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Best practices for dental care as I age?

My parents both had dentures. I am middle-aged (ouch!). Please talk to me about best practices for dental care, so that I can keep my own teeth for the duration of my life. [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Jul 14, 2016 - 17 answers

How do middle-class older people pay for dentures?

My mom indicates that for my dad, extractions of his remaining teeth and a full set of dentures would run between $30-40k. Since dentures are not a luxury on par with a Porsche Boxter, something is amiss. Assuming that my folks are not eligible for Medicaid but have Delta Dental insurance, can anyone help me understand within an order of magnitude what they (or I) would spend on upper and lower dentures? Is my mom tripping? Do people routinely shell out tens of thousands for dentures? They're in New York but we're in Ohio (US).
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Jul 6, 2014 - 30 answers

Looking to buy used teeth

Where can I find cheap dentures? Wholesale rejects, dental school models, or used - any would be fine by me. [more inside]
posted by komara on Jun 16, 2014 - 13 answers

Dentures and Buyer's Remorse

I've just purchased a set of immediate dentures that look ridiculous and don't fit. I signed my approval for the preliminary wax version- I thought the teeth looked a little small, but my denturist assured me they'd look fine. (It was difficult to tell, holding them up next to my mouth in the mirror.) Friday I had my final real teeth removed, and tried on the denture at the end of the visit. It didn't come close to fitting. My dentist confirmed my suspicions about the size of the denture teeth, and said most denturists actually put the wax version in the patient's mouth to make sure the bite is properly aligned, as well as to make sure they look good. Not mine... Having signed off on the wax version, do I have any legal recourse here? If so, would they have to fix the cosmetic problems (size of teeth) as well as the fit?
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Is there a temporary aesthetic solution to toothlessness?

A year into recovery from a decade-long meth addiction, the most obvious and lingering effect for me is a horrific case of "meth mouth". I've been told I'll need to have my remaining teeth pulled and replaced with a full set of dentures. Due to my HIV status, I receive basic dental care and denture coverage through a national insurance program; unfortunately, the system-wide policy of the program-affiliated clinics in my city is that once my teeth are removed, I must wait about 6 months for my mouth to heal sufficiently before I'm fitted for dentures. Is there anything I can do to avoid looking drooling pudding for the next half year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2013 - 6 answers

You don't have to brush all your teeth - just the ones you want to keep

Help me figure out next steps with regard to the mess that is my mouth, specifically my teeth [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Dating with dentures

I've got a partial upper denture (front 6 teeth) at the moment, probably for another 2 or 3 months before they can put the permanent fix in. Would it be best to stop dating until then? They're don't look that bad (and better than what was there before), but I feel that the idea of dentures at all might be too much for most people my age. I'm in my 20s and male.
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Teeth questions

Question about gum bone grafting and dentures. [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Dec 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Medical tourism

Has anyone done medical tourism to Mexico? Specifically dental? [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Oct 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Should I get upper dentures?

I am thinking of getting an upper denture. I'm 37, and have always had problems with my teeth. [more inside]
posted by Shoeburyness on Jun 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I find used dentures?

My mom is looking for used dentures or dental molds for an art project. Where would someone find such a thing?
posted by Floydd on May 13, 2008 - 6 answers

What can I eat with no teeth to speak of?

Dentures dentures dentures! In stage one of getting dentures, what should I expect in the weeks to come? [more inside]
posted by mediocre on May 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Whats the deal with fake teeth?

What are dentures like? What effects do they have on your day to day living? I'm talking full ones here, top and bottom. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Apr 29, 2008 - 20 answers

False Teeth in Chicago?

Looking for a good place to get dentures/implants/false teeth in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Full Metal Dentistry

How exactly would one procure, care for, and live with a set of metal teeth -- especially if they were pointy? [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Makes my mouth hurt just thinking about it

Where does somebody with a mouthful of rotten and broken teeth get it fixed in New Zealand (Auckland)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Did the dentist almost kill my grandma?

Dentist yanked grandma's ten remaining teeth; a few days later, massive heart attack. Connected? Inappropriate? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Apr 16, 2007 - 18 answers

3000 smiles to grace... my face

I need new teeth. (For entertainment purposes only.) [more inside]
posted by TG_Plackenfatz on May 19, 2006 - 9 answers


Help me go to the dentist prepared so that I can reasonably say "I want my remaining teeth and root tips extracted and I want full dentures" [more inside]
posted by missed on Mar 18, 2006 - 15 answers

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