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How expensive are dentures?

How expensive are dentures?

Fees Vary: Your best bet is to get a treatment estimate from a local dentist in your town. ...Read more

Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Definition)

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


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How effective are ComfiLytes dentures?

How effective are ComfiLytes dentures?

Not as effective: As real teeth but for those who have no other option dentures can restore a sense of self-confidence, well-being, esthetics and function. Ask your dentist about ComfiLytes dentures supported by implants. ...Read more

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What are denture cushions?

What are denture cushions?

Foam Inserts: It is a quick "fix" for ill fitting dentures. A well fitting denture has intimate contact with the soft tissues and does not require any foreign material to fill in excess space. Over the long run, you will feel better and spend less having your denture relined or remade by a dentist. ...Read more

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Are there dentures for babies?

Are there dentures for babies?

No: If the child is born with out any tooth buds and there are no teeth expected to erupt (based on imaging and x-rays) then after they reach a certain age, prostheses can be made for them. As they grow, new ones need to be made. Once they complete their growth, implants can be used to create a fixed reconstruction. ...Read more

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Tell me if dentures be whitened?

Tell me if dentures be whitened?

Consider a new one: They now manufacture much whiter denture teeth that many of my patients are choosing for their new dentures. These teeth were not available until recently and they very closely match the whitest teeth bleaching colors. ...Read more

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When are implanted dentures an option?

Implants: Tooth implants are an option for any lost tooth. The large advantage over dentures is that implants are actually implanted into the bone. This stimulates the bone to stay strong. Plain dentures, over time, cause the bone to start to be resorbed since it is not being stimulated directly they way teeth and implants do. You can also get this resorption with periodontitis. ...Read more

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What product out will whiten dentures?

Clorox bleach: Clorox bleach will whiten acrylic dentures but best to dilute it with water first. ...Read more

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What does denture svc stand for exactly?

We use the: Abbreviation "svc" routinely to denote service. Perhaps it pertains to some associated denture procedure like an adjustment if a reline. ...Read more

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What can I do to get gum off my dentures?

What can I do to get gum off my dentures?

Adhesive?: By "gum", do you mean that sticky, gooey denture adhesive (glue) you put inside the denture to make it less loose? If you have to put lots of it, you may need a new denture, or at least a procedure called "reline" to fill in the gap with more sturdy material than the denture glue. If the fit is fine but you want to know the best way to remove it, a special denture brush ; spray is the best. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you get gum off dentures?

Carefully: Chill the dentures in cold water. Then use a wooden stick -- popsicle, tongue depressor, cuticle pusher-- or something that will not cut or scratch the acrylic, to scrape the gum off. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the "wax try in" when getting a denture?

What is the "wax try in" when getting a denture?

A preview: This is an appointment during which you will see how the preliminary tooth arrangement looks. Because the teeth are set in wax only, changes can easily be made (often while you wait there) based on your preferences and the latitude allowed by your mouth and jaw position. The dentist can assess the position of the teeth, the jaw position and alignment with the jaw in multiple positions. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to whiten your dentures?

None: Dentures are made of acrylic and once stained cannot be whitened. ...Read more

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Which medical condition prevent use of dentures?

Which medical condition prevent use of dentures?

None specifically: If you are allergic to the acrylic from which the dentures are constructed then that would be one contradindication. Anything that causes dryness in the mouth will not Prohibit you from wearing dentures but will make wearing them and keeping them in uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What are side effects of wearing upper dentures?

Health!!: If you can not afford an alternative treatment option, dentures can still allow you an esthetic option that should (once you get use to them) allow you to eat a wider range of food. The comfort, esthetics, and functionality, however, do not come close to that achieved with implants. If you wear dentures for too long, you may suffer enough bone loss over time to make implant restoration difficult. ...Read more

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How do you get decreased taste due to new dentures?

How do you get decreased taste due to new dentures?

Acrylic: The main reason for decreased taste is due to the fact that the acrylic dentures cover the roof of the mouth as well as the ridges of the jaw. This lowers taste perception. ...Read more

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What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture Adhesives: There are so many available and a very thin layer between the denture and the gingiva will help stabilize the prosthesis. Ill fitting dentures will never be comfortable or stable no matter how much adhesive you place. See your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use fittydent for lower jaws for my denture?

