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How old should you be to get dentures?

How old should you be to get dentures?

No rule: The need for dentures is related to the condition of the teeth, not the age of the patient. ...Read more

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I was wondering how old do you have to be to get dentures?

I was wondering how old do you have to be to get dentures?

Age is not the issue: It is not about how old you have to be, we make replacement teeth for people when and if they need them. Cleft palate children, young actors with lost deciduous teeth who are going for a part, and people with missing teeth who can not at this time have implants or orthodontics, can all be helped with dentures. Any one who loses teeth can be helped in this way. ...Read more

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

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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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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Why is oral health in older adults important if they can just get false teeth?

Why is oral health in older adults important if they can just get false teeth?

False Teeth: False teeth are great for those that don't have teeth, but they pale in comparrison to healthy natural teeth. Maintaining you mouth with or with out dentures is very important. All your food, liquid, speach pass through. You can still get infections of bacterial or even fungal in nature and cancer can still happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible if I have severe upper rear teeth crossbite to be able to get and wear dentures? I am 50yrs old and not sure if dentures will be ok

Yes: A cross bite can be dealt with easily with a denture. The tooth position can be customized to match you other teeth. Better yet, full treatment can correct the cross bite. Good luck! ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get crooked teeth pulled for dentures?

Crooked teeth: Why would you pull teeth for dentures if they are crooked? It's better to keep your teeth as long as you can. Dentures are like a wooden leg. They will work but will never be the same or as comfortable. Visit with a dentist and orthodontist before you decide to pull teeth. ...Read more

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I'm 24 years old and I still have all my baby teeth because there are no permanent teeth behind all of them. Can I just get dentures?

Implants better: You could get dentures however,you will suffer bone loss over time and may end up a dental cripple in 20 years due to loss of bone under the dentures You should see a Prosthodontist for full evaluation to see what options you have.Implant treatment with fixed teeth would be best long-term solution.Due to not having any permanent teeth,and your youth,there may be a way to get medical insurance help ...Read more

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My 58yr old dad wants to get all his teeth pulled. Will wait 3wks for dentures. He thinks he'll be able to eat meat. What else should I warn him of?

It's a big change!: Dentures are a replacement for no teeth...They're not a replacement for teeth. Difficult to get used to...Covers the roof of the mouth, so eating/talking is difficult at first. If any teeth are salvageable, a partial denture is easier to tolerate...If he can afford implants, a "denture" can be made to attach to them without covering the roof of his mouth... But if he's patient a denture is ok. ...Read more

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Can old dentures be sharpened?

Thanks for asking!: Denture teeth can be replaced. If , however you find it more difficult to chew, it may not be because of the denture teeth. You should have the fit of the denture checked as well. ...Read more

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