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Natural Partial Dentures

Dr Dean Lloyd

 

Publication Date:  May 15 2016

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Genré: Health & Wellbeing

Age Group: 18+

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Jack's Coin by Jessi Dobbins

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Natural Full Dentures

Dr Dean Lloyd

 

Publication Date: August 24 2011

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Genré: Health & Wellbeing

Age Group: 18+

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Jack's Coin by Jessi Dobbins

For 35 years I have studied and solved the problems denture wearing patients have.
Problems such as:
• Sore gums
• Ill-fitting dentures
• Unnatural looking teeth
• Blunt teeth
• Painful gums or ulcers caused by loose dentures.

I have written these books for you; so that you can go to your dental practitioner armed with the knowledge which can result in your new set of dentures looking and feeling the way you want.

Dentures are expensive, so be absolutely sure you are getting what you're paying for.
These books will give you all the "easy-to-understand" answers to questions like:

• When should I reline my dentures?
• How long should my new dentures last?
• What are the different types of denture materials available to me, and how will my choice influence my comfort?
• How can I extend the life of my dentures - which can save me thousands of dollars in the long run?
• What method should I use to clean my dentures so I don't damage the teeth; and thereby making them look old before their time?
• What should I do to keep my teeth sharp? (Or more appropriately - what should I not do!)
• What should I insist on when I'm in the chair?
• How do I deal with broken dentures?
• What extra 15 characterisation features can I ask for which can make my teeth look more natural?
• And for the ladies ... How can my dentures make me look 5 or more years younger?

Understanding all your appointments is critical to making the correct choices at the correct time. There are usually 6 stages which you go through before receiving your new dentures. Make sure you understand each stage. (i.e.) What to expect and what to ask for.

This book costs a fraction of the price of a new set of dentures. Pick up your book today, so you'll be prepared tomorrow.

To your comfort

Dr Dean Lloyd


Natural Full Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
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  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa

Your Questions Answered

  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)

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  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
Jack's Coin by Jessi Dobbins
Jack's Coin by Jessi Dobbins
Natural Full Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
Natural Partial Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
Jack's Coin by Jessi Dobbins
Jack's Coin by Jessi Dobbins
Natural Full Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
Natural Partial Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
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Natural Full Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
Natural Partial Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)
Natural Full Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
Natural Partial Dentures by Dr Dean Lloyd
  • Read what others have to say: "Excellent Book. Very simple and easy to understand guide for all those facing the prospect of denture teeth." ... Read More / Less
    "Dr. Lloyd answered all my questions and armed me with tons of information to make intelligent decisions. I searched for this type of information all over the Internet and am very glad to have found this guide." "I feel much more confident and able to make a decision concerning dentures. It's a great book and easy read." "Clear information and answers why my gums ache and what to do. Thank you." www.Amazon.com / Kindle Books - USA "Fantastic book, really well worth having if you have dentures or are thinking about having denture work done." W.L - South Africa
  • Q1. Been without teeth since 18th December, was meant to have surgery on top gum to fix the bone so i can get dentures but all elective surgeries have been cancelled due to the virus. ... Read More / Less
    Gums have been really sore lately & there isn't anything i can do. Has anyone else recently got all their teeth out & don't have dentures or am i the only gummy bear around. A 1. Although I do not know your specific case; for those left in the same, or similar, situation, I would recommend two things you should immediately do until you can return to your dental practitioner. The first is to rinse your mouth out, at least three times per day, with salt water. The second is to lightly brush your gums with a soft toothbrush in order to stimulate blood-flow. Preserving the bone under the gum is important, as this bone-foundation will be what’s needed to support your new dentures when you get them.
  • Q2. Contacted my dentist because I need adjustments so bad but he said it’s not urgent enough and he can only see emergency cases. ... Read More / Less
    I’m so sick of this corona. They are so loose. I eat they fall out, talk they slide I can take them out with my tongue they are so loose. Only had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Temp dentures right now. Any suggestions? A 2. Immediate dentures are made on a stone model which is cast from the impression taken when you still have your teeth in your mouth. It is near impossible for the technician to get your temporary dentures exactly correct using this method. In most cases they will either fit nicely, hurt like hell or be to loose. If you continue to wear them while they hurt, you stand the risk of severe ulcers developing, which in turn will cause you far more problems in the long-run. If they are too loose, you can use products like Polident or Cushion Grip. In any event, my advice is to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to rectify your issue.
  • Q3. Does anyone else have severe dry mouth when you have your dentures in and excessive slobber when they are out? ... Read More / Less
    A 3. For a denture wearer, having a dry mouth is a very unpleasant position to be in. There are two ways this can be alleviated. Before inserting your dentures, rub the fitting surface with glycerine. (You may need to consult with your dental practitioner before proceeding) The glycerine puts a thin lubrication between your denture and gum. In severe cases of dry mouth, and only when possible, you can have a small reservoir placed inside your lower denture in which water is stored. A tiny hole is placed along the inner surface of the denture so that you can literally "suck" water out when your require a quick wetting of your mouth. In my book "Natural Full Dentures " I have dedicated Chapter 10 to denture discomfort. Here I explain more about the dry mouth, as well as the excessive saliva scenarios.
  • Q4. Extraction day for me was 3/7/2020. They pulled them all at once. The pain from the extraction is pretty much gone, just a little sore, but the dentures themselves are killing me - especially the bottoms. Will I ever be able to eat again? ... Read More / Less
    ...will they ever fit right... my top ones are pretty good. Will I ever speak normally again. I just cant help but think i made a mistake. Any advice will be appreciated..TIA A. For most; immediate dentures can be a nightmare, as you are entering the unknown. This is the area for which I am most concerned. In my book "Natural Full Dentures" I have a few stories of people who have been left in the lurch after extraction. Make sure this NEVER happens to you! Once you and your practitioner have decided to go ahead with extracting your teeth, and having immediate dentures put in, your absolute next question must be - Who is going to do the follow-up appointments? A surgeon pulls teeth and then fits the dentures - That's it - Thank you - Next please. And in most cases it is not their job to do follow-ups. They have too many surgery cases to deal with. If your dental practitioner pulls your teeth, he or she may look after you after the fact. Please note I used the word "may"! For immediate dentures; follow-up appointments must be set in place before extraction. Why? Your new dentures will not (or may not) fit correctly within the first 3 month. Usually they will need some plastic removed from some part of the denture and then, as your gums shrink over the following 3 month period, they will need to be "topped up" with a reline or preferably, a tissue conditioner. A tissue conditioner is a soft lining which helps to hold your dentures in place while repairing any damage done to the gums. Please note: If your dentures are hurting your gums, it is better to remove them to give your gums a rest. Continual rubbing of the gums may cause ulcers. NEVER believe your gums will develop callus, which will in turn support your dentures. That story was told to me many times over. So ... what to do if you can't get to your practitioner? Remove your dentures as much as possible. Rinse your mouth with salt water at least 3 times per day. Brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to stimulate blood-flow. Make a new appointment as soon as possible. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Back to TIA's question. Yes, over time you will get used to your new dentures. It's like getting new glasses. At first you feel as though you are going to trip over your own feet then, after some time, you just grab them as you run out the door. Eating is the same thing. As long as the dentures are well designed and manufactured, you should have no problems eating. But please remember one thing. Different people's gums shrink at different rates. Your dental practitioner has no control over that, so they are not responsible for a great fitting denture that becomes loose. Your diet, lifestyle and denture/gum care will all contribute to your denture comfort. (See my chapter on denture care.)