In some situations: Denture adhesive--such as fixodent or poligrip--is not a substitute for poorly fitting dentures. It can safely be used--into help retain a well fitting lower denture. These days, dental implants are the very best way to help hold in that wobbly lower denture. If cost is an issue, check out a dental school where the cost can be greatly reduced! A routine procedure that can improve your life! ...Read more

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I recently had my first dentures and seem to be drooling?

I recently had my first dentures and seem to be drooling?

Temporary drooling: First time denture wearers face drooling as one of the common problems.. Excessive saliva in the mouth or drooling due to a new set of dentures is generally a temporary problem and is not really a matter to be worried about. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove your dentures if you've used to much fixodent?

How to remove your dentures if you've used to much fixodent?

Rinse w/ warm water: Then gently work the dentures loose. Also, clean off any adhesive still on your gums with a moistened washcloth. It sounds like you may be using too much adhesive, which is a sign of dentures that no longer fit well. It is important to see your dentist or prosthodontist regularly to make sure the dentures are properly relined and adjusted. You should not need more than a few dabs of adhesive. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a partial over denture?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a partial over denture?

Dentures: A "partial" is the short term for a partial denture which replaces one or more teeth. A "full denture" replaces all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower). A denture can be a partial or full denture. Most people think of a full denture when they hear the term denture. ...Read more

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What can u used to stop soar on your gum that cause by denture?

Oral anesthetic: If you are getting sore from you denture you could ease the pain bu getting an otc oral anesthetic gel. If need be you might need to see a dentist and get your denture adjusted. The mouth changes as time goes by but the denture won't. Also...Keep the inside of your denture clean and free of crud buildup. ...Read more

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I just got dentures earlier this week, can I use oragel or kanka?

Yes but: You can use over the counter meds for short term pain relief. But you should go back to your dentist to have them adjusted. ...Read more

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What is border molding in regards to a complete denture procedure?

Wax: Wax is softened and placed on the periphery of the custom impression tray. The wax closely approximates the position of the soft tissues in the mucobuccal folds. In this way a more accurate and non-overextended impression can be taken. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after getting a full upper denture done?

Next day?: If you are talking about having the upper teeth pulled and then a plate put in immediately, your more that likely can go back to work the next day. It will depend on your pain, medications taking, and the type of work your have to do. You should discuss the thoroughly with your dentist or oral surgeon prior to your procedure. "don't bite off more than your can chew". ...Read more

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I just had a reline done on my denture I hate it can it be removed?

Reline: What is it you hate about your reline? Was the denture placed immediately after extractions? Is it a new denture replacing an old one? Is it an old denture being relined in lieu of fabricating a new denture? Is it a hard acrylic reline or a soft reline? To answer your question, yes it can be removed, but to be able to achieve comfort my questions need to be answered as well. ...Read more

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I accidentally ingested some of my denture cleanser. Is itdangerous?

I accidentally ingested some of my denture cleanser. Is itdangerous?

Check the label: Depending on how much of the cleanser you actually ingested, it may not pose any real emergency. I'd call the manufacturer of the product you used and get the specifics on the ingredient list or call the poison control center asap if you're having any signs or symptoms from throwing up, pain, rash, etc. If you're having severe problems, go immediately to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture adhesives: The two I recommend the most are fixodent and poligrip. Different patients differ on what they like the best. Rather than relying on denture adhesives for better stability and holding power, see a dentist to determine other possibilities first, such as a new denture, relining your existing denture, or implant supported attachments. Consider a non-removal implant prosthesis. ...Read more

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Are dentures normally very loose at first and then tighten over time?

No: If they start loose, they will only get looser over time and can create problems. Sometimes implants can help improve the stability of dentures. Go back to your dentist to have your denture evaluated and adjusted so it will fit better. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the most thinnest, light weight dentures available?

Doctors, what are the most thinnest, light weight dentures available?

What u really need: What you want is a denture that looks good, fits well, and is the most comfortable. Better than dentures are implant retained teeth which are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Thin, lightweight dentures may be that but probably won't make you comfortable and happy. My advice- consult with a prosthodontist for your treatment options along with your concerns and desires. ...Read more

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Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

No: The intense heat in some dishwashers can affect the prosthesis integrity. Best to just brush and or place in enzymatic bath. ...Read more