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How long does denture pain last?

How long does denture pain last?

Till an adjustment: If the pain is from the denture rubbing on the gums or from an uneven bite, adjustments will ease the discomfort right away. ...Read more

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False Teeth (Definition)

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How much is an implantable denture?

How much is an implantable denture?

Service: An "implantable denture" is not a commodity, like a can of soup. It's a service. Cost depends on your individual anatomical requirements, skill and training of the practitioner, number/placement/type of implants, region of the country, materials used in the prosthetic appliance, and so many other factors. Ask your Dentist for advice or referral to specialist (s). ...Read more

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How can the denture procedure work?

How can the denture procedure work?

Not easily: Simply: preliminary impressions, final impressions, trial set up and delivery.
It takes years of training and experience to fabricate the right denture. Patient experience, opposing dentition, ridge shape, type of teeth and cusp angulation etc etc etc. A prosthodontist is a specialist to seek an evaluation for dentures. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some over denture attachments?

What are some over denture attachments?

Many types: There are many types of overdenture attachements, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some attathments currently in use are locator attachments, 'o' ring attachments, era attachements, and hader clip attachments. There are many, many more, but your doctor will choose which one is best for you given your prosthetic needs. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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Does having a intermediate denture hurt?

Not necessarily: Remember, teeth are removed and dentures are immediately placed. Your gums are healing and shrinking and any pain you experience is from that. In other words your dentures are fixed in size but your gums on which they rest are changing, shrinking. Pain is due to the fact that the dentures need to be cut down as you heal. ...Read more

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Can upper pallet on a full denture be cut off?

It can: But the denture will not fit right, and it will have no suction to hold it in place. You will need to constantly use denture adhesive. Many patients function this way. An alternative is to place dental implants which will hold the denture in place. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a reline on a denture can be removed?

Is it possible that a reline on a denture can be removed?

Yes: If it is a soft reline you may be able to peel or scrape it off. I would not recommend doint this. A hard reline can be removed by the dentist. See your prosthodontist for an evaluation. They are the experts. ...Read more

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What are the differences in denture design and materials?

Custom made: Every individual's mouth is different, and each denture must be custom made with modern dental materials and techniques. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the best kinds or brands for denture grips?

Please define: I think you mean denture adhesives?
If so, there are a number of different types and it comes down to a very individual thing which you prefer. Some patients like paste (fixodent, poligrip-these seem to be the most comfortable), some like powder (wernet's) and some like the strips (poligrip). There is also sea bond, which are pads that become sticky when wet.
Hope this help. ...Read more

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How come a lot of older americans have more denture problems?

Gum resorption: Gum resorption occurs through the natural process of aging, or after natural teeth have been extracted. ...Read more

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Advantage and disadvantage of acrylic as a denture base material?

Advantage and disadvantage of acrylic as a denture base material?

Very broad question.: As compared to what? Some individuals, although very uncommon, have acrylic allergies. Metal bases are stronger and thinner, but less easily adjusted if they cause any irritations or sores. Nylon bases are more flexible and cannot be added to or adjusted easily. Implant supported teeth are the best option. Discuss treatment options with your own dentist who knows you and your case best! ...Read more

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How do I fix my bottom denture which fell and broke into two pieces?

How do I fix my bottom denture which fell and broke into two pieces?

See dentist: See your dentist to have it evaluated and sent to dental laboratory for repair. Do not do it yourself. ...Read more

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What is the metal and mineral content in lucitan 199 denture material?

What is the metal and mineral content in lucitan 199 denture material?

Call dealer to ask: Dealers like the one at this link may have MDS information sheets on the products from the manufacturer. Or they might give you contact info.

http://www. Pattersondental. Com/Supplies/ProductFamilyDetails/24431

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I want to remove my old permanent denture and get a new one is it possible?

Yes: A prosthodontist is a specialist in fixed and removeable prosthesis (dentures). Do your research and find one in your area. The doctor will custom fabricate one for you and will give you advice on your other treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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I did see him and he wants to do avleoplasty, which I read is for denture fitting. I don't use dentures.

Alveoloplasty: I assume you posted a previous question as this one does not give sufficient information to give you a better answer. There are other reasons why an alveoplasty might be indicated. Rely on the advise of a trusted dentist rather than internet searches or advice from dentists who cannot personally examine you, and who lack x-rays of the area. ...Read more

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Can I take my immediate upper denture out before eating?? especially if I don't need them to really eat with.

Not recommended: It may take several months before you can adequately eat regular foods. It is very important that you follow the post-operative instructions of your dentist or oral surgeon very carefully. You must wear your new immediate denture at all times, after the surgery, without removing it. This will help to control the swelling and guide the healing of your gums. ...Read more

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Fixed upper fill crownbridge and lower floating denture a year ago. Been seeing white patches for the past 6 months, should I be worried?

Maybe: These white patches may be a result of pressure applied by the denture. Your best bet is to see the dentist who placed the crowns and denture to evaluate if there are any spots which need adjusting. Most of the time these white spots will resolve on their own, but sometimes they indicate something more serious occurring. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are denture cushions?

Foam Inserts: It is a quick "fix" for ill fitting dentures. A well fitting denture has intimate contact with the soft tissues and does not require any foreign material to fill in excess space. Over the long run, you will feel better and spend less having your denture relined or remade by a dentist. ...Read more

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What does denture svc stand for exactly?

We use the: Abbreviation "svc" routinely to denote service. Perhaps it pertains to some associated denture procedure like an adjustment if a reline. ...Read more

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What is the "wax try in" when getting a denture?

What is the "wax try in" when getting a denture?

