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Would the dentist offer me temporary false teeth for free if I am on medicare?

Would the dentist offer me temporary false teeth for free if I am on medicare?

Nothing is ever free: I've seen some dentists give free temporaries, but they incorporate it into the cost of the extractions and final dentures. Talk to different dentists and see what they can do for you. Some do free or minimal fee work from time to time. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is cicp and medicaid pending enough coverage to see a dentist with no cost? I am in desperate need of teeth work! I have missing teeth, a filling just fell out etc. Also can one get their teeth whitened with out all the dental work done. You must think i

Is cicp and medicaid pending enough coverage to see a dentist with no cost? I am in desperate need of teeth work! I have missing teeth, a filling just fell out etc. Also can one get their teeth whitened with out all the dental work done. You must think i

Tough situation...: I am not sure of what is cicp. However, if everything is pending I do not see that to be sufficient to allow reimbursement to the dentist. I do understand your situation to some degree. It is very tough to get things for free. I would call your local dental society to request options for care; please do explain your situation to them. They may have resources for you to pursue. ...Read more

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I am getting conflicting information among Florida dentists if a molar has decay or not. Will a cbct settle the issue? Will not go for 4th opinion.

I am getting conflicting information among Florida dentists if a molar has decay or not. Will a cbct settle the issue? Will not go for 4th opinion.

Dental school: Suggestion if possible, go to a dental school and have a faculty member evaluate your problem.There are a multitude of dental specialties at a school that would be able to help you. ...Read more

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My bruxism is making my teeth crooked. I don't have money for dental care or braces. What can I buy at a store to help it? Can't afford dental insuran

My bruxism is making my teeth crooked. I don't have money for dental care or braces. What can I buy at a store to help it? Can't afford dental insuran

Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause tooth wear, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i get gum surgery for spaces on my bottom teeth, would i need to redo invisalign? im currently on retainers and thinking of redoing invisalign

If i get gum surgery for spaces on my bottom teeth, would i need to redo invisalign? im currently on retainers and thinking of  redoing invisalign

Everyone's different: What works for someone else may or may not be applicable for you. You have a complex problem requiring sophisticated treatment, straining the training/experience of even the most well qualified GP. Seek consultation with both gum specialist, Periodontist, and tooth alignment specialist, Orthodontist, who will partner with your GP to provide you with best choices. ...Read more

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I don't have a dental insurance, but i lost two of my chewing tooth. I need help. What is my option? How much does it cost? I'm willing to pay cash

I  don't have a dental insurance, but i lost two of my chewing tooth. I  need help. What is my option? How much does it cost? I'm willing to pay cash

Get a check-up : What you need is a thorough dental exam. Seek out a reputable dentist, preferably referred to you by someone you know. Let the dentist know your financial situation. Most likely, he or she will be able to work with you and help you in preventing further tooth loss. ...Read more

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Dental question - are there bridge implants available at reasonable costs? I am a 32 yr old woman who unfortunately wasn't afforded the best dental care as a child. I have lost many permanent teeth as a result but i would like to replace them. I current

Dental question - are there bridge implants available at reasonable costs? I am a 32 yr old woman who unfortunately wasn't afforded the best dental care as a child.  I have lost many permanent teeth as a result but i would like to replace them.  I current

Teaching Center: If expense is your main issue, you may want to consider looking to qualify for a teaching center ( dental school or an advanced dental residency program). Treatment qualifications usually are met if you particular needs will be a good learning experience for the advanced students (often already dentists). In exchange, many programs offer treatment at a reduced fee and all care is supervised. ...Read more

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Dds#: I have one radiograph showing 3 teeth. Please tell me the steps so that i can show it on this site for dentist's input? Am a patient.

Dds#: I have one radiograph showing 3 teeth. Please tell me the steps so that i can show it on this site for dentist's input? Am a patient.

A better idea: Unfortunately this site does not have the capabilities to post photos or similar files. There are some services that you can google where you can upload a photo, etc. And have it available to the general public for viewing. However, if you require a second opinion, it would be a much better idea to consult another dentist in person who can also examine you. X-rays alone are insufficient for dx. ...Read more

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28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics . Hi I am 28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics.My insurance doesn't cover the orthodontics, could i know how much it would cost(price range) without the any insurance ?

28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics . Hi
 I am 28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics.My insurance doesn't cover the  orthodontics, could i know how much it would cost(price range) without the any insurance ?

Depends: Simple retainer movements can be as little as $500. But the average adult case can run between $4000 and $9000 in our area if orthognathic surgery is not needed. These are not my fees, but the area's fees here in indiana. ...Read more

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Around how much is it to have 2 teeth straigtened if I have dental insurance which includes orthodontal care as well? Can someone please give me a general estimate becasue I do have very good dental insurance? Im hoping I'll only have to pay under 200.

