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Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Overview)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices that replace missing teeth.


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Can you tell me what year false teeth were invented and were the first ones made of wood?

Can you tell me what year false teeth were invented and were the first ones made of wood?

False teeth: Dr wison popenoe found a mandible in honduras while on an archeological dig in 1931. The mandible was dated to ad 600. The mandible had three pieces of shell in place of the mandibular central incisors. Peabody museum of archaeology and ethnology, harvard university, cambridge, massachusetts. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
445 doctors shared insights

False Teeth (Overview)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices that replace missing teeth.


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Is there any false teeth you can slip over your teeth?

Is there any false teeth you can slip over your teeth?

Snap on Smile: "Snap on Smile" is almost like theatrical teeth that slide over your existing teeth and can literally transform your smile. It is a quick way to go, but one must remember that it is temporary and not practical for eating! There are several different brands, but the final results are all nearly the same, see your dentist for a permanent makeover! ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
Once
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Can you tell me how I could whiten my false teeth?

Visit your dentist: for the professional cleaning and polishing. If it is a removable denture, your dentist can clean it in ultrasonic solution first and then polish the surface with a low speed motor. Do not try to do it yourself, you can ruin the false teeth. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any safe mouth guards for false teeth?

Are there any safe mouth guards for false teeth?

Unsure of question: You can have a mouthguard made to fit over your false teeth for sports if needed. At night you should have your teeth out of the mouth in order to let the tissues rest and recover from the days pressure on them. Differs slightly in design if complete or partial "false teeth" (denture). ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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What causes gum pain in someone with false teeth?

What causes gum pain in someone with false teeth?

Ill-fitting denture: Usually gum pain in false teeth (dentures) is caused by a poorly fitting denture. It could require just an adjustment or it could require a reline or even a remake. It should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?

Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures.  Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?

See dentist: Three years...A very long time. Curious when the lump showed up. I would see a dentist asap...Could be a root tip, infection, cyst. ...Read more

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If you have missing teeth, is it possible to get permanent false teeth to replace the old ones?

Yes: What you are describing are dental implants. A dental implant is essentially an anchor in bone that can support a wide range of prosthesis. The number of implants needed will depend on the number of teeth to be replaced, type of prosthesis (single tooth or a full denture), and bone available. See a dentist with experience in dental implants to get an evaluation and options with or without implants. ...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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