Sunday, August 2, 2009

How much do dentures & dental implants for dentures hurt?

I am going to have all my teeth removed, and have dentures and dental implants put in. ( ; )

My questions are, how much does this hurt? How long does it hurt? How long before you can eat "normal" foods? What can you do to lessen the pain? How long does it take for the dentures to feel normal in your mouth? How long before you can speak and laugh normally? What kind of foods are you unable to eat anymore? What is the best product to keep your dentures in?

Any help would be tremendously appreciated!

How much do dentures %26amp; dental implants for dentures hurt?
I can certainly answer your question from experience. (see my avatar, that is my new smile)

From the links you provided are you getting mini's? I do not have mini implants but traditional ones. I have teeth in a day where they pulled my teeth, placed the implants and attached beautiful teeth to my implants all in one surgery.

However, I was not permitted to chew anything that took pressure. I was permitted to chew softer things like baked fish, pasta, green beans etc. But nothing that took any kind of chewing. I had to eat this way for 5 months. I was told this could interfer with the bonding process. Now I can eat anything anyone with natural teeth eat.

Another thing I cannot remove my teeth they are attached with screws to the implants. With implants it is very uncomfortable to have them out. So since your not getting just dentures you will have a different way to care for them as one would just dentures. With a removable denture you will be able to use the denture tablets to clean them. For me I just use toothpaste as anyone does. The advantage for implants is the teeth will stay in place and not flop around. Many with dentures result to having to use adhesives to glue them down.

You can write to me directly by clicking on my name. There are so many questions I can't answer since I do not know if your getting mini's or traditional implants
Reply:i want to have dentures implant but i worry with the price... i am now currently wearing dentures the one are removable,, not nice though.
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Can u keep gingivitis or periodontal disease under control or are u pretty much doomed to lose ur teeth?

i dont have any pockets or anything i think i just have gingivitis my gums bleed when i brush them( just around my bottom teeth) but my gums seem to have receded a bit, im not sure tho..but is there any hope for me to keep my teeth as i just had dental implants and bone grafting to my upper jaw..

Can u keep gingivitis or periodontal disease under control or are u pretty much doomed to lose ur teeth?
Gingivitis is an inflammation or infection of the gums which can be healed. It is caused by build up, soft sticky plaque which then turns into hard tartar (also called calculus). Daily brushing 2-3 times daily for 2 minutes with a soft toothbrush, flossing and a rinse can help keep the gingivitis from occuring. However, you do need regular dental cleanings as you can remove the plaque but once the tartar has hardened you cannot remove it and it will be a constant source of trouble until it is removed. If gingivitis is present it will eventually progress and turn into periodontal disease which is a bone disease that causes you to lose the supporting bone around your teeth. This is what causes tooth loss in the more advanced stages. If you are seeing your dental professional on a regular basis and doing all you can with homecare there is really no reason for anyone to expect to lose their teeth in their lifetime. Your recession may have been caused by brushing too hard, using a brush that is too hard, having braces at one point, or the way that the tooth is positioned in your mouth and may have no connection to the gingivitis. If you were sure you had periodontal disease then I might say they are related, but it doesn't sound like it.

Good luck and take good care of your implants!

JAMRDH - a dental hygienist
Reply:This should be addressed to your dentist to prevent further damage.Early intervention is always best when dealing with any issues concerning your preciousness.
Reply:yes. there are treatments ask your dentist.
Reply:if your gum bleed when you brush it is gingivitis and you should see your dentist and get it under control. If left untreated you can lose your teeth.
Reply:You just spent a ton of cash on your mouth....go to the dentist...they can definately help you. Follow their treatment faithfully. Don't waste any time...go soon!

Peace be with you!
Reply:There are prescription mouthwash and toothepastes u can get from your hygienist. If u can u should try flossing more but not too hard lol.
Reply:The problem that you're having is that you think you can control gingivitis just by brushing. It's not how many times you's how you brush. If you brush softly with a soft bristle tooth-brush in a circular motion towards the gum line you should be on the right track at least. Now, a reason that your gums could be receeding is that you do not brush that way. You have a medium or hard bristle tooth-brush and your technique is off. When you brush back and forth you irritate your gums and thus causing it to receed. There is nothing that can be done about your gums receeding but you can start brushing right. You can buy an Oral B tooth-brush (the electronic ones) and just glide it from tooth to tooth and not worry about having to do circles cause it already turns. Try that out. As far as gingivitis...floss more. It can also be a hormonal imbalance. I get patients all the time with good teeth but has gingivitis cause they're pregnant or whatever the case may be. So it's all up to you. Brush and floss only the teeth you want to keep... :) Service with a smile
Reply:When a patient has a diagnosis of periodontal disease There's a specialist Dentist called "Periodontists" that's the best options for a treatment.


