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I Want Straight Teeth But Cant Afford Veneers Can I Get Military To Cover Dentures
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Crown/bridge/denture: If the tooth is still savagible, you need a crown. If the tooth is not savagible or you are talking about a missing teeth. Implant supported crown, bridge and partial dentures are your options. First 2 are fixed which means it will stay in your mouth all the time. Partial denture is removable which means it can be put in and taken out. ...Read more
Do you know are straight, and I already have big teeth. Do porcelain veneers make your teeth look bigger?
Sometimes when neede: Porcelain veneers are sometimes designed to be larger to fill in spaces between adjacent teeth. If you have large teeth already, porcelain veneers can be made to be the same size. Sometimes, one or two teeth can be made slightly smaller, but some adjacent teeth might be slightly larger. Talk you your dentist about this. ...Read more
Root canal half done, have a temp filling. Cant afford 2nd visit. Can I extract tooth if root canal incomplete? Can I get denture for bottom front tooth?
Do I need to fix my overbite? I'm an adult who never had braces, has straight teeth and an overbite. My overbite isn't huge I don't think, but my upper teeth do cover my lower teeth when my mouth is closed. I've read that overbites can cause problems late
Some is normal!: Some amount of overbite is normal. Your upper teeth are supposed to cover part of your lower teeth. Normal overbite can range from about 20%-75% depending on how the rest of the bite is set up. If you do not grind your teeth or have jaw joint (TMJ) pain, then most likely your amount of overbite is fine for you. Ask your dentist what they think at your next visit, but I wouldn't be overly concerned. ...Read more
Yes: The traditional braces with the bands, brackets and wires are a good, well-controlled technique. However, some newer treatment styles like invisalign may also be used. These plastic forms direct the teeth to position and are replaced every two to three weeks until the teeth are aligned. Your dentist can give several options. This is just one. ...Read more
Veneers & Crowns: I would not recommend either one of the above mentioned treatment options for someone very young, or someone with no previous dental fillings, cavities, etc. If you have healthy, non-restored teeth, braces and invisalign options would be best. If you are older, have previous restorations, discoloration, and malalignment...Then veneers and crowns are terrific options and should be considered. ...Read more
When can a kid start getting braces put on their teeth? My daughter is 8 and she has straight teeth except for two teeth. Can she get braces on?
See a proj: Everyone's different. See an orthodontist for advice. ...Read more
Yes: Clear correct or invislign, sometime if very minor retainers, get an orthodontic consult. ...Read more
I would encourage: You to consult with an orthodontist regarding what your best options are. ...Read more
No: Crowns n veneers are for existing teeth. They are fixed ; nonmoving. Dentures are remove able teeth. ...Read more
I only have 9 teeth on top jaw. What would be better to get partial or full denture. Can't afford implants and don't have insurance?
More info needed: What is the condition of your remaining teeth? If in decent shape and strong, then make a partial. It would be more comfortable than a full denture. Extraction is a one way street, and since you can't afford implants, you will be wearing a full denture for the next 30 to 40 years if you extract your teeth now. ...Read more
Why it is so hard for me to get veneers? My 6 front teeth are decayed, broken & still breaking, discolored and eroded why will insurance not cover me?
Insurance coverage: First, each insurance plan has its own set of rules as part of a contract & yours may just not cover that procedure. There are also other limitations such as maximums per year. It sounds like you may need more than veneers and insurance companies do not want to pay for a service that won't last for at least 5 years. Have you discussed this issue with your own dentist who can give you the answers? ...Read more
I'm 19 lost tooth #18 #31.#30 has RCT tooth 19 requires RCT but is too$$. What are the implications if I lose this tooth? My parents cant afford RCT again. Would I need a denture or will I fracture other teeth due to excess pressure?
When you have a overbite & you needed the front teeth at the top extracted. Would you need straight teeth first before you can have a implant?
Best solution: Plenty of options exist to resolve your problem. The best solution is a team approach, orthodontist, oral surgeon and restorative dentist. The orthodontist can correct the overbite so that your front teeth can have a better bite. Then experienced oral surgeon. The last step is well versed in functional jaw orthopedics to restore implants. If properly cared for dental implants can last a lifetime ...Read more
Wait some time: The position of teeth is determined by many factors including pressure from the tongue, lips, cheeks or any other forces bought by habits such as thumb sucking, pacifiers, baby bottles, etc. Avoid any habits and allow the natural process of growth to take place. If later (age 6-8) a lack of space exists for erupting teeth monitoring will be necessary for possible referral to orthodontist. ...Read more
I'm 17. My right side has straight teeth, nice cheekbones, my left side has lots of lymphonodes, recessed orbital rim, and crooked teeth - why?
Possible mild hemi-: Facial microsomia, a congenital malformation syndrome of unknown etiology, and now regarded as part of the facio-auriculo-vertebral spectrum--a collection of malformations of different organ systems that occur significantly more commonly together. The cause is usually unknown. If severe, hemifacial microsomia presents as one side of the face obviously smaller than the other, with plagiocephaly. ...Read more
I have braces, but my wisdom teeth will need to come out after the braces are off. Will having them removed ruin my straight teeth?
Can tooth contouring be used to fix crooked teeth without braces? I have what I feel like are not very crooked teeth, and would like to know if tooth contouring might be an acceptable alternative to full braces when it comes to getting straight teeth? .
Unlikely: If your teeth are basically straight, but look uneven due to slight variations in vertical height, it is possible to "recontour" the edges to be more "in line", one must wear a retainer to make sure these reduced teeth do not move "up" again. This is a very rare scenario, but if it exists, it is one way to make it look better. Orthodontics is almost always preferred. ...Read more
Absolutely: Straight teeth work better, undergo less wear and tear, are easier to clean, last longer, are less involved with gum disease. We know from many psychologic studies that attractive people receive better treatment than unattractive people. Two absolutely equally qualified people go in for a job. One has a smashing smile, the other has snaggle-teeth. Which one gets the job? ...Read more
My wife's teeth are pretty much rotting in her mouth, but we can't afford dentures or anything. Is it medically necessary?
YES YES YES: It's not medically necessary to have dentures, but I believe it's absolutely medically necessary to at least remove the teeth and infection present. Otherwise, she is risking infection that could spread to the rest of her body, and even brain. People have died from dental infections. See a dental school clinic to help with finances. ...Read more
Possibly: But you may be better off straightening them out orthodontically. The straighter teeth will be easier to keep clean, and your gums will thank you for it. Talk to your local dentist regarding your options, since each case is different and you need to be seen to be given the proper advice. ...Read more
Yes: Your dentist can make you "immediate dentures" which can be inserted when the teeth are removed. Usually the immeduate denture will have to be relined when there has been sufficient healing since the denture will become loose. ...Read more
Sure: Partial removable dentures are one of the options to replace missing teeth. The best option are dental implants, to either support a removable partial denture, or better yet just individually replace your missing back teeth. A partial denture is a good option but has some significant draw backs compared to implants. Consult with your dentist to see the options specific for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Swollen, mouth bleeding.
A mess for a few days. ...Read more
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. They can be made from porcelain or ...Read more
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