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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
Would sea bond or cushion grip b better choice for temp fix for bottom denture causing sores? Dentist is closed & can't keep them in. They rub sore
Temporary fix only: As a temporary fix, since your dentist is closed and you need to keep the denture in your mouth, c-bond would provide some relief from the pressure and hurt less. However, it needs to be emphasized that this is only a temporary measure, you need an evaluation by your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
No: You should have an appointment to go back in to see them tomorrow to have it removed and cleaned. Removing it may make it difficult to replace. It helps keep the swelling down. So if you were to take it out tonight, put it back in right away. It is going to hurt to do it though. ...Read more
Pain, bulky feeling: Immediate dentures are a good way to try to maintain some esthetics when teeth need to be removed. However it can be difficult and uncomfortable for the patient. They will begin to get loose as you heal and then after about 6 months you will need a reline to make them fit better or even a new denture. ...Read more
There are many factors to consider after teeth are removed and a full denture is placed.
A simple replacement denture would require no extra time other than getting used to it but multiple extractions would require more recovery time.
The number of teeth removed, how difficult the extracts were and you age and medical condition all are post of the equation. ...Read more
Can others tell II have dentures when kissing me I have dull upper denture and wonder i'f my new boyfriend can tell when we e kisaing?
Unknown: I've had married patients and the husband did not know the wife had dentures. She told me not to tell him! (I wouldn't anyway due to privacy issues). It is up to you to let anyone else know your personal business. If he's that close to you, you're either kissing him or biting him, so It really doesn't matter... ...Read more
I just got my immideate denture about 3 weeks ago and I have noticed that the gum part of them are getting really thin is that normal?
Denture Acrylic: The denture is exactly the same as the day it was inserted, unless of course, your dentist is grinding away the acrylic to make it fit more comfortably. If that is the case, ask your dentist... can't possibly tell how your denture was made, sight unseen. ...Read more
A removable denture with 3 pontics may be in my future. What manufacturers put out a titanium based denture? Am interested in the light weight aspect.
Manufacturer?: These are typically custom made in a dental lab. Larger labs have more material options available but in the US at least, they don't interface directly with the end-user patient. Ask your dentist what material options are available from their preferred lab and see if titanium is an option for you. ...Read more
How much denture adhesive should I be using? I feel like keep needing to use more and more adhesive to get my dentures to stay in. At what point should I go in and have them adjusted? .
Go now: If you are using much at all beyond a short term occasional use, then you must see your dentist or prosthodontist. ...Read more
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
Simply: preliminary impressions, final impressions, trial set up and delivery.
It takes years of training and experience to fabricate the right denture. Patient experience, opposing dentition, ridge shape, type of teeth and cusp angulation etc etc etc. A prosthodontist is a specialist to seek an evaluation for dentures. Good luck. ...Read more
Many types: There are many types of overdenture attachements, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some attathments currently in use are locator attachments, 'o' ring attachments, era attachements, and hader clip attachments. There are many, many more, but your doctor will choose which one is best for you given your prosthetic needs. Keep smiling! ...Read more
Not necessarily: Remember, teeth are removed and dentures are immediately placed. Your gums are healing and shrinking and any pain you experience is from that. In other words your dentures are fixed in size but your gums on which they rest are changing, shrinking. Pain is due to the fact that the dentures need to be cut down as you heal. ...Read more
Yes: If it is a soft reline you may be able to peel or scrape it off. I would not recommend doint this. A hard reline can be removed by the dentist. See your prosthodontist for an evaluation. They are the experts. ...Read more
Custom made: Every individual's mouth is different, and each denture must be custom made with modern dental materials and techniques. ...Read more
I think you mean denture adhesives?
If so, there are a number of different types and it comes down to a very individual thing which you prefer. Some patients like paste (fixodent, poligrip-these seem to be the most comfortable), some like powder (wernet's) and some like the strips (poligrip). There is also sea bond, which are pads that become sticky when wet.
Hope this help. ...Read more