Will my teeth grow back, i have cavities?

i have like 3 cavities, and i am going to pull them out.

thing is, i dont know if they are adult teeth or baby teeth.

so will i have to get 3 implants if those are my last teeth?

or do adult teeth not get cavities?

Will my teeth grow back, i have cavities?
how old are you? have your teeth fallen out before? if so, they're adult teeth, and will not grow back. I would highly advise against pulling out your own teeth. go see a dentist, and they will fix it for you, most likely without removing the entire tooth.
Reply:Adult teeth get cavities and adult teeth dont grow back so if they are baby teeth your safe but if they are adult teeth then you will have to get implants
Reply:There are a select few that keep one or two baby teeth through adulthood, but most baby teeth are lost by the time someone is 12 years old. You will have to get something in place of these teeth that are being removed whether it be a bridge or implants. I just have to add ... if you feel like there is a cavity in your mouth get it fixed right away and you won't HAVE TO LOSE THEM! It is WORTH it! You are spending way more money by yanking them out of your head than you would have getting them filled.

Take care of yourself!
Reply:Adult teeth do get cavaties- if you are 14 or over you will have all your adult teeth.

Baby teeth are usually more pale than adult teeth.

It depends on how serious you cavaties are but for a cavatie you usually dont have to pull out the tooth just get it filled.

If you pull out a Adult Tooth It will NOT grow back.

(In Rare cases they have but I don not reccomend trying)


Do dental implants hurt??

I've heard stories about getting dental implants to replace open gaps between teeth. is it painful? and does it feel wierd?

Do dental implants hurt??
Placing Implant can be a pain free procedure if you are numbed properly.

It's the best and most conservative treatment of a missing tooth, the success rate is very high, and most patient usually appreciate this treatment well after it's completed.

once the implant is placed, it needs a period of time for healing, and before putting the crown one, some implants are immediate loading, it means they can put the crown immediately after the surgery,

The best is to check with your dentist to see if you are a candidate for implants.

good luck
Reply:everything hurts
Reply:Nope...ive had 3 ... born with missing teeth...they dont hurt at all..but its a long process...and its a **** load of money.


it doesnt feel as weird as a gap.....LOL but i will admit its not as natural as i thought it was going to be...maybe its the people i had the actual surgery was done good..but the man who makes my teeth i feel like he does a really bad job...i would advise you to look into who you go to for htat...or you will end up with something that cost ALOT..and looks ALOT more fake then you thought it was going to.

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Dental implants or a permanent bridge?

I had two teeth pulled years ago (upper teeth/incisors/both sides) when I had braces, to make room to move my teeth into their "correct" positions. The main problem with this was, the teeth that were pulled were "baby teeth" that I'd never lost...and there were no "adult teeth" to come in after them. Now I'm left with two gaps, on both sides of my upper teeth. My orthodontist fitted me with a partial "denture" plate in lieu of the standard retainer when the braces came off, to hold the empty spots open. I was told that the retainer wouldn't be a permanent "fix" for my problem, and I'd eventually have to have either a permanent bridge affixed, or have dental implants done to replace the two missing teeth. What would you guys suggest? I'm a dental phobe, so the idea of having someone drill into my upper jaw to set posts for implants freaks me out. I've also heard that posts also have to be set for bridges as well...though I'm not sure.

Dental implants or a permanent bridge?
An implant would usually be the best option for you as it is a direct replacement of the missing teeth.

A bridge requires the teeth either side to be ground down to accept crowns, and is therefore more aggressive. It is more suited to patients who have already had some decay damage to the adjacent teeth, and where crowns would be a side benefit. In your case with missing lateral incisors, a standard 3-unit bridge would not be necessary - a cantilever bridge could come off the canines, or a double cantilever off the central incisors.

For implants, you need to get your situation assessed by a specialist - either a periodontist or a prosthodontist. In such a cosmetically demanding position of front teeth, you want the best operator for the best results. Beware that a lot of general dentists now are doing implants, and I would be wary of their skill level.