A preview: This is an appointment during which you will see how the preliminary tooth arrangement looks. Because the teeth are set in wax only, changes can easily be made (often while you wait there) based on your preferences and the latitude allowed by your mouth and jaw position. The dentist can assess the position of the teeth, the jaw position and alignment with the jaw in multiple positions. ...Read more

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What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture Adhesives: There are so many available and a very thin layer between the denture and the gingiva will help stabilize the prosthesis. Ill fitting dentures will never be comfortable or stable no matter how much adhesive you place. See your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use fittydent for lower jaws for my denture?

In some situations: Denture adhesive--such as fixodent or poligrip--is not a substitute for poorly fitting dentures. It can safely be used--into help retain a well fitting lower denture. These days, dental implants are the very best way to help hold in that wobbly lower denture. If cost is an issue, check out a dental school where the cost can be greatly reduced! A routine procedure that can improve your life! ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a partial over denture?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a partial over denture?

Dentures: A "partial" is the short term for a partial denture which replaces one or more teeth. A "full denture" replaces all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower). A denture can be a partial or full denture. Most people think of a full denture when they hear the term denture. ...Read more

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What can u used to stop soar on your gum that cause by denture?

Oral anesthetic: If you are getting sore from you denture you could ease the pain bu getting an otc oral anesthetic gel. If need be you might need to see a dentist and get your denture adjusted. The mouth changes as time goes by but the denture won't. Also...Keep the inside of your denture clean and free of crud buildup. ...Read more

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What is border molding in regards to a complete denture procedure?

Wax: Wax is softened and placed on the periphery of the custom impression tray. The wax closely approximates the position of the soft tissues in the mucobuccal folds. In this way a more accurate and non-overextended impression can be taken. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after getting a full upper denture done?

Next day?: If you are talking about having the upper teeth pulled and then a plate put in immediately, your more that likely can go back to work the next day. It will depend on your pain, medications taking, and the type of work your have to do. You should discuss the thoroughly with your dentist or oral surgeon prior to your procedure. "don't bite off more than your can chew". ...Read more

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I just had a reline done on my denture I hate it can it be removed?

Reline: What is it you hate about your reline? Was the denture placed immediately after extractions? Is it a new denture replacing an old one? Is it an old denture being relined in lieu of fabricating a new denture? Is it a hard acrylic reline or a soft reline? To answer your question, yes it can be removed, but to be able to achieve comfort my questions need to be answered as well. ...Read more

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I accidentally ingested some of my denture cleanser. Is itdangerous?

I accidentally ingested some of my denture cleanser. Is itdangerous?

Check the label: Depending on how much of the cleanser you actually ingested, it may not pose any real emergency. I'd call the manufacturer of the product you used and get the specifics on the ingredient list or call the poison control center asap if you're having any signs or symptoms from throwing up, pain, rash, etc. If you're having severe problems, go immediately to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture adhesives: The two I recommend the most are fixodent and poligrip. Different patients differ on what they like the best. Rather than relying on denture adhesives for better stability and holding power, see a dentist to determine other possibilities first, such as a new denture, relining your existing denture, or implant supported attachments. Consider a non-removal implant prosthesis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

No: The intense heat in some dishwashers can affect the prosthesis integrity. Best to just brush and or place in enzymatic bath. ...Read more

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I had an immediate denture today should I take it out tonight to clean it?

I had an immediate denture today should I take it out tonight to clean it?

No: You should have an appointment to go back in to see them tomorrow to have it removed and cleaned. Removing it may make it difficult to replace. It helps keep the swelling down. So if you were to take it out tonight, put it back in right away. It is going to hurt to do it though. ...Read more

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What can one expect when having multiple extractions followed by denture placement?

Pain, bulky feeling: Immediate dentures are a good way to try to maintain some esthetics when teeth need to be removed. However it can be difficult and uncomfortable for the patient. They will begin to get loose as you heal and then after about 6 months you will need a reline to make them fit better or even a new denture. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before going back to work for getting full upper denture?

It varies: There are many factors to consider after teeth are removed and a full denture is placed.

A simple replacement denture would require no extra time other than getting used to it but multiple extractions would require more recovery time.

The number of teeth removed, how difficult the extracts were and you age and medical condition all are post of the equation. ...Read more

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Can others tell II have dentures when kissing me I have dull upper denture and wonder i'f my new boyfriend can tell when we e kisaing?

Unknown: I've had married patients and the husband did not know the wife had dentures. She told me not to tell him! (I wouldn't anyway due to privacy issues). It is up to you to let anyone else know your personal business. If he's that close to you, you're either kissing him or biting him, so It really doesn't matter... ...Read more

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I just got my immideate denture about 3 weeks ago and I have noticed that the gum part of them are getting really thin is that normal?

Denture Acrylic: The denture is exactly the same as the day it was inserted, unless of course, your dentist is grinding away the acrylic to make it fit more comfortably. If that is the case, ask your dentist... can't possibly tell how your denture was made, sight unseen. ...Read more

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A removable denture with 3 pontics may be in my future. What manufacturers put out a titanium based denture? Am interested in the light weight aspect.

Manufacturer?: These are typically custom made in a dental lab. Larger labs have more material options available but in the US at least, they don't interface directly with the end-user patient. Ask your dentist what material options are available from their preferred lab and see if titanium is an option for you. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the bast denture adhesive cream?

Depends: If the prosthesis is well fitting and designed properly, any cream or powder should suffice. Experiment to see if a cream works better or if a powder is enough to increase retention. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why would denture teeth discolor?

Staining: Denture teeth are usually made of acrylic, which is slightly porous. The acrylic will absorb stains from the foods you eat or from smoking. ...Read more

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What amount for a partial denture?

Ask ur dentist...: Fees vary so much from office to office... any answer given to you over the internet is meaningless. You might need more treatment than just the partial... you need a full treatment plan to get a realistic quote for your care. ...Read more