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Question:  i have 8 bottom teeth and 8 top teeth all in the front of my month, do you think its a good ideal right after they are pulled to have my new dentures put in, or should i wait a few days?

Jul 02, 2012 1:38 pm

Impressions for dentures may actually be made before the remaining teeth are extracted allowing the dentures to be inserted the day of extractions, these are known as “immediate dentures.” Dentures that are made after extractions should be delayed by several weeks and sometimes months as the gums and boney ridge will likely be healing and as a result the ridge form will change typically shrinking after the swelling goes down. The boney ridges continue to change shape over a lifetime, but the greatest change typically occurs in the first six months. These changes typically will require the need for denture adhesives on an interim basis until the dentures can be relined or remade. Dental implants may prove to be a solution to loss of denture retention and instability.

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Question:  getting new bottom set of dentures, what is the best kind (material wise)

Jul 02, 2012 1:37 pm

Dentures have typically been made for decades using a plastic material known as an acrylic resin. This is an excellent material that is cost-effective for the many years of service it provides and it is relatively easy to repair if needed.

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Question:  teeth have all fallen out due to lack of dental care . never felt pain. can i have dentures made without dental procedures?

Jul 02, 2012 1:37 pm

While I am unclear what you mean by “dental procedures,” you WILL need to see a dentist or prosthodontist, a specialist in denture construction, to have dentures made.

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Question:  I have 2 big canker sores from wearing a temporary upper denture as of 11 days ago. The sore is hitting a nerve that makes it feel like the worst toothache ever. Is there anything I can use to make the sores go away. I've been freaking out in pain.

Jul 02, 2012 1:36 pm

Sore spots under your dentures are a result of several things. First, it may be that the dentures are too large for your gums. This can be fixed by adjusting the over-extended areas and then carefully polishing the denture borders. Second, the sore spots may be a result of the dentures not fitting against the gums, resulting in areas of pressure on the gums (the pressure should be evenly distributed under the denture bases). This can be adjusted by re-fitting the gum side of the dentures with a hard acrylic material. Third, the sore spots may be related to improper cleaning of the denture, resulting in accumulations of bacteria or fungi that cause inflammation of the gums. Finally, localized sore spots may be related to an inaccurate “bite,” which may cause the dentures to shift and put unequal pressure on the gums. All of these conditions can be remedied by your dentist or a prosthodontist, a specialist in denture construction. To locate a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.

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Question:  What is the best way to clean and store your dentures over night?

Jul 02, 2012 1:35 pm

To minimize staining, properly clean your dentures daily to remove food and plaque bacteria. Brushing with a denture brush or soft toothbrush will prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and keep your mouth healthy. Moisten the brush and apply a non-abrasive denture paste (regular toothpaste is too abrasive). Brush every surface, inside and out, scrubbing gently. A variety of over-the-counter denture cleanser products may be safely used (by following the manufacturer’s instructions) to remove most stains. Do not use toothpaste, as it is designed to be used on teeth, and often contains materials and chemicals that help whiten and strengthen teeth, but may harm dentures, which are made of a very durable plastic. Even though the plastic is strong, it is not as strong as the enamel of teeth and may be scratched by using toothpaste to clean your dentures. After rinsing them thoroughly, soak your dentures in water-based cleaning solution overnight.

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Question:  I have cheap upper dentures that are real loose and I need to find the best product to reline them can you help me A Vet in the USA

Jul 02, 2012 1:34 pm

Strongly advise that you seek the care of a dentist so that the dentures are properly relined. The over the counter materials offered at drug stores are only temporary.

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