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My Partial Denture Teeth Seem Short Compared To My Natural Teeth
Resubmit: Do many adults simultaneously wear removable upper and lower partial dentures across arch that are anchored to existing natural teeth?
It's Very Common: If someone has lost teeth in the upper & lower jaws, it's very common to wear removable partial dentures to replace those teeth. This allows adequate chewing and esthetics in most situations. Any oral appliance which is removable should anchor onto both sides of the arch ("across arch") so that it's stable and doesn't rock. In many cases, bridges or implants can offer a strong "fixed" alternative ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental: Do many older adults actually wear removable partial dentures (attached to natural teeth) on both the upper and lower parts of the mouth?
Yes: It's a common restorative technique. Less common today than in the past. Today state of the art is implants/crowns. Partial dentures are a less expensive, less comfortable, less long lasting alternative, but a time honored one. Talk to your Dentist about what would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's best?: Anything is possible. Doing the right or best thing is a different story.Getting advice over the internet in these cases is the least sensible way to approach the problem.You need to have a dentist actually examine you, take a complete set of x-rays, & then sit down with you to discuss all treatment options, prognosis of each, pros & cons, etc. Then you can make an intelligent & informed decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My partial denture plates are not as sharp as mine were. They don't even have the lil indentation on the teeth. What to do ?
Unfortunately: No matter how good the dentist and how good the lab, nothing compares to your own natural teeth. Discuss your observations with the dentist who made you the partial. We can sometimes carve better anatomy into the teeth or replace them with sharper teeth. This may be limited by your bite. An even better restoration would be implant retained crowns with sharper porcelain anatomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers