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Have 2 LL implants. In 1 months time, the specialist will try to carve out my 2 unit Nesbit to use as a temporary. He said he will try. Possible?

Technically yes: If the Nesbit has occlusal rests and is not tissue supported, then it is possible. If the Nesbit is tissue supported without occlusal rests, it will put pressure on the soft tissue and may affect the healing of the implant (s). ...Read more

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I really have to know if tooth #15 can be saved from pulling. Need it for a Nesbit or RPD. Specialist says remove. General dds says no. Now what?

I really have to know if tooth #15 can be saved from pulling. Need it for a Nesbit or RPD. Specialist says remove. General dds says no. Now what?

Third Opinion: If the second opinion is different than the first opinion, get a third opinion. A local or national dental society may be able to provide a referral for a third opinion consultation. ...Read more

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My partner having an operation called "nesbit plication" (penile curvature). What does that involve?

My partner having an operation called "nesbit plication" (penile curvature). What does that involve?

Plication of corpora: Nesbit plication procedure excises or plicates oval window/s of tunica albuginia of corpora cavernosum (thick fibrous envelope of penile rods) on long side of curve & closed transversely with permanent suture. Effect shortens longer side. Circumferential incision is first made around penile skin, at circumcision site a few mm below coronal sulcus (groove) & skin pealed down & returned at end of op. ...Read more

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I hear that a valplast non-metal removable 2 unit nesbit cannot be relined or adjusted? But, people with full dentures can have theirs relined.

I hear that a valplast non-metal removable 2 unit nesbit cannot be relined or adjusted? But, people with full dentures can have theirs relined.

Correct: Different materials. Valplast cannot be chemically added to once it is cured. It can be adjusted by removing material. You just can't add anything back. ...Read more

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How much for newbite guard for TMJ. Mine is lost - the doctor I know has the mold this sucks. Should I just get OTC one, I know insurance don't cover?

How much for newbite guard for TMJ. Mine is lost - the doctor I know has the mold this sucks. Should I just get OTC one, I know insurance don't cover?

OTC products: It is unfortunate that you have had a problem with your current dentist. Chances are very good he/she has discarded the models. If we kept every model of every patient we would need a warehouse! Store bought guards do not fit well and will not be comfortable. Insurance or not, prioritize your funds and find a new dentist who you like to help you with your bite problems. ...Read more

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What fills the place of the pontic when periodontist sections it off to prepare for later implant? Do NOT want flipper. When can Nesbit fill it up?

What fills the place of the pontic when periodontist sections it off to prepare for later implant? Do NOT want flipper. When can Nesbit fill it up?

Choices:: 1. No replacement (especially in back teeth) 2. Hard acrylic flipper with metal wrought wire clasps 3. Flexite Nesbit flipper 4. Sometimes we can use a cantilevered pontic off an adjacent tooth prepared for a full crown (or a temporary acrylic bridge using one tooth on each side as anchorage. 5. Bonded Maryland bridge (only when natural teeth present on each side to bond to. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Can a prosthodontist take the place of a general dentist when a patient is beyond the need for fillings but has crowns, 2 unit nesbit and recession?

Can a prosthodontist take the place of a general dentist when a patient is beyond the need for fillings but has crowns, 2 unit nesbit and recession?

Definitely: After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists receive an extra three years of specialized training in an american dental association accredited graduate program. Many prosthodontists in the beginning of their carrier, prior to the specialty program, practice general dentistry for several years.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I always thought that a LL dental 2 unit nesbit was expensive. Some say it is affordable. But, it is a denture? What is the typical ADA billing code?

Partial Resin Base: D5212 is lower partial resin base inc. Clasps.
The total number of teeth replaced by a partial has minimal impact on its overall price. The cost of partial dentures depends on geographical location and the type of dental insurance you have. ...Read more

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Had nesbit procedure. Flaccid penis still curved and also still rotated post-op (suspensory ligament division also done)? Was surgery unsuccessful?

Had nesbit procedure. Flaccid penis still curved and also still rotated post-op (suspensory ligament division also done)? Was surgery unsuccessful?

Without an exam?: I am sure you can understand, but no physician will be willing to give you any valid medical advice in this specific situation without an examination. Remember that post operative time is very fraught with the risk of complications and all treatment problems or even treatment failures must be discussed or communicated with the surgeon. Your surgeon sent you home with instructions on how to do this ...Read more

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Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Nesbit: It is certainly possible for your teeth to shift when you do not wear this device. Will you be doing an implant to replace your missing tooth? Replacing your tooth would be better than wearing a nesbit. ...Read more

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An $800 two unit nesbit filled the space til upper left screw retained dental implants ready for crowns. Throw nesbit away? If no, keep wet each day?

An $800 two unit nesbit filled the space til upper left screw retained dental implants ready for crowns. Throw nesbit away? If no, keep wet each day?

Old Nesbit: Good day;
Once, screw retained implants are torqued to proper calibration, discard nesbit or keep as souvenir. ...Read more

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What do I do when the newly advertised partial denture adhesive paste gets in between my 5-6mm sulcus? Nesbit cannot be relined. Minimal movement.

Stop using: A 5-6mm depth is not a sulcus it is pathological i.e. Not normal. Go see your dentist immediately to treat this gum problem and remove the adhesive which is an irritant. If you need adhesive to keep this in place it needs to be replaced. ...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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A year ago, I had 2 LL side-by-side dental implants placed. I still have my snap-in 2 unit Nesbit. Can this be remolded to use elsewhere in my mouth?

A year ago, I had 2 LL side-by-side dental implants placed. I still have my snap-in 2 unit Nesbit. Can this be remolded to use elsewhere in my mouth?

No: It's a custom appliance for that part of your mouth. You'll have to have another one made for a different area. It's all part of the total cost of your dental rehabilitation. And as answered in one of your other posts, they're worthless to everyone except you once they are made. Only you can decide if it's worth the cost of fabrication. ...Read more

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Surgical dental implant dentist really thinks he can shape the 2 unit Nesbit I've been wearing so that I can wear it over the healing abutments (?).

Surgical dental implant dentist really thinks he can shape the 2 unit Nesbit I've been wearing so that I can wear it over the healing abutments (?).

Excellent!: If your dentist feels they can use your old prosthesis in the interim, then you save the expense of making a transitional partial. All the best... ...Read more

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Will I be able to eat on the side of my mouth where 2 side-by-side dental implants will be? Can there be a "sleeve" or modifying of my 2 unit nesbit?

Will I be able to eat on the side of my mouth where 2 side-by-side dental implants will be? Can there be a "sleeve" or modifying of my 2 unit nesbit?

Yes & Yes: You will be able to place that nesbit back in your mouth after the wound heals, which could be anywhere from three to six weeks. It would certainly be necessary to modify the underside since the gingiva will have a different architecture. If you could do without wearing it at all, there would be absolutely no trauma at all to the healing implants and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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About how long will I be without a removable Nesbit (due to healing time) after dentist bone grafts #13 for later implant? It is in my smile line.

About how long will I be without a removable Nesbit (due to healing time) after dentist bone grafts #13 for later implant? It is in my smile line.

Ask your provider.: Temporaries can often be pre-made, so you can get them the day of surgery and you never go without the tooth in your smile. There are many factors affecting your options, but you should cover this with your provider before your procedure. ...Read more

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Dentist to section off permanent pontic 13 that is in my smile line. To add bone graft for later implant. Can a 1 unit nesbit fill space in mean time?

Dentist to section off permanent pontic 13 that is in my smile line. To add bone graft for later implant. Can a 1 unit nesbit fill space in mean time?

ASK about OPTIONS: There are many factors which affect the details; however, you are asking about treatment options. Many times this can be controlled by you and your provider. Coordinate with him/her and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Some of my extraction patients never go without teeth, others go without for a time... You need to have the conversation if you want a say in the outcome. ...Read more

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