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

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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How long do I have to wait before going back to work for getting full upper denture?

How long do I have to wait before going back to work for getting full upper denture?

It varies: 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

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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?


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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

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How long before you can return to work after getting teeth pulled and dentures?

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

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How do dentures work?

Why dentures work: Dentures are plastic teeth and plastic gums fitted over the patients natural bone and overlying tissues. The are accurately fitted to replace those lost teeth and supporting bone. The upper largely stays in with a water seal over the spacious hard palate. The lower by good patient muscle control. The upper and lower teeth are set up to work in tandem for swallowing, speech, ; chewing. ...Read more

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How can the denture procedure work?

How can  the denture procedure work?

Not easily: 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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Could removable partial dentures need any dental works?

Could removable partial dentures need any dental works?

For teeth or denture: The teeth that the partial hangs clasp to need to be in good shape to withstand the force of chewing and the partial clasping onto it. So if any dental work needs to be done on these "abutment" teeth, then the partial may have to be adjusted, changed or actually remade. The partial, over time, may need to have the clasps tightened or adjusted. ...Read more

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I need dentures but would prefer implants. Which one works better?

Implants!: Restorations that are implant supported rather than gum supported such as dentures are hands down the best option. Teeth can be replaced with both fixed and removable implant supported restorations. Full dentures are the most uncomfortable and poorest way to replace missing teeth. See a general dentist or prosthodontist to discuss all your options and discuss pros and cons of each option. ...Read more

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I really want some sort of false teeth on my back teeth. What are they called?

Partial denture: A removable partial denture is used to replace some , not all, missing teeth. If all are missing, then it is a complete denture. You should see the expert - the prosthodontist - for your evaluation and options. Implants are best , especially at your young age, if you are a candidate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Brace has broken (bracket coming loose) many suggested denture glue and I have tried it but it doesn't work, what to do?

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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

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