?
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
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
Please tell me more about the benefits of a titanium removable partial denture vs. a so-named standard metal denture appliance?
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 much porcelain/ceramic crown for tooth 7 and 8 usually cost? Which one is better metal/ceramic or porcelain/ceramic crown?
Better?: Better is a subjective term. Better in what way? Each has pros and cons. If a any type of crown was universally better, it would be the only one used. Gold crowns cannot break and are softer and kinder to the opposing teeth. Zirconia crowns are strong but are more esthetic. This is a subject best discussed with your dentist who is most familiar with your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Per appliance: I think you are asking about whether full dentures and/or partial dentures are priced by them selves as a single prosthetic appliance or by the tooth. Most dentist charge per appliance and it should also be noted that there are different types for each and each with a different fee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
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
Probably not: The cosmetic tooth is made of a different substance than your regular teeth.. I doubt it would whiten with a tooth whitening product. However, most whitening is gradual... At the point you notice a difference.. You can stop the process. And given time, your teeth will stain again. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
My mother is 55. She needs partal denture for 3 teeth. What would. Be better? Removable or fixed denture? For upper corner teeth..
Depends on clinic: Depends on the clinic. There are affordable denture clinics that will do them for less than $300 per arch. But you get what you pay for. For a good quality set of dentures or a partial at my clinic, i charge $1040 per arch. When you buy a denture, you are not only paying for the denture but the followup and adjustment and ongoing treatment to make sure it fits properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'll trust the dentist but what are the pros and cons of using a final crown cemented vs. a screw retained implant crown?
Both good to a degre: Latest research shows u are better off with screw retained implant crown over cemented. If there is loosening of the crown it's easy to get to and tighten . Also cement can get under the gum and cause problems to the implant and bone . if the cemented crown gets loose u need to drill a hole thru the crown to expose the screw to tighten it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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