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What amount for a partial denture?

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?

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?

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?

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 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 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?

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

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Tell me about valplast partial denture?

Tell me about valplast partial denture?

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

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Should a partial denture fit snuggly or have gaps?

Snuggly: Snuggly, but comfortable. With time, 5-7 yrs, space may occur because the gum and bone continue to shrink over time. ...Read more

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I have a small white patch under my partial denture. Not painful?

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

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Is it recommended to sleep in your partial denture? What could happen?

No: Sleeping with dentures can cause the gums to become irritated and inflamed. Furthermore, the denture can be swallowed while sleeping. ...Read more

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Please tell me more about the benefits of a titanium removