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My partial denture teeth seem short compared to my natural teeth. Will it cause any problems?

My partial denture teeth seem short compared to my natural teeth. Will it cause any problems?

See dentist: Ask your dentist about it. Can also see the specialist - a prosthodontist - for an opinion. ...Read more

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Resubmit: Do many adults simultaneously wear removable upper and lower partial dentures across arch that are anchored to existing 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 more

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Dental: Do many older adults actually wear removable partial dentures (attached to natural teeth) on both the upper and lower parts of the mouth?

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 more

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If a person wears partial dentures but keeps some of their natural teeth, does this mean bone loss and sagging of the jawbone won't be as pronounced?

If a person wears partial dentures but keeps some of their natural teeth, does this mean bone loss and sagging of the jawbone won't be as pronounced?

Dentures & Bone: Bone will still be lost where the teeth were extracted. Without stimulus, the bone will atrophy. Having partials will help prevent the collapse of the vertical dimension which might be what you are asking. Nothing as good as your own teeth, the next best thing is implants. ...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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Can a partial denture be clasped to one of my porcelain teeth?

Yes but...: The clasp may create gray scratches on the porcelain. I would do this with caution. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make a permanent partial denture for a person who still has damaged teeth left?

Is it possible to make a permanent partial denture for a person who still has damaged teeth left?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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Is partial denture a viable option when last three top teeth on ride side are missing? I know it could clasp on left but how would it on right? Thanks

Is partial denture a viable option when last three top teeth on ride side are missing? I know it could clasp on left but how would it on right? Thanks

It's an option: Not the best, but still an option. It would clasp on the right side just as it does in the left. If you have enough bone and the financial resources, consider dental implants and a fixed bridge. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear my partial denture (4 teeths infront) upon delivery a baby? Thanks alot.

Is it safe to wear my partial denture (4 teeths infront) upon delivery a baby?  Thanks alot.

Yes: During your actual delivery it might be advisable to remove your partial however, in most cases they can be left in. Tell your OB and he or she will advise if it is necessary to remove your partial. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my crooked front teeth to be replaced by a partial denture?

Is it possible for my crooked front teeth to be replaced by a partial denture?

Maybe.: If there is space to place teeth and look normal and if the teeth that support and retain the partial are healthy enough to do so, then yes. Crooked front teeth are best treated with braces or invisalign. ...Read more

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What do doctors recommend regarding a partial denture for lower two front teeth?

See a dentist: For evaluation, x-rays and diagnosis. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. What is right for one individual may not be right for another. ...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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How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

Professional fees: They vary from office to office, so no concrete difference can be quoted. It may cost you a bit less for the unilateral RPD. ADA code for unilateral RPD is D5281, and for a RPD with metal substructure and claps for the mandible is D5214 ...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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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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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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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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