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How long does it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?

How long does it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?

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

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How long would it take for partial dentures to be made?

Can take 1-3 weeks.: It depends on the type of partial denture, if there is significant metal in the present and how fast the lab is. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a partial denture for front tooth?

Is it possible to get a partial denture for front tooth?

Yes: Yes, but you must have enough space between the upper and lower teeth for the partial. Otherwise it will be prone to fracture. ...Read more

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How do I overnight store my removable vinyl 2 unit partial denture (RPD)? Must I keep it wet or not? Cannot get a straight answer from my two dentists.

How do I overnight store my removable vinyl 2 unit partial denture (RPD)? Must I keep it wet or not? Cannot get a straight answer from my two dentists.

Dental appliance: When you remove appliance brush it gently w soft toothbrush, no toothpaste (scratches the vinyl), Then put it into Denture Cleaner (OTC @ drug store or supermarket), following package instructions to the letter. Let it soak overnight. Gently brush again before reinserting in the morning. ...Read more

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Can u get a flexible partial denture if u got no back teeth?

Can u get a flexible partial denture if u got no back teeth?

Yes: As long as you have some teeth to support the partial denture, it is possible. You must remember that you will not have the support or retention that you would otherwise have it you had back teeth to help secure the partial denture in place. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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How do you get a partial denture/tooth extraction on front tooth?

How do you get a partial denture/tooth extraction on front tooth?

See Prosthodontist: See the specialist for replacement teeth, the prosthodontist, for your options and a plan for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a temporary partial denture and I'm about to get braces how will my partials move as the braces move my teeth?

I have a temporary partial denture and I'm about to get braces how will my partials move as the braces move my teeth?

They won't...: I do not see how you can do both. At times orthodontists will bond denture teeth onto the braces to provide for some esthetics while treatment is occurring. I would discuss this with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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Can I get pain meds after getting my 4 front teeth pulled for a partial denture?

Can I get pain meds after getting my 4 front teeth pulled for a partial denture?

Recommended: You always get a prescription for the pain medication after multiple teeth extraction. Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist/surgeon and alternate with OTC medications such as Advil, Aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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If my tooth decayed very deeply to the core, would I need a bone graft in order to get a partial denture applied on top?

If my tooth decayed very deeply to the core, would I need a bone graft in order to get a partial denture applied on top?

No: First the tooth must be extracted. Unless an unusually large amount of bone must be removed from the alveolar ridge in order to remove the tooth, your dentist can place a partial denture either immediately or after a healing period.
Of course your remaining teeth would have to be healthy and capable of retaining the new partial. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Generally, if my 2 adult front teeth were extracted and bone grafted, about how long til I can maybe wear a removable partial denture before implants?

Generally, if my 2 adult front teeth were extracted and bone grafted, about how long til I can maybe wear a removable partial denture before implants?

Flipper: Your dentist can make an appliance which will temporarily replace the front teeth without resting on the graft area. Ask him/her about a "Flipper". ...Read more

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How hard is it to get used to partial dentures?

How hard is it to get used to partial dentures?

Individual response: I assume you mean a removable partial denture? (sometimes part dent is used in reference to bridgework-which is very easy to get used to).
For rem part dentures, it is dependent on the the fit of the denture as well as, individual's own response. Some adapt easily, some do not. A neat "trick" is to chew some gum (suger-free/nonsticking) as soon as you have it placed. It helps to "train" muscles. ...Read more

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I am afraid to get my partial dentures, what can I expect?

I am afraid to get my partial dentures, what can I expect?

Partial dentures: Are one of several ways that dentists can replace missing teeth. Other options include bridges and implants. Which option is best for you depends on how many and which teeth are missing, your health and your financial resources. Your dentist can help guild you. Regardless of which option you choose any of them are better than having empty spaces and will improve looks and ability to eat. ...Read more

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My aunt can't get her partial dentures out. Any suggestions?

Phone call: Call her dentist for an appointment. Don't force anything, you may do more harm than good. ...Read more

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What is cheaper or better to get: partial dentures or crowns?

It depends: Partial dentures may be cheaper unless you need crowns made to hold them in. In general, people are less happy with partial dentures than crowns and bridges. People tend to be the most happy with dental implants. Remember that what is cheapest in the short run, may end up being more expensive int he long run. ...Read more

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Can you get partial dentures if you have no back teeth?

Can you get partial dentures if you have no back teeth?

Sure: Partial removable dentures are one of the options to replace missing teeth. The best option are dental implants, to either support a removable partial denture, or better yet just individually replace your missing back teeth. A partial denture is a good option but has some significant draw backs compared to implants. Consult with your dentist to see the options specific for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is person required to get braces if they need partial dentures?

Hoping you can tell me, is person required to get braces if they need partial dentures?

Not necessarily: Is the partial denture fixed or removeable? The alignment of your teeth is critical to receive a partial denture whether fixed or removeable. If there is an alignment problem then the solutions are either to move the teeth by braces or full coverage restorations. A prosthodontist/specialist can explain all your options for your particular situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help me! Should I give up trying to save my teeth and get partial dentures?

See Prosthodontist: See the specialist - the Prosthodontist to get advice and discuss your options. You need a clinical and x-Ray imaging examination so he/she can diagnose your oral condition. Don't wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a tooth pulled out 2 years ago and have been wearing a partial denture. I can now afford a dental implant, but would there still be bone?

I had a tooth pulled out 2 years ago and have been wearing a partial denture. I can now afford a dental implant, but would there still be bone?

Possibly: Sometimes the remaining bone is fine for an implant. Many times the bone has regressed and a bone graft would be required.
See an oral surgeon who can with examination and x-rays determine if you need a bone graft before dental implants. ...Read more

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What amount for a partial denture?

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

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What is a partial denture bearing?

Vague: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show enough information. Could you please paraphrase or interpret that sentence? ...Read more

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How easy it is to fix partial denture?

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

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How can I smooth my rough partial denture?

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. ...Read more

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What does distal extension partial denture mean?

No back teeth: Means you have a denture with no
back teeth to hold it in place. ...Read more

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What to do if my partial denture keeps falling out?

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

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How can I make removable partial denture and complete denture?

How can I make removable partial denture and complete denture?

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

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How frequently should I remove my partial denture for cleaning?

How frequently should I remove my partial denture for cleaning?

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

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Please advise what is it like to wear a removable partial denture?

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

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Can having a partial denture bearing and a acrylic denture fit hurt?

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

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What's the difference between a flexible partial denture and a flipper?

What's the difference between a flexible partial denture and a flipper?

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