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Flipper Tooth Doesn't Fit
How long are you suppose to use proxy brushes between each tooth? Do you rinse between each tooth? Is it true you don't force if it doesn't fit?
This is a question you should ask your dentist or hygienist. Treatment guidelines are dependent on your oral condition, which they are familiar with.
Your dentist or hygienist should show you where and how to use the proxy brushes, and which brushes to use. ...Read more
Is a crown lengthening something I have to have done? After having most of my tooth ground down for the the permanent crown after my temporary crown was removed, I was told that I will need a crown lengthening in order for the permanent crown to fit prope
I have had a bad tooth nerve pain for 1 month. Food gets stuck in gums daily. My dentist couldn't fit me in for an appointment. My molar now fell out and the pain has gone. What do I do now?
How good should dentures fit? My friend recently had an upper denture fitted. It's been two weeks and he still gags when wearing them plus they frequently fall down. He also still has a hole in his upper jaw from tooth extraction which allows liquid to
Well, your friend has a few problems.
Firstly, he needs to go back to the dentist to take care of the oronasal communication. This cannot stay this way and may need to be surgically repaired.
He may be gagging for a number of reasons: the back of the denture may be a bit too long, or he just needs a little time to get use to it. With the denture moving and falling he will have a very hard time being comfortable.
With the oronasal communication, there will be no way to establish suction to hold the denture in place. That needs to be addressed first, then when that has healed, the denture can be modified to be more comfortable.
Hope this info helps. ...Read more
What are your thoughts? Could wearing a retainer that doesn't quite fit my teeth move them to the wrong shape?
If crowned #14 teeth is ill fit, can it effect to teeth#13, #15? What's wrosest can it happen? What will it happen to ill fit#15? It had bothered 10 m
New or old crown?: Either way, the ill fitting crowns need replacement. Worst that can happen is the decay and bacteria can cause infections, bone loss, periodontal problems, and can spread to # 15 ; # 13 and cause the loss of those teeth, too. It will be cheaper in the long run to take care of the problem (s) now.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I put on my retainers after 3years, they didn't want to fit but I forced them to fit, they hurt, should I wait until my teeth gets used to it?
Probably okay.: Chances are, since your teeth have moved a good deal in those 3 years. At this point, the metal of the retainer will likely bend to your teeth, than the other way around. You likely won't be harming them, but you probably won't achieve the cosmetic results you want either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a clear night retainer which fits but not entirely. My teeth have moved slightly on the top. Can it fit properly if I wear it for a while?
Probably no: Retainers are designed to be worn consistently to prevent shifting of teeth. They often need to be worn daily to keep your teeth in their ideal position. If you forget & wear it a couple of days later & it still goes to place, but is tight, then your teeth can reposition within the retainer. But, if some teeth currently do not fit, then your retainer usually will not help. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to use dental floss? I find it hard to use because it slips out between my teeth, or doesn't fit between others. My teeth are not in great shape. Is there something else I can use? .
There: There are lots of different types of floss. Try different brands, types and flavors until you find one you like. Typically if your teeth are very tight then one that glides or are shred resistant would work best. If you have wider spaces you can use braided or woven floss. I recommend ones with Fluoride in them to patients that are more cavities prone. The ones with holders are okay too but more expensive and patients sometimes hurt their tender gums on the plastic edges. The important part is getting in between the teeth where your toothbrush does not fit but plenty of bacteria can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I haven't worn my clear retainer in two weeks and now half of the retainer doesn't fit. Should I still wear it with the hope of it moving my teeth back?
Yes: It is possible via an appliance called a removable partial denture. If one is appropriate for you it will have some clasping to your remaining teeth in the front and resemble a denture in the back. For this to be a success it is important to make sure your remaining teeth are healthy and strong enough to provide needed support. A dental exam should give you an idea if this is a good idea or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newly made nightguard (not the hard plastic type) seems to fit ok but a bit too snug against my top teeth. Can this shift or loosen my teeth?
Perhaps: If it was provided by a dentist I would make an appointment to have the guard adjusted. Perhaps the guard is fine and you are getting used to it. But a visit to the dentist is best. If you made this guard yourself it may be best to have it evaluated by a dentist. An ill-fitting guard may shift the teeth. I would say that loosening teeth is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wanted to get a professional opinion on my 2 upper teeth partial I got a few weeks ago. It does not fit my gum line at all and is rubbing and catching?
Return To Dentist: It may be as simple a need to have the partial adjusted. If this is your first partial, it could be that you are not seating it properly and just need some help. It could be that the partial needs to be remade. Return to your dentist and explain your concerns. Be polite and understand they want it right too but cannot help if you don't let them know! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My jaw is slanted to the right and every time I bite down my teeth do not fit. What do you think I can do without surgery to correct it?
Snap on smile veneers that are offered by some dentists (they fit over your teeth and are removable), what's your opinion of them?
Temporary: A temporary, not a permanent, solution. Designed to provide a temporary esthetic correction. Don't try biting into anything chewer than a donut. Your Dentist, or the team of Orthodontist + Restorative Dentist, can provide you with a more esthetic, functional, stable, long lasting solution. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers