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My dentist told me I need dentures, and I really don't want to do this. Can I get a second opinion?

My dentist told me I need dentures, and I really don't want to do this. Can I get a second opinion?

Of course you can: You will need to see someone to get that 2nd opinion. They will need to see your teeth and your x-rays to make that determination. I would recommend you see a prosthodontist in your area--he or she is a specialist in complex restorative dentistry and if you do really need a denture a prosthodontist would be the best person to make it. Prosthodontics is one of the 9 specialties in dentistry.

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Dentures. Find a dentist.

Dentures. Find a dentist.

Your question?: I'm guessing that you think or want dentures. The best way to proceed is to find a dentist who comes highly recommended by family, friends, neighbors or other health care professionals. Then schedule an appointment so you can be fully evaluated and given your treatment options. Don't settle for dentures if you can avoid them. It seems like a quick & easy fix but isn't!

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How does the dentist should clean dentures?

How does the dentist should clean dentures?

Special chemicals.: The dentist will have his staff clean the denture with special instruments and solutions to remove stains, plaque, or any buildiups present. They will then be polished to a high shine. Keep smiling!

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What questions to ask a dentist about dentures?

What questions to ask a dentist about dentures?

Almost anything you can think of.: How much will it hurt. How much will it cost. How long will it take. Will I be able to eat normally again. How do I keep the denture clean. Those are just a few things that pop into my head

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How many impressions do you have to have at the dentist for getting dentures?

1-2: Most of the time, only one is needed per arch. You will probably have at least a couple more appointments before getting the final denture.

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Do store-bought liners for dentures work well? They're a lot cheaper than heading back to the dentist, but do they work? .

Do store-bought liners for dentures work well? They're a lot cheaper than heading back to the dentist, but do they work? .

Sometimes: Denture liners are made to help increase the retention of the denture. If you require only a little bit of improvement, perhaps these will work great for you. If you have significant fit issues, I suggest seeing your dentist. Keep smiling!

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How can I repair my bottom denture that broke in half? The dentists are closed until monday. I dropped my bottom plate and it broke right in half.

This: This is not a home repair project. You run the risk of damaging the denture to the point that it cannot be repaired. Wait until monday to have it professionally repaired.

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My front tooth on my upper dentures came out. Can't get in to a dentist, can I use den tek to repair it?

Denture repair kit: Go to the drugstore or pharmacy, or department store and in the dental isle, they should have a material that can be used as a temporary acrylic for temporary caps that come off. You may use this material until you can see your dentitst. Hope this helps! Keep smiling!

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Dentist or prosthodontist for dentures, what to do?

See a prosthodontist: A prosthodontist is a specialist in restoring and replacing your natural teeth. Ask your dental professional about supporting your dentures with dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize and retain the dentures.

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My dentist says my lower gum has a low ridge and it is too hard to make a denture thatbfits. Is this true?

My dentist says my lower gum has a low ridge and it is too hard to make a denture thatbfits. Is this true?

Sometimes, but...: While this is sometimes true, I would suggest that you see a prosthodontist to get a second opinion and find out your options. Implants may be an option to help retain the denture.

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Can a dentist loosen the grip of a partial denture?

It depends: On the type of clasps around the existing teeth. If the "grip" is how the partial rests on gums in the toothless area, this can easily be relieved.

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What is the bracket that dentists put on your false teeth?

Molar band: A band is stronger than a bracket and molars need something strong because of the chewing forces of the back teeth. It's difficult or impossible to get brackets to adhere to false teeth (melts or porcelain)..

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Do dentists have a more positive review of dentures or implants?

Different options: The dental implants is a better option than dentures. Dental implants don’t wiggle or slip, as dentures can, and they are healthier for the gums and bone. Most patients find implants easier to maintain than dentures.

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Will the dentist give me false teeth for the ones that are missing?

Will the dentist give me false teeth for the ones that are missing?

Yes: This is of course assuming you wish to replace these teeth. There are different options that may be available to you based on your condition. They may be a bridge, a removable appliance of some type, or possibly dental implants. Keep smiling!

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I've broken my partial denture. Will my dentist be able to repair it?

I've broken my partial denture. Will my dentist be able to repair it?

Possibly: If a partial denture breaks, and especially if you are not able to wear it, don't hesitate getting into a dentist to get it repaired. The longer you don't wear it, your remaining teeth may shift and it will not fit properly even after repairing. Also, please do not try and repair yourself. Not all partials can be repaired but most can.

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Heat cure acrylic resin upper denture problem. Do I have to go back to the original dentist?

Heat cure acrylic resin upper denture problem. Do I have to go back to the original dentist?

Not Necessarily: If you have a denture problem, it's generally best to see the original dentist again. Not only is he/she most familiar with your specific case, but he/she probably won't charge as much to perform follow-up work on something he/she fabricated. A new dentist is okay too, but it may cost more. If your original dentist can't help you, then you'll have to find someone else, obviously. Either way is ok.

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What are the best acrylic resins to make dentures, or does each dentist have his own favorite?

No best and no: Resins used to make dentures are very generic as to materials very little in composition. It is sad that dentists try to use the material in the denture base to differentiate a cheap versus a deluxe denture. The expense to the dentist from the lab for a customize base resin is small and can lead to deception in its cost. Yet, adding blanching, pigment and fiber can improve cosmetics. Be aware.

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My root has broken in half and my dentist said that I will need a denture is this true? Can the screw be replaced

My root has broken in half and my dentist said that I will need a denture is this true? Can the screw be replaced

Proper Diagnosis: In order to give you an accurate & educated answer to your question, we would need to personally examine you & see x-rays of your entire jaw. A root that has broken in half is considered hopeless. Depending upon how many good\salvageable teeth you have would be factored in to what your restorative options are. You should have confidence in your dentist understand your options & why it is advised

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