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Flipper Tooth Doesnt Fit
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes but: The tooth may or may not tighten depending upon what caused the looseness in the 1st place. If the looseness is from trauma then it should tighten and the retainer should be removed after a short period of time. If the looseness is from gum disease then there will be no change in the tightness. Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can TMJ be fixed through perfect teeth? I feel TMJ erupted after when dentist grinded a chipped tooth, put bonding on it and leveled 4 teeth total
No: Many patients with "perfect" teeth have TMJ. TMJ can be precipitated by dental work in predisposed patients. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?
See dentist: Go back to the dentist - with your hawley -- and have the filling adjusted so the hawley fits. Simple as that ! good luck. ...Read more
Shrinking gums: Generally without teeth to help maintain the surround bone, it shrinks or resorbs over time. Ill fitting dentures especially accelerate bone resorbtion. If you wear dentures, make sure they are well fitted ; have them examined every 6 months ; relined as necessary. If you are missing teeth, consider replacing them with dental implants. Think of long term ; not sure term consequences. Get consult! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated: Immediately after braces removal, teeth can have a tendency to shift"back". Proper retainer wear in the first year will prevent this. As time goes on. Aging changes begin to creep in and teeth can shift as we see other parts of our bodies "shift". Think of your retainer as anti-wrinkle cream for your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontist just told me that my upper side teeth need extraction. So, my canine (eye) tooth remains but all others pulled. Removable denture option?
They should ....: Retainers are designed to hold teeth in place. Any pressure will move teeth and any looseness will allow movement, thus a well made retainer should be passive. If you have a loose or tight retainer, see your dentist or orthodontist to evaluate it. There is a real danger in trying to wear a "tweaked" retainer. A distorted retainer can lead to an expensive re treatment of the whole case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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?
Generally Not: A "retainer" is designed to hold your teeth in their current position, so that they don't move in the future. This is especially helpful for people who have had their teeth straightened, as those teeth tend to drift back to their original positions over time. However, some special retainers can produce very small movements in teeth which are slightly misaligned. Your dentist can advise you best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wear a retainer for awaiting tooth implant.Can the retainer make your teeth spread wider than they were?
I hear that a valplast non-metal removable 2 unit nesbit cannot be relined or adjusted? But, people with full dentures can have theirs relined.
Jaw is just really sore. Teeth feel trapped into changing occlusion. Are my teeth moving around? Had light tooth bonding and polishing front teeth set
Bite effects jaws: If jaw soreness occurred after the bonding procedure, than a slight excess of material on the back of the upper front teeth or top of the lower front teeth can cause a premature contact that can alter the muscle pattern of lower jaw closure, and create the symptoms you describe. Ask your dentist to re-evaluate the occlusal contacts of your front teeth for heavy contacts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dds: do you make a removable partial denture for #2 when it is the last tooth? Big buccal side defect so:no implant. Wisdom tooth removed 25 yrs ago.
Depends: Possible, but most people will not wear one for 1 tooth that far back. You can try - I have patients who wear them with just 2 teeth on them. If you will wear it, then get one. It will be good for lower opposing tooth and help support your face. See a prosthodontist and ask for minimal metal framework. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers