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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
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
Full upper denture vs implants I have dull upper denture at 40 years old what would the benefits of implants be?
Many: Comfort, function, speech, esthetics, and maintenance of remaining bone. Especially at your young age, the preservation of bone is critical for you to have function in your 70 - 90's. Think of how much you have lost since your 20's. Implants with a fixed set of teeth provide incredible improvements for you . You will be able to eat better and be much more confident , and healthier. ...Read more
What are the complications of having all your teeth pulled and replaced with a full upper denture?
Various: Having all of your teeth removed and replaced with a full upper denture can have many complications. These include, bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, infection, poorly fitting immediat denture, poor esthetics with immediate denture, inability to eat with the immediate denture in place, sore spots, difficulty speaking and chewing, feeling of 'fullness', as well as increased saliva. Plus others. ...Read more
How long does it take gums to heal before i can wear dentures? I had a full mouth extraction done last week, and would like to know how long before my gums heal enough that i can get dentures and use adhesive?
Immediate use: If you have an immediate dentures made, then you should start wearing them now. If you mouth is too sore, please see your dentist so he can adjust and possibly place a denture liner for you (ie. Tissue conditioner or soft reline). But in general it take 4 to 6 weeks for the gums to close fully from the extractions. ...Read more
I am wondering if i could get a brief synopsis here of the steps done to put in dental implants using an existing denture.
Retrofit synopsis: Current denture examined carefully for ideal functioning before implants. The bone quality and health history of the patient is examined and then implants are placed. The upper jaw requires more time than the lower for the implants to be stable. 5-6 months for the upper, 3-4 for the lower as a guideline. Parts are ordered to connect the denture to the implants. More detail needs to be provided. ...Read more
I only have 9 teeth on top jaw. What would be better to get partial or full denture. Can't afford implants and don't have insurance?
More info needed: What is the condition of your remaining teeth? If in decent shape and strong, then make a partial. It would be more comfortable than a full denture. Extraction is a one way street, and since you can't afford implants, you will be wearing a full denture for the next 30 to 40 years if you extract your teeth now. ...Read more
Root canal half done, have a temp filling.Cant afford 2nd visit.Can i extract tooth if root canal incomplete?Can i get denture for bottom front tooth?
Horrible taste and smell in my mouth after full upper extractions and immediate denture. How do I get rid of this?
See the surgeon: Dentures, like natural teeth,must be cleaned to keep your mouth healthy and odor free. Regardless, a bad taste or foul odor in the mouth, redness, drainage, or swelling is more likely due to a post-operative infection and will require a post-operative visit with the surgeon. ...Read more
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 ! ...Read more
Medicaid yes in Ark: In my state of arkansas, patients on medicaid can get full mouth extraction and one set of denture per lifetime. Medicaid also provides one reline per lifetime. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you expect denture function is perhaps 20% of natural teeth. It also depends on how much jaw bone you have and finally how well made the dentures are. For better function consider implants. ...Read more
I drink a lot of coffee, and it has stained my dentures. Soaking with cleaning tablets didn't work completely. I know the take-home trays don't, but since this stuff is stronger and uses a light to really get it working, i was hoping it might work? I'm wo
Use a paste: Paste of toothpaste and baking soda to remove any stubborn stain the denture cleaners do not remove. ...Read more
Payment plan: Just like any other purchase, you will find most dentist have ways to accommodate you. Prices very widely, usually there is a relationship between the cost and the quality. Do some research for satisfaction with the office you choose. Good luck. ...Read more
Sure: Partial removable dentures are one of the options to replace missing teeth. The best option are dental implants, to either support a removable partial denture, or better yet just individually replace your missing back teeth. A partial denture is a good option but has some significant draw backs compared to implants. Consult with your dentist to see the options specific for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Median rhomboid glossitis- can it change from light to dark and back again? Should i worry? Woman age 34 with full set of dentures.
Proper diagnosis: Has your dentist made a definitive diagnosis of median rhomboid glossitis? If not, it should be looked at by your dentist for other possibilities. If it has been definitely diagnosed, there is no need for concern as this does not neet treatment. However, if there is burning, you might benefit from an antifungal medication. See your oral surgeon for advice. ...Read more
No reason you cannot: Return to work the next day, unless there were some unforeseen complications encountered and the dentist advised you to be off for a certain period of time. If your job entails physical labor (heavy lifting, chain saws ...) and you are on medications that make your drowsy, etc, then those activities cannot be performed. These things should be discussed with your dentist prior to treatment. ...Read more
Does your teeth get so bad at some point that theres nothing a dentist can do. Like give you dentures. My teeth are the worst in world I am sure. I hope to be able to smile again someday. Is this
realistic to think ? I have like 3 full teeth left
A prosthodontist: Specializes in tooth replacement, so you can get your smile back. ...Read more
Should i upgrade to dental implants? I'm 32 years old and was talked into full top and bottom dentures due to a lot of breakage and damage to my teeth. The procedure was done almost a year ago and while the tops look passable (much larger than my natural
Implants yes or no..: Considering ur very young age... If all the diagnostic, finances, and treatment steps are covered, then definitely go for it.. But... Finding a true expert in field of surgery (periodontist, or oral surgeon) and also an expert in restorative field (prosthodontist) is a must. ...Good luck! ...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
I had full top extraction 4 wks ago and was fitted with a temp denture. swelling is going down, and it is poor fitting. What can i do? Glue dont help.
Poor Fit: When a temporary denture is made, it is made by a lab that is "guessing" how you will heal following the extractions. I recommend that you have the DDS reline your denture with a material that will provide a fit according to your healing. I usually provide this a week or two following the extractions. ...Read more
Since i only have six upper teeth, would it be a good idea to pull the remaining uppers and go with full denture?
Try to avoid........: Try to avoid full dentures at all costs. They are the worst tooth replacement option. Obviously without actually being able to examine you, i can't give you a proper evaluation. Discuss all your treatment options with a dentist, but try to avoid full dentures. Consider dental implants. It’s well worth the time and cost! ...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
Brace has broken (bracket coming loose) many suggested denture glue and I have tried it but it doesn't work, what to do?
Orthodontist: Check with your orthodontist as to identify the cause of broken bracket. Many times it is the malocclusion from the opposing teeth causing the loose bracket. Selective grinding, occlusal adjustment, and bracket relocation should solve the problem. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See Prosthodontist: See the specialist for replacement teeth, the prosthodontist, for your options and a plan for treatment. Good luck. ...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
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