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If you have missing teeth, is it possible to get permanent false teeth to replace the old ones?

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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Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Definition)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices ...Read more


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Can false teeth fit on top of your permanent teeth?

Can false teeth fit on top of your permanent teeth?

Snap-on smile: They do it all the time in the movies. Young actors can be made to look old with a set of yellow worn teeth over their young healthy teeth. Conventionally, snap-on smile can be made for you to give you that beautiful celebrity smile. ...Read more

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How can I make my own false teeth?

How can I make my own false teeth?

Go to dental school: See a dentist. Otherwise, you will be putting yourself at risk in more ways than one. Would you also do your own heart surgery or build your own car, house, furniture, and kitchen appliances? If the answer is yes, then figuring out a way to build your own dentures should be a breeze. Just buy the teeth or make them, then buy acrylic ! nice and cheap! ...Read more

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Is it hard to eat with false teeth?

Is it hard to eat with false teeth?

Depends what you eat: Generally speaking, it is more difficult because you only chew at about 50% chewing efficiency with complete upper and lower dentures. The main reason being that the dentures move. As a consequence, it's more difficult to eat harder, crunchier foods. Biting into sandwiches can also be challenging for some. So, if you like to eat these types of foods, like most of us do, then you may have a problem. ...Read more

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What can be expected if new false teeth ?

What can be expected if new false teeth ?

Lots of adjustments: New set of false teeth or denture will need some adjustment period: it can be too tight, too loose, you can experience speech difficultie, too much saliva. Bottom line is that there is a period of adjustment and you have to hang in there with your dentist and go for few visits so he or she can do minor adjustments here and there to make it comfortable and functional for you. ...Read more

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What substances are false teeth be made out of?

False teeth material: It depends what you mean by false teeth. Dentures are usually made of acrylic (plastic). Partial dentures can be made of acryllic and metal. Crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, or any combination of these. Dental implants are usually made from titanium. ...Read more

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Whats the name of the one who makes false teeth?

Dentist: Prosthodontist is a dental specialist who also prescribes the instructions for the technician who actually 'makes' the teeth. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone has false teeth?

What are the signs that someone has false teeth?

Many factors !: False teeth, or dentures, can look incredibly realistic and natural. However, you typically 'get what you pay for'. If you go to a prosthodontist (a specialist in removable, fixed, and implant prosthetics), the dentures will look natural. Poor color, shape, position, size, and bite can all lead one to conclude that a person has 'false teeth'. If made well, however, it is very hard to tell ! ...Read more

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How do you know when it's time to get false teeth?

see a dentist: The decision to get full dentures depends on the condition of your teeth, what the dentist can do and what you want. If there is insufficient bone to support your teeth or they are decayed beyond repair then removal is the only option. I would urge you to see a dentist and try to keep as many teeth as possible. ...Read more

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Is there any false teeth you can slip over your teeth?

Is there any false teeth you can slip over your teeth?

Snap on Smile: "Snap on Smile" is almost like theatrical teeth that slide over your existing teeth and can literally transform your smile. It is a quick way to go, but one must remember that it is temporary and not practical for eating! There are several different brands, but the final results are all nearly the same, see your dentist for a permanent makeover! ...Read more

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