My 21 yo daughter has just received implants for her missing laterals, placed by a periodontist. She is a real dentaphobe too (just her "luck" to have a father who's a dentist!), but she was very happy with the ease and minimal discomfort of the procedure. If she can handle it, anyone can.
Reply:implants are much more invasive however you have the option of being asleep for the procedure. i have had this done and am very happy with the results. not as painful as i was thinking it would be after seeing the pictures of what they actually did. it is also much more expensive but also more permanent.
Reply:Implants are permanent...bridges usually need to be replaced every 7 to 10 years. Also, a bridge will need the two teeth next to the missing teeth to be ground down. If there is nothing wrong with these teeth, disturbing them is a bad idea.

Over your lifetime, implants will cost less.
Reply:I have had a fixed bridge in my mouth almost 20 years, and I have also seen implant abuments replaced after a year.. nothing is set in stone....

I would think the cost would be close to the same.

The bridge would require the teeth on either side of the "gap" to be reduced, impressions made, wait a couple of weeks; then have the bridge seated.

The implant procedure would require a wait to make sure the implant "takes", then the impression procedure... and seat the crown that will cover the implant abutment.

Ask your dentist about the pros and cons of each, along with price difference...

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Teeth extracted vs. expansion surgery?

I just went to my ortho and found out that I need to fix a crossbite. My Ortho says I'm too old (29) and braces alone won't fix it. The bone is too hard now so he will either have to extract the tooth and the matching tooth on the other side or I'd have to go to an oral surgeon and have expansion surgery to fix the bone. I'd be able to keep all my teeth with the surgery. I also lost a couple of teeth in the very back bottom part of my mouth when I was really young. I never had it fixed so now my teeth are spread apart and it seems to be getting worse. So the ortho said I could either have those bottom teeth pulled forward or I could get implants.So should I get the implants and surgery (option 1) or should I get my teeth extracted (top teeth) and the bottom teeth pulled forward with the use of braces (option 2)

Option 1 will cost $15000

Option 2 will cost $3000

I don't care about the cost. I just want to know what you would do...Thank you so much


Teeth extracted vs. expansion surgery?
Your dentist sounds state of the art, and has your best interests in mind.

Do not base your decision on money. You are going to use your mouth for the rest of your life and 15 thousand dollars is less than the price of a car, which you would use for only about 5 years. Keep a perspective on it.

Ask your dentist what he or she would do and then you will have the optimal treatment option.

PS. As a former dental practice manager and consultant in high end cosmetic and restorative dentistry, I would go with option 1 because it is the goal to retain all of your teeth for as long as possible. Losing even one tooth will effect all the rest of your teeth (as you have learned from experience) and will create its own set of problems down the road. The potential down the road problems may be just as complex, time consuming and expensive as the preventive measure suggested by your dentist.

Also, a dentist won't just suggest the most expensive option, if he believes your teeth and bite are not worth the effort or the expense then he will say so.
Reply:Option 2.
Reply:it makes no sense to go through the pain and cost of option one when you can do option two. NEVER forget that surgery always comes with a risk!!

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Bad teeth at 20....?

Hey.I am 20 years old and my teeth have become so bad that I think I might need some of them taken out, certainly the top one's anyway. I have natrually very weak teeth but it is mainly due to past drug use that my teeth are so bad. My problem is that I am really embarassed about how bad my teeth are at such a young age so I am terrified of going to the dentist to get them fixed. I am able to get free dental treatment on the UK's NHS but I am only able to get dentures, I would need to pay to get implants (which i can't afford at the moment).

So I guess I'm just looking for you guys to put my mind at ease, I have an appointment in two days. Dentures is not ideal at such a young age but I know that its way better than having ugly teeth - but I am still really nervous about going.

Also, is it possible to get dentures for say 1-2 years and then get implants at a later date when I can afford them? because I know that no teeth damages the bone which may prevent implants at later date

Bad teeth at 20....?
Are your teeth damaged from methamphetamine? I'm not asking to judge you, but to get some idea of how "bad" they might be.

Here's the deal. If your dentist is advising dentures, particularly for the upper teeth, do that. I guarantee that you will feel 100% (at least) better about their appearance. You will have to adjust to not having teeth, and I'm sure you'll do fine. One of the biggest things about an upper denture is that it covers your palate, altering how you taste food.

