New Dentures
JRD

Aripeka, FL

#511 Nov 30, 2009
Good Luck Angel!!!:)
Angel

Santee, CA

#512 Nov 30, 2009
Thanks JRD.

***

Well, I could write a novel on what I learned today. My question was simple as I asked my dentist if he had ever heard of a denture leaching chemicals or problems with metals, or was under-curing a problem with causing the burning senation in the mouth. He just said, get up - come with me and took me into the lab - where 2 of the lab technicians were working. We talked. They showed me the tank where the dentures were encased in metal jackets "curing" - with temperature gauges attached to them. Can you undercure? Highly unlikly, the material would be soft - rubber-like, no adjustments could be made. Can you be allergic to something in acrylic. Yes. Are most people. No. Is there a problem with metal leaching chemical compounds? Maybe years ago when Nickle was used. Now, never heard of it happening. Their questions: the people who complain, have they had their mouth swabbed for a fungal infection? Do they have other allergies or health concerns. Do all metal and plastics irritate the mouth - do you eat with metal utensils? I saw a technician working on a new set of dentures, individually setting the teeth by looking at the mold and picking out the teeth one-by-one that most closely matched it. Very interesting. Do the dentist just have a standard set that they use? No - they take into consideration the face shape, size, amount of gum that has receded is replaced with more acrylic - Things I never thought of. What a great education. I go back on the 14th for the wax try-in of the actual way the teeth will "look" - I will be able to say, too long, too short, too thick, too thin - whatever. I have done this before, but not with the background that I have now. So, I guess what I have is a mild allergy to something in the acrylic - why the over-denture and not the first immediate, no guess - since the materials are the same. Thankfully for me the reaction is tolerable. I don't know what to say MM and Thommy - there was so "secret" in the lab going on, and they have made thousands over the years.
JRD

Aripeka, FL

#513 Nov 30, 2009
Very Interesting Angel!!
I always like to learn about things, so maybe the dental clinic will be as forthcoming with the information and the tour.
Good Luck on the 14th!!
What a great Christmas Gift you will be getting this year!!:)
Angel

Santee, CA

#515 Nov 30, 2009
Found this and thought it might be interesting or informative.

http://waldo.villagesoup.com/business/brief/h...

Since: Oct 09

Plano, TX

#516 Nov 30, 2009
Angel wrote:
Thanks JRD.
***
Well, I could write a novel on what I learned today. My question was simple as I asked my dentist if he had ever heard of a denture leaching chemicals or problems with metals, or was under-curing a problem with causing the burning senation in the mouth. He just said, get up - come with me and took me into the lab - where 2 of the lab technicians were working. We talked. They showed me the tank where the dentures were encased in metal jackets "curing" - with temperature gauges attached to them. Can you undercure? Highly unlikly, the material would be soft - rubber-like, no adjustments could be made. Can you be allergic to something in acrylic. Yes. Are most people. No. Is there a problem with metal leaching chemical compounds? Maybe years ago when Nickle was used. Now, never heard of it happening. Their questions: the people who complain, have they had their mouth swabbed for a fungal infection? Do they have other allergies or health concerns. Do all metal and plastics irritate the mouth - do you eat with metal utensils? I saw a technician working on a new set of dentures, individually setting the teeth by looking at the mold and picking out the teeth one-by-one that most closely matched it. Very interesting. Do the dentist just have a standard set that they use? No - they take into consideration the face shape, size, amount of gum that has receded is replaced with more acrylic - Things I never thought of. What a great education. I go back on the 14th for the wax try-in of the actual way the teeth will "look" - I will be able to say, too long, too short, too thick, too thin - whatever. I have done this before, but not with the background that I have now. So, I guess what I have is a mild allergy to something in the acrylic - why the over-denture and not the first immediate, no guess - since the materials are the same. Thankfully for me the reaction is tolerable. I don't know what to say MM and Thommy - there was so "secret" in the lab going on, and they have made thousands over the years.
What a neat experience!!! I agree! There is a tremendous amount of technology and skill associated with dentures. Most dentists are not well versed. My prosthodontist used to teach other prosthodontists as an instructor at an institution.

LEACHING- One thing that I do know is that there is a proper way to cure dentures (which is a day long process), and that some denture makers short-cut this. Despite the immediate curing process, gases will continue to be emitted because not all the chemical processes deep within the acrylic have stabalized. Any chemist experienced in plastics will say that acrylics and plastics 'cure' or give off gases for an extended period of time after they have been molded.[EX.- Sometimes you can smell the plastic's gases from the big K-mart type you buy for storage....or with Epoxy Resins you can smell and sense the bitterness of the curing.] When I first got my dentures, I did a lot of research into the possible metal content because they blended a metal alloy into my permanents (I refused that set). Metals are tough on the body.

Since: Oct 09

Plano, TX

#517 Nov 30, 2009
Angel wrote:
Found this and thought it might be interesting or informative.
http://waldo.villagesoup.com/business/brief/h...
Yea, I read that the other day.
It confirms problems which people experience.[My own personal take is that it also confirms that "there are subjects or areas where they do not want to go" such as the subject of leaching of chemicals or toxicological factors of some products.]

