A 66-year-old female asked:
how can i smooth my rough partial denture?
7 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 9 years experience
Rough Partial: If you can't get to a dentist, use a file or sand paper to smooth the edge and then finer sandpaper to polish the roughness!
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
See Dentist: 95% of the time a patient tries to smooth or adjust their partial denture, they tend to make the problem worse. Let the dentist do a proper adjustment on your partial denture so that the proper areas are identified and appropriately taken care of.
Dentistry 58 years experience
Anyway you want: If there is a rough spot on your partial denture, some kind of spinning rubber wheel will get rid of some of the problem.
You have to find out if there is a break in the denture, a metal problem, a bite problem causing it, etc. See your dentist.
Dentistry 54 years experience
Self adjustment?: If it's a newly inserted partial denture, the dentist who made you the partial will be glad to make whatever adjustments are necessary so you are comfortable. If this is a new issue, it would indicate something is wrong and requires professional judgement in order to best correct, repair, or resolve the issue. What you feel as "rough" might reflect a bigger problem. Don't try to fix it yourself!
Dentistry 36 years experience
Return to dentist : Have the dentist that made it polish the rough surfaces. Trying to do this your self could damage the denture and you may not be able to improve on the feel
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See your dentist: Your dentist has tools that can be used to make your partial denture smoothed and polished. It's best if you set up an appointment with your dental provider to take care of this.
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
See Dentist: See the Dentist so they can diagnose the problem and offer a solution. Acrylic may be adjusted with a fine emory board or wet/dry sandpaper if you are in a pinch until you can see the Dentist. Metal should be left alone, as more damage may be done. Good luck -- see your Dentist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
What are the metals and acrylics used in partial dentures?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 48 years experience
Inert metal, resin: Partial dentures are combination of nickel, cobalt molybdenum alloy for the metal and a polymer, monomer resin that is heat polymerized under pressure to make it rigid and dense. The teeth are also made of resin or ceramic. The materials are highly polished to make them impervious to stain and odors as well as smooth to the tongue. Over time, the polish erodes and materials deteriorate.
A 34-year-old member asked:
What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
A 31-year-old member asked:
How long does it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?
6 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soon: Once the swelling is gone. About a week.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
If I am getting partial dentures, what should I expect?
5 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 38 years experience
Difficulty chewing.: Partials are no fun. Dental implants are the treatment of choice. It's well worth the investment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
I have a question about partial dentures? How do they fit?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 35 years experience
To remaining teeth: Removable partial dentures are clipped onto and around remaining teeth...If impressions are done well they should have a snug fit and stay in place when eating. The main issue is that they can be bulky and they need to be cleansed daily to avoid bacterial buildup. Also, they can temporarily affect your taste.
Last updated Feb 6, 2021
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