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How do dentures work?

How do dentures work?

Why dentures work: Dentures are plastic teeth and plastic gums fitted over the patients natural bone and overlying tissues. The are accurately fitted to replace those lost teeth and supporting bone. The upper largely stays in with a water seal over the spacious hard palate. The lower by good patient muscle control. The upper and lower teeth are set up to work in tandem for swallowing, speech, ; chewing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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How do I keep dentures clean?

How do I keep dentures clean?

Denture tabs.: You can use denture tablets. The way we tell denture patients to keep them clean is by using a denture brush, found at many pharmacies, with dish soap. Make sure you clean them over a sink filled with water in case you drop them. Then rinse and place in a denture cup with water and a bit of mouthwash while you sleep. ...Read more

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Can old dentures be sharpened?

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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How much is an implantable denture?

How much is an implantable denture?

Service: An "implantable denture" is not a commodity, like a can of soup. It's a service. Cost depends on your individual anatomical requirements, skill and training of the practitioner, number/placement/type of implants, region of the country, materials used in the prosthetic appliance, and so many other factors. Ask your Dentist for advice or referral to specialist(s). ...Read more

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Can someone get dentures in their 20s?

Dentures: Dentures are not recommended for any young person. This sets up a lifetime of problems. Talk to a dentist about treatment options. ...Read more

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What type of metal is used in dentures?

What type of metal is used in dentures?

Depends: Most partial denture frameworks use an alloy or mixture of metals. These are typically gold, nickel, or chromium alloys. Full dentures rarely contain metals. There are partial dentures available today that are made without metal. ...Read more

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What to do if i lost my dentures what do I do?

Have a new one made: Unfortunately the only solution is a new denture or set of dentures. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having dentures, need advice pls!?

It is an adjustment: Whether you have partial dentures or full dentures, eating and speaking will be different. You will need to clean them after every meal because food will undoubtedly get lodged underneath. Cleaning should be with denture cleaners. Regular toothpaste can be too abrasive leading to scratches that allow stains to set in more easily. ...Read more

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How could a person get dentures if the person is disabled?

How could a person get dentures if the person is disabled?

No problem: Generally their are very few disabilities that can cause someone not to wear dentures. If the disability is in the oral/facial area and dentures will just not work, then considering dental implants for fixed prosthetics will be the right answer. Consult with a prosthodontist in your area about your options. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my dentures. Should i?

Dentures: Do you already have dentures that do not fit properly? Or are you in need of dentures due to tooth loss or severe decay? In either case, you should see a dentist who makes dentures to assure proper fit. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Definition)

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