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Ask ur dentist...: Fees vary so much from office to office... any answer given to you over the internet is meaningless. You might need more treatment than just the partial... you need a full treatment plan to get a realistic quote for your care. ...Read more
Partial repair: Partial repair is easily done if just the plastic is broken...Usually the same day. If the metal clasps are broken then it will take longer. If your partial is older than 8 years, typically a new one needs to be made. ...Read more
Loose partials: The metal hooks on the partial may need to be tightened, or the gum tissue has receeded and you may need the partial re-lined with a new thin layer of plastic. Ask your dentist. ...Read more
Listen to options: Replacing or losing teeth is a major source of anguish for a patient. Get more than one opinion, if need be, and weigh many options like your health and emotional readiness to get dentures or implants ...Read more
Depends: The adjustment period for partial dentures varies greatly from patient to patient. Some are quick to adapt and others struggle. My advice is to be stubborn and don't give up. The more you wear your partial, the quicker you will get used to it. Do not get frustrated and see your dentist for adjustments that may be needed. ...Read more
Partial denture: It is important to clean your partial and your remaining teeth to keep your mouth healthy. Take your partial out at least twice a day to clean it and also brush your teeth. You can use a soft toothbrush without toothpaste or a cleaner made for partials to soak it in. Continue to see your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Your remaining teeth are very important. ...Read more
Being patient: Although partial dentures may look like your natural teeth, they cannot work like them. You will have to learn how to use and adjust to your removable partial dentures. Good luck. ...Read more
I imagine it can....: However, it does not have to be that way. With some adjustments the pain can be eliminated. By carefully fitting the appliances upon initial delivery the discomfort can be minimized. With proper adjustments and an attitude of persistence, comfort can be obtained. Many patients are very pleased with a denture and partial denture.... ...Read more
Temp vs Permannent: A flipper partial denture is more of a temporary acrylic partial that is meant to serve as a vehicle to further more permanent treatment in the future- implants, permanent partial, etc. It often is used to allow the tissue to heal first prior to getting a permanent prosthesis. A flexible partial serves as a permanent denture, especially for those who don't want metal or have teeth that are weak. ...Read more
Valplast partials: In my opinion, valplast partial can serve as temporary replacement for missing teeth. The good: no metal clasps; relatively inexpensive. The bad: can't be repaired or adjusted easily. The bottom line: discuss better long term restorations, especially implant retained ones- fixed or removable. ...Read more
Snuggly: Snuggly, but comfortable. With time, 5-7 yrs, space may occur because the gum and bone continue to shrink over time. ...Read more
See dentist first: Have the dentist check out the area. It may be a callused area from an ill fitting partial denture or something else. Have the dentist examine the area, make sure the partial is fitting and does not need to be remade or relined. If the dentist feels it is warranted, you may be referred to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more
No: Sleeping with dentures can cause the gums to become irritated and inflamed. Furthermore, the denture can be swallowed while sleeping. ...Read more
Please tell me more about the benefits of a titanium removable partial denture vs. A so-named standard metal denture appliance?
What to do if I got my partial denture today (to fill the gap of the also true that I have to remove the partial denture every night?
It depends: On the type of clasps around the existing teeth. If the "grip" is how the partial rests on gums in the toothless area, this can easily be relieved. ...Read more
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