Since: Jun 09

United States

#518 Dec 1, 2009
Angel wrote:
Found this and thought it might be interesting or informative.
http://waldo.villagesoup.com/business/brief/h...
Interesting that they do not mention chemicals and only state that if BMS is caused by dentures, the dentist can make adjustments to the denture so it fits better.

I certainly fit the profile for those who are most likely to have BMS: Female, well over 60, many years post menopausal. I do not have thrush or vitamin deficiencies and am in good health. My denture fits great and doesn't need any adjustments.

I'm not buying that this is the entire story....it might be all they know or all they are willing to say.
Angel

Santee, CA

#519 Dec 1, 2009
I fit the same profile - I am thinking that it is an allergy to "something" in the acrylic. Although why from this one and not the previous 2 I have no idea. MM - BOTH of your dentures caused the burning? From the very beginning?

Since: Jun 09

United States

#520 Dec 1, 2009
Angel, the second denture I had made (the one I took so much time with, picking out the teeth, trying in the wax model) turned out, not only to be a set of horse teeth but they fell right out of my mouth. These were made of Paladon which is the least irritating and we hoped I would not have burning while wearing them.

I have to say I believe these would have worked. The finish on them was different, polished so smooth it was amazing but since they were much too big my only option was lining them with the same old stuff that burned before and I never bothered to do that.

Almost everyday the burning gets worse. You are very lucky you can tolerate it. I'm completely convinced that it is the denture because the burning begins within an hour of putting them in and is gone within minutes after removing it. I'm hoping I don't have this trouble with the hybrid I have to wear while the osteointegration takes place because I can't take that out.
mcbmomma

Noel, MO

#521 Dec 2, 2009
Are Denturedad or GYGCL still reading this thread? I would like to ask a question.
Angel

Santee, CA

#522 Dec 2, 2009
Yes, MM that is exactly what my dentist said. If the irritation clears when the denture is out, it's the denture. But what???? And is it your response or an actual irritant - hmmmm, good question since millions of people wear it and there seems to be few of us who have it. Weird. I think you will have much better luck with the implant support, since the palate is open, and much less coverage by the acrylic.
LugNut

United States

#523 Dec 9, 2009
I just had my teeth pulled yesterday, i have my temporary dentures. I also am having the implants done on the upper and lower arch so I can be able to eat without adhesives. Check into the procedure. I am getting my implants through AFFORDABLE DENTURES here in MADISON, TN

Since: Jun 09

United States

#524 Dec 10, 2009
LugNut, I'm getting my implants done by Dr. T. at cleverdental -- I just realized he advertises on this site.
Rick

Duluth, MN

#525 Dec 31, 2009
Lucy, I had a front partial like you have for about ten years. My next dentist recommended a bridge, which I had until today, If you stay with the partial, the wire around your two adjacent teeth will decay. If possible, ask your dentist about the bridge, it is seated into the roots of the two adjacent teeth and feels natural.
JRD

Aripeka, FL

#526 Jan 1, 2010
Happy New Year Everyone!!!:)
I hope everyone is adjusting to the new dentures. I still have a lot of issues with mine, I can't eat a lot of foods, even cut up really small, so I have to stick with softer foods. It sucked during the holidays, especially with all of the yummy snacks, cakes and cookies. Oh well, I have lost about 30 pounds since I have had my teeth pulled out, so there is a plus :)
jmm

Bozeman, MT

#527 Jan 3, 2010
I got a full upper denture 7 weeks ago and a partial lower. I have had no problem speaking but they fall out if I even open my mouth, so I got an adhesive to keep them in. Unfortunately, they ache all the time. No one said anything about intermediate dentures. As far as I know what I have is what I get. They are quite loose. He did say they would reline 6 months down the road, but that is it. I have gone back for adjustments when they make sores in my mouth, which happens frequently. I sure hope it gets better someday.

Since: Jun 09

Mead, CO

#528 Jan 3, 2010
jmm...if they don't fit now, why don't they reline now? It should give you a tighter fit.
NAD

United States

#529 Jan 5, 2010
tell me - for those who are not able to eat - do you have a full denture on top and bottom or just on top
im getting all my upper teeth pulled on the 22nd ( and boy am i nervous)
but was just wondering if i would have such troubles trying to bite down on stuff with just an upper denture

Since: Jun 09

Mead, CO

#530 Jan 5, 2010
NAD, I have a full upper and partial lower. The uppers were extracted in June and I still have trouble eating many things.

It will be easier for you having just the upper. The lowers seem to give most people more trouble, even partial lowers. Keep whatever teeth you can.

The extractions will probably be easier than getting used to the denture. Make sure you have plenty of soft food and get some ensure to drink as you will not be eating much for a while.

Please keep us posted and good luck tomorrow.
Phil McCleary

Loganville, GA

#531 Jan 12, 2010
Lonewolf wrote:
I wish that I had spoken to someone with dentures prior to having my upper teeth pulled due to most of them being broken.I didn't realize that eating would never be enjoyable again.I couldn't afford implants and caps are a joke as they usually last a couple of years before they start coming off.This is the biggest mistake I've ever made.
Hello Lonewolf
I am sorry you are having problems. I had my teeth pulled in my late 30's and it was the best thing I ever had done formyself. No more pain of broken teeth or infections. You did not explain what is wrong. What ever it is I am sure it can be worked out. Hangin there it will get better I am sure.

Phil

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