Given your age (20) and the fact that you probably have lots of bone, I strongly encourage you to get implants as soon as you can. Over time you will loose much of the bone that usually supports the teeth, so sooner is definitely better. FYI: you don't have to get 8-10 implants, either. Getting 4 on the top will greatly improve your quality of life with a denture as it will allow you to have a denture that has an open palate and just less plastic in your mouth in general.

Try to be really honest with your dentist about your fears, concerns, etc as the only way he can address them is if he knows about them. Again, I'm sure you'll do superbly.

Good luck!
Reply:can you get veneers to cover them?
Reply:The Dentist is there to help you, not judge you and lecture you for your bad teeth. Be sure to make a list of questions for him, like the one you have about maybe not being able to have implants later. That way, you won't forget anything, and you'll be prepared. Good luck!
Reply:i would say get the implants now .....even if u dont think u can afford them.....put them on credit! i mean what r they gonna do? send the repo guys to take ur teeth back??????
Reply:You should be able to get implants later on but its a lot of pain. One of our friends got them and they spilit open the gum to put this titatiam curved piece in and then you have to wait until that all heals and attaches with your jaw.

then they put the teeth in so your basically going a month with no teeth at all. I don't think dentures are as bad as that.. couldn't just get porcelin caps huh?
Reply:Im in the same boat you are. but mine are due to never drinking milk, or eating any calcium once so ever.

Its a bit relieving to know im not the only one with this problem on my mind.

and look at the brightside, I live in the states, atleast you have the UK's utopian like policy to pay for the dentures if you go that rought.

Best of luck
Reply:50 years ago, it was the norm to get dentures at young age - my Mum was 15, and had had polio. Her mother had all her teeth knocked out (and those of her 3 younger sisters) to prevent a reoccurance of the disease. I wouldn't worry to much, I never realised my Mum had false teeth 'till I was about 15 and found her brushing her teeth (holding them in her hands over the bathroom sink). It never freaked me out, and as I am now in a similar situation to you, I have been contemplating them. I see no down side really, the glue is good enough that you can eat steak normally, my only problem is that I don't think I qualify to get them for free, and I can't afford to pay for them (where I am they can be over $1000 after public health helps...) BTW, I have only lost two back teeth so far, but due to poor dental hygiene, I know it's only a matter of time...
Reply:Don't be afraid or embarassed to visit a dentist. It will be in your best interest and will be good for you. A few weeks ago I struggled with asking my boss for training because I was thinking about the expense involved. People here suggested that I go ahead and ask. I asked and guess what, I got a week off + all cost paid to another city for the training I need.

My advice to you is go visit at least two dentists, get their opinions and advice and see whom you are more comfortable with.

My guess it that they would handle the situation very delicately and would put you at ease. They see this stuff all the time and their job is not to embarass you but to help you.

Bottom line: get your teeth, life and family in order. You are young and have a whole life in front of you.
Reply:Get the gas while you are in the chair (if they offer it in the UK) and lots of novacaine!!!

If you tell them you are really scared, they should have no problem administering it to you. It should knock you right out.
Reply:You will probably have a full set of x-rays done first to see how the bone structure and roots look. Implants would be the ideal treatment, if your teeth need extraction at all. However in lots of cases dentist are able to rebuild your teeth (the crowns of the teeth, using the remaining roots) if the roots are still in good condition. In that case you WILL NOT need implants. If it is possible to rebuild at least some of your teeth, a remaining gap can be "bridged" by false teeth, using the re-built teeth as holding pillars.

It's a good thing that you decided to take care of your teeth and stay off of drugs! Don't be embarrassed! I have worked in the dental field for more then 8 yrs. I have seen so many bad teeth it doesn't bother me. We are there to help you. The only thing that would make me frown is if you didn't go to the dentist.

Don't worry based on your initial exam, the dentist will come up with a treatment plan to get you started on your way to healthy teeth! Good luck!
Reply:If you have the option of root canals, crowns, veneers, what have you .......... TAKE THAT OPTION. What you don't want to do is to lose your real teeth. Regardless how bad they are, there's a good chance that a GOOD %26amp; COMPETENT dentist can fix them. Removing them is your very last option.
Reply:yes of course wearing dentures harms the bone of your jaws gradually but it takes a long time...the best choice for you is Implant but if you dont afford that you can wear dentures dont be worry about the harms to your bone....and as i know in young ppl this bone i mean residual ridge of mandible and maxilla can tolerate more pressure...

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