Around how much is it to have 2 teeth straigtened if I have dental insurance which includes orthodontal care as well? Can someone please give me a general estimate becasue I do have very good dental insurance? Im hoping I'll only have to pay under 200.

It : It is very difficult to give an estimate without complete dental records which would include a complete clinical exam, necessary radiographs and study models of your upper and lower teeth. Very often moving teeth is more involved than it looks. I would suggest seeing an orthodontist in person to get evaluated and get some treatment options. I would think $200. Is on the very low side. ...Read more

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Dental #: i had a 2nd opinion on a dentists poor work. Now, how do I reapproach the original dds for re-treatment? Very concerned he will not retreat.

One issue or many?: Is there one issue you're unhappy with and have you already relayed your concern with the treating dentist? Did you get second opinion because treating dentist not helpful? If there is more than one issue or many, do you really want the same dentist doing the work? Ask the second dentist if he will contact the treating dentist to relay your concerns. ...Read more

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Unfortunately I have 3 teeth that need root canals my insurance will not cover it since I am over 21, are there any pro bono dentists in ny?

Unfortunately I have 3 teeth that need root canals my insurance will not cover it since I am over 21, are there any pro bono dentists in ny?

Care Credit: Sorry to hear about your misfortune. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used for dental procedures. This is a healthcare credit card, offered by more than 65% of all dentists to help patients like you access the care they need and want without insurance coverage. You don't pay for 18 month. ...Read more

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Snap on veneers, whats your opinion on them for simply cosmetic purposes? And do you recommend going to a dentist for them or the DIY impressions?

Snap on veneers, whats your opinion on them for simply cosmetic purposes? And do you recommend going to a dentist for them or the DIY impressions?

Dentist: snap on veneers = band-aid but for simple cosmetic reasons I guess I am cool with it. DIY impression = extreme operator error so I would see a general dentist for this ...Read more

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Ok so my question is what can I use as relief from pain for the wisdom tooth that are coming out and I have to wait for my insurance to pay help pleas?

Ok so my question is what can I use as relief from pain for the wisdom tooth that are coming out and I have to wait for my insurance to pay help pleas?

Less is best: I would try Ibuprofen (advil) if you do not have any aversion to it, understand that extended use can cause stomach issues. Use as little as possible. If acetimeniphen (tylenol) suits you better then use that. I prefer to stay away from stronger pain relievers if possible. Ice can help or even the over the counter topical oral meds. The best thing is to have them removed soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where can I find a really cheap dentist and oral surgeon? I'm on social security and medicare/medicaid and neither will cover dental or vision. I get $839 a month. I have severe gum disease and no teeth left. Some of the teeth came out whole while others

Where can I find a really cheap dentist and oral surgeon? I'm on social security and medicare/medicaid and neither will cover dental or vision. I get $839 a month. I have severe gum disease and no teeth left. Some of the teeth came out whole while others

Dental School?: Really cheap dentist and oral surgeon? Those days are long gone. Sometimes in life we need to make a personal financial investment in our health. This may be one of those times. The one recommendation I have would be to try your local dental school. Otherwise, some missionary program at your local church may be able to have local docs donate their services. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Is zoom whitening good for me if i only have 3 discolored teeth? Do they charge by the tooth or for the whole mouth?

Is zoom whitening good for me if i only have 3 discolored teeth? Do they charge by the tooth or for the whole mouth?

Whole mouth: I would not Zoom in your case. Find out why the 3 teeth are discolored and address that first before trying any whitening. They may not respond depending on the cause of the discoloration. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Should I put metal ceramic instead of zirconia crown ?I am 55 and I don't want to pay twice for another crown if there is risk of decaying my own teet

Same risk: 2 different materials. Ask about cost and appearance. Zirconia is not as esthetic as E.max custom or metal ceramic (PFM). If you choose PFM then ask about the metal being used. You want at least "nobel" metal , NOT NP or non precious. The cost to the Dentist is generally less for the zirconia. If back tooth, zirconia is strongest, though the others are very strong. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am 62 with no dental ins. My dentist said i need to get the deep cleaning, will this last for a while?

I am 62 with no dental ins. My dentist said i need to get the deep cleaning, will this last for a while?

Only if...: Only if you maintain the results of the deep cleaning by brushing and flossing to keep them clean. There's only so much the dentist can do. Daily maintenance is up to you. It's not the dentist's responsibility or the insurance company's responsibility to keep you healthy. It's your responsibility. ...Read more

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Medicare (Definition)

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False Teeth (Definition)

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