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Old 11-01-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Realistic dentures

Hello all. I am a 43 old female living in the south. Recently I had to have all my teeth removed due to excessive acid reflux eating away at them.

My teeth were one of my nicest qualities in my 30s and I received many compliments on them. The dentist tells me that I will not be able to support implants but that full dentures should be no problem. Another Dentist tells me that before getting dentures I should really make sure to get my acid reflux in check because even now the acid reflux could damage dentures.

I want to do this right. To me, dentures are more important than a new car and I've been saving up. I've seen ads for contoured and hand painted dentures with gums that look very realistic. Our family has a genetically passed on trait/ part in our front teeth and was hoping to ask the Dentist if I could get that.(nothing too wide of course.)

I have shopped online and for every dental website I visit ,half do not show their own work with before and after. One in particular showed 4 before /after shots and unfortunately 2 out of the 4 were awful looking afters with the other two being acceptable. Seems they were batting 50/50.

I want to have input.
Thanks all.

 
Old 11-03-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Re: Realistic dentures

I don't believe that acid reflux will damage dentures. In England in the 1940's John Haigh was convicted of murdering several women and disposing of their bodies in a bath of acid. One victim was identified from the denture in the remains of the acid bath material.
Concerning your dentures, you need to consult a dentist who has a particular interest in dental prosthetics, or go direct to a clinical dental technician who will do all the work including impressions.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:49 AM   #3
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Re: Realistic dentures

As Riptoff said, seek out a dentist who specializes in replacement of teeth- a prosthodontist. Also, if you know anyone who wears dentures- talk to them and ask who they used. It is a very hard conversation to start but one I am sure you will benefit from. Quite often dentures in younger people are undetectable. Make sure you discuss all of your concerns and what you expect of the outcome. Great looking dentures are out there!

Good luck

 
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