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Question:  can you wear dentures with a small gum ridge

Mar 21, 2011 8:41 pm

Yes, but the small ridge makes stability difficult. You may want to seek the care of a prosthodontist, a dentist with three years of training beyond dental school who specializes in the care and maintenance of dentures. Prosthodontisits are also well trained in dental implant therapy that may help you, given your small gum ridge. To locate a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.

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Question:  what material are dentures made from? Can a person be allergic to the material if they have allergies?

Mar 21, 2011 8:39 pm

Dentures are typically made from methyl methacrylate. Some individuals might be allergic and alternatives are available. If you have sore spots, you should visit your dentist or prosthodontist to determine why your gums are responding this way to the denture. Often a new denture or cleaning the denture helps. You may want to seek the care of a prosthodontist, a dentist with three years of training beyond dental school who specializes in the care and maintenance of dentures. To locate a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.

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Question:  HOW LONG AFTER REMOVING 2 UPPER MOLARS SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE FINAL IMPRESSIONS ARE TAKEN FOR A PARTIAL UPPER DENTURE? AL

Mar 21, 2011 8:38 pm

This depends on many factors including your health. Your jaw bone will change for six months to one year, and your denture may need to be adjusted periodically within the first year. You may want to seek the care of a prosthodontist, a dentist with three years of training beyond dental school who specializes in the care and maintenance of dentures. To locate a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.

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Question:  i have had top dentures for about a year now and on the right top near the back is a place that has formed like a ball and my dentures ride in the middle of it keeping it cut in half and is very painful what is this? does this need to be cut off?

Mar 21, 2011 8:23 pm

You should return to your dentist or prosthodontist at least once a year for an evaluation and oral cancer screening. Your denture needs to be adjusted and may require changes. You may want to seek the care of a prosthodontist, a dentist with three years of training beyond dental school who specializes in the care and maintenance of dentures. To locate a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.

Response provided by the American College of Prosthodontists

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Question:  DO U EXCEPT HIP/MEDICAID FOR UPPER N LOWER DENTURES?

Mar 21, 2011 7:26 pm

This coverage varies by state. You should consult your dentist or prosthodontist for payment options.

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Question:  I have a single front dential, dropped it and the tooth broke off. can it be fixed?

Mar 21, 2011 7:24 pm

Your dentist can repair this in the office or at a local dental lab. Your dentist should clean your denture and be sure the denture is polished. Do not attempt to fix your denture at home as glues and other methods can destroy your denture.

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