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Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Definition)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices ...Read more


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What is the bracket that dentists put on your false teeth?

What is the bracket that dentists put on your false teeth?

Molar band: A band is stronger than a bracket and molars need something strong because of the chewing forces of the back teeth. It's difficult or impossible to get brackets to adhere to false teeth (melts or porcelain).. ...Read more

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Will the dentist give me false teeth for the ones that are missing?

Will the dentist give me false teeth for the ones that are missing?

Yes: This is of course assuming you wish to replace these teeth. There are different options that may be available to you based on your condition. They may be a bridge, a removable appliance of some type, or possibly dental implants. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Would the dentist offer me temporary false teeth for free if I am on medicare?

Would the dentist offer me temporary false teeth for free if I am on medicare?

Nothing is ever free: I've seen some dentists give free temporaries, but they incorporate it into the cost of the extractions and final dentures. Talk to different dentists and see what they can do for you. Some do free or minimal fee work from time to time. ...Read more

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Should i request a new upper and lower denture from my dentist or is there a way he can fix these issues? 5 weeks ago i had all teeth removed and dentures placed. Since then, my dentist has not been able to make them fit. When i first got them, i couldn't

Should i request a new upper and lower denture from my dentist or is there a way he can fix these issues? 5 weeks ago i had all teeth removed and dentures placed. Since then, my dentist has not been able to make them fit. When i first got them, i couldn't

2nd opinion: If you are not having any luck with your dentist, then see a prosthodontist. They specialize in dentures, and may be able to help you work with what you have. The tissues shrink and we add soft material to help the fit as this changes. No need to live with it like it is. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rigid and flexible partial dentures? I'm going to need them for my upper teeth, and would like more opinions than just my dentist's about any differences or advantages to either kind. Thank you. .

What is the difference between rigid and flexible partial dentures? I'm going to need them for my upper teeth, and would like more opinions than just my dentist's  about any differences or advantages to either kind. Thank you.


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Depends on situation: Typically a rigid partial denture is comprised of a cast metal framework that supports gum colored acrylic and denture teeth .They are made by a dental laboratory from an accurate mould provided by the dentist. Flexible partial dentures are often a little bulkier (cover more gum and palate), patients like the gum clasps which are less visible than metal clasps of rigid partials. ...Read more

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Very bad tooth decay in majority of upper teeth. What will dentist want to do i think dentures im only 23 and would they work out payment plan ?

Very bad tooth decay in majority of upper teeth. What will dentist want to do i think dentures im only 23 and would they work out payment plan ?

Requires dental exam: To answer your question thoroughly, a proper dental exam would be required. If cost is an issue, find a Dental school in your area--supervised Dental students can do most of the procedures required and this would save you money. Also, most Dentists offer payment plans and will work with you. ...Read more

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How do dentist make molds without teeth for dentures/implants?

Same as with teeth: Usually we make a preliminary impression (mold) in quick setting alginate material. We then use the cast made from this to make a special customized tray just for your mouth. Then we make a final impression with a different material in the custom tray. This provides more information and is very accurate. The cast from this impression is used in the making of the dentures, with or without implants. ...Read more

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I wanted to get all my teeth removed and get dentures. My dentist said he won't pull them . Will an oral surgeon remove them for me if I go ?

Questionable: If your teeth and supporting tissues are healthy, probably not. If your teeth and supporting tissues can be made healthy with a reasonable amount of conservative dental care, probably not. ...Read more

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