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question (id # 1983)


Hello, I have a few questions. I've been having bridges for many years (I am 37 and I got my first bridge when I was 16) and unfortunately they always become loose on one side, therefore either new bridge needs to be made or my remaining teeth underneath start decaying. The dentist suggested chrome-cobalt partial dentures. As seen on the picture it will be for my upper jaw covering approx. 8 teeth. Is that a good suggestion for me and my age? I am worried that my jaw will shrunk too much and I will loose all my remaining upper teeth. I am not happy with bridges as they don't last and 8 implants is too expensive. Also is the partial denture removable anytime so I can clean it properly? Many thanks.

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question (id # 1953)


I had all but 3 top teeth removed in 2013 and had a temporary denture in place for 18 months. The denture was made by a CDT who worked alongside my dental clinic. He since then has no affiliation with the clinic.When I required a permanent denture I went to the CDT direct (without seeing my dentist) who took impressions and said that one of the remaining teeth was in such a bad condition that he thought it may fall out or require to be taken out. He made a chrome cobalt denture (again no contact was made with a dentist) and inserted mesh so that when the tooth came out he could quickly add another to the denture. He also advised that although there were no problems with my bottom teeth I would need a denture to fill the gaps at the bottom so that the top would fit correctly. As I was spending a lot of money he said he would make a bleaching kit for the bottom front teeth. There is no enamel on the bottom teeth just dentine but I didn't know that at the time. When I got the permanent dentures I had a lot of problems and saw the CDT numerous times but he said there was not much he could do. As the bottom denture was extremely painful he suggested that I take them out to eat. Still having a lot of pain I went back to my dentist who told me that they were very badly fitting dentures, that the bottom one's would never fit as I had little bones (Torres?)and my denture would not go over them. My top denture slanted back so much that when I bit together my bottom one's knocked out the top. He then told me that the CDT should have not made chrome cobalt dentures without a prescription from him. The CDT refunded my money but I am still stuck with these terrible dentures until I can get new ones made. Did the CDT break the law? And should I be entitled to compensation for the effect these awful dentures have made to my life?

question (id # 1823)


I have had most of my top teeth removed and replaced with a transitional denture. Since having the initial work done I have lost more teeth and have only 2 upper teeth remaining (top left rear, which has filling) and 1 tooth on the left side, 3rd one in from the centre teeth). My NHS acrylic dentures have split twice and I have had to have 3 teeth repaired, so am not very happy. On a visit to a CDT for repair work he suggested I have a chrome plate made - will this work with just 2 upper teeth on 1 side. Is is possible to have a full chrome denture? Will other be able to see the chrome when I talk or throw my head back and laugh?

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question (id # 1548)


I have a full top set of dentures. I need a new set because they're worn down, don't fit now because my gums have shrunk, and have been mended many times.
I went to see a dentist yesterday, 1st Dec. and she said she would get a new set fitted for me by Christmas.
I took my old teeth with me and she asked me to put them in, then wiggled them and she could see they didn't fit.

I then had my impressions done, well one. I had the bottom one done, then before having the top one I told her that I tend to reach but if I sit forward, it does help. She said fine. But, then she said I'll do it a different way then, and picked up my dentures and said she would make the impression with 'them'.

I was stunned! When she had finished, feeling confused I asked her if my new teeth would fit. She said 'oh no, don't worry, we'll be making the dentures from scratch. I've done that to get an impression of your mouth that's all. It will be ok.'
I have to go back on 8th to have a wax fitting, and I'm very worried because I don't think my new teeth will fit? Seems to me she's made a 'copy' of my old teeth instead of making me a new set.

Does this sound right what she did? The trouble is, my final fitting is on 22nd Dec, the day they close.

Thank you.

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question (id # 1319)


Hello. I have had dentures for about thirty years, and my dentist has said that I have no gum left on my lower jaw.He mentioned something about a dysfunctional jaw. Can you make me any wiser. I keep getting pains in my gums and throat.

Thankyou for your time.

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question (id # 1015)


I am a 51 year old woman who unfortunately lost all my upper teeth, and all but 6 of my lower ones, by the age of 46. This was partly caused by poor dental work when I was young, and compounded by my being seriously ill.  I suffered with cancer when I was 43.  The chemo caused me to be very sick and I developed infections under the teeth I had left at that time. I am still relatively young.



I would love to have natural looking teeth, but could not afford implants as I have been unable to return to work since my illness. My current dentures are NHS ones. Where can I get some natural looking dentures that I am able to afford and which fit without the use of fixative? A dental technician, who repaired my teeth when they broke, said that he could make some privately - is this an option? I don't think I can afford to pay for private dentures through a dentist.  I appreciate any advice.

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question (id # 925)


What are the differences please between constructing dentures for adults and children?

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question (id # 913)


What is a spoon denture? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these and what does one look like please?

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question (id # 800)


I clean the teeth I have well and still I seem to be losing the teeth next to my dentures.  I am told I need a new denture - can you explain please?

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question (id # 738)


I have dentures made at the dentists and they look horrible.  My friend said that I could visit a clinical dental technician who is a lot more qualified than a dentist on making dentures is that true and if so, how can I find one because I am totally fed up.  I have been back 8 times and each time they look worse.

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question (id # 608)


I have a full denture for my top teeth. After about 1 hour wearing them I start to heave and feel as if  I am about to be sick. Can anything be done to solve this
thanks M Simcoe

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question (id # 394)


My dentist recommends a chrome denture?  What is it please and why chrome?

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question (id # 390)


I have a denture showing lots of clasps, which I hate.  What can I do about it?  I have been told by my dentist that this is what is needed to keep it stable?

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question (id # 386)


Am I too old at 80 to have an implant if I have dentures?

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question (id # 384)


Why must I have new dentures as often as my dentist suggests?

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question (id # 382)


What are magnets in the mouth?

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question (id # 380)


My denture clasps show a lot and look ugly.  What can I do?

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question (id # 378)


Why a chrome denture?

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The following questions were not orginally posted in this category, but may be related:

question (id # 1372)


I had my top teeth removed about 10 years ago and since then have had about 6 sets of top dentures made. None have really fitted properly and since finishing my working life, have not been wearing the denture as I find it easier to eat without it. I feel guilty when I have to talk to anyone. For the last 2 years I have had problems with depression and anxiety. This has caused me to start biting into my top gums with my bottom teeth and making them sore. Any answers please would be much appreciated.

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question (id # 1324)


I'd like your panel of dentists' opinion on flexible dentures. My current dentist wants to use them to cover two missing right upper molars, and she tells me they don't need ugly clasps. My previous dentist disapproved of them and said they'd go brittle with time. Which of them is right?



Many thanks.

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question (id # 1463)


Hi I have 2 questions please.
1) What are the reasons for tooth preparation prior to partial denture constructions ?
2) What are the differences between constructing dentures for adults and children ?

Thanks

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question (id # 1823)


I have had most of my top teeth removed and replaced with a transitional denture. Since having the initial work done I have lost more teeth and have only 2 upper teeth remaining (top left rear, which has filling) and 1 tooth on the left side, 3rd one in from the centre teeth). My NHS acrylic dentures have split twice and I have had to have 3 teeth repaired, so am not very happy. On a visit to a CDT for repair work he suggested I have a chrome plate made - will this work with just 2 upper teeth on 1 side. Is is possible to have a full chrome denture? Will other be able to see the chrome when I talk or throw my head back and laugh?

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