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Do I need to go to a dentist to be fitted for false teeth?

26 doctors weighed in
13 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

A dentist will first check your mouth to be sure it's healthy so dentures can be made.
Sometimes conditions must be corrected in the mouth before moulds can be made so the dentures will fit properly when made. The dentist will take records of your mouth and recommend the color, materials and shape of the teeth so the final result works right and looks natural for your face.

In brief: Absolutely!

A dentist will first check your mouth to be sure it's healthy so dentures can be made.
Sometimes conditions must be corrected in the mouth before moulds can be made so the dentures will fit properly when made. The dentist will take records of your mouth and recommend the color, materials and shape of the teeth so the final result works right and looks natural for your face.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the usa only a licensed dentist can prescribe and "fit" you with dentures (false teeth).
However, in most cases, a dentist will send your impessions (molds) and his instuctions directly to a denture dental laboratory, that will ultimately fabricate the dentures. The lab will in turn send the final dentures back to the dentist for final delivery and intraoral (inside the mouth) adjustments.

In brief: Yes

In the usa only a licensed dentist can prescribe and "fit" you with dentures (false teeth).
However, in most cases, a dentist will send your impessions (molds) and his instuctions directly to a denture dental laboratory, that will ultimately fabricate the dentures. The lab will in turn send the final dentures back to the dentist for final delivery and intraoral (inside the mouth) adjustments.
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
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Dr. Richard Reinitz
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is essential that you see a dentist as there are many treatment options that dentists have as well as the need for surgical procedures which can make you wear your dentures more comfortably.

In brief: Yes

It is essential that you see a dentist as there are many treatment options that dentists have as well as the need for surgical procedures which can make you wear your dentures more comfortably.
Dr. Richard Reinitz
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Not possible to have anything made other than custom-made by a dentist.
Can't make your own if you actually want to wear them. Need a dentist to get the impressions, correct bite, and a comfortable fit.

In brief: YES

Not possible to have anything made other than custom-made by a dentist.
Can't make your own if you actually want to wear them. Need a dentist to get the impressions, correct bite, and a comfortable fit.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

You also don't need to go to a mechanic to fix your broken car. However, there is a reason experts are 'experts'.
If you want quality care, proper treatment, and the best result, i'd recommend a trained medical professional. Don't you believe you're worth it to have a medical professional do this for you? I do.

In brief: No

You also don't need to go to a mechanic to fix your broken car. However, there is a reason experts are 'experts'.
If you want quality care, proper treatment, and the best result, i'd recommend a trained medical professional. Don't you believe you're worth it to have a medical professional do this for you? I do.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Would recommend seeing a dental professional for evaluation and treatment for missing teeth unless the medical professional is a dual degreed healthcare provider who also offers dental services.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

See a dentist to make sure that the teeth and bite are fine.

In brief: Yes

See a dentist to make sure that the teeth and bite are fine.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes

The dentist can best determine what is needed for a nice fit.D.

In brief: Yes

The dentist can best determine what is needed for a nice fit.D.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: That or

The costume store.

In brief: That or

The costume store.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Yesereebob

That's the only way.

In brief: Yesereebob

That's the only way.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

I know of no other way.

In brief: Yes

I know of no other way.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Dentists have the education and training required to properly diagnose and treat your missing teeth.

In brief: Yes

Dentists have the education and training required to properly diagnose and treat your missing teeth.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes

While some states allow someone with very limited training to make dentures, you need a dentist to determine that your gums are healthy enough to start wearing dentures.
They will make sure the bone underneath is smooth, all the pieces of teeth are removed, and that the gums are pink and healthy. You will be wearing those dentures for years. Get it done right the first time.

In brief: Yes

While some states allow someone with very limited training to make dentures, you need a dentist to determine that your gums are healthy enough to start wearing dentures.
They will make sure the bone underneath is smooth, all the pieces of teeth are removed, and that the gums are pink and healthy. You will be wearing those dentures for years. Get it done right the first time.
Dr. April Ziegele
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: No other way

It sounds to me like you have severe dental problems and haven't seen a dentist for a long time.
Step one is to see a dentist for a clinical exam, x-rays, and a consultation to discuss your specific dental situation and treatment options.

In brief: No other way

It sounds to me like you have severe dental problems and haven't seen a dentist for a long time.
Step one is to see a dentist for a clinical exam, x-rays, and a consultation to discuss your specific dental situation and treatment options.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Absolutely

See a prosthodontist.
They are specialists in this treatment. They will give you all your options for replacing your teeth. You may be pleasantly surprised.

In brief: Absolutely

See a prosthodontist.
They are specialists in this treatment. They will give you all your options for replacing your teeth. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Dr. John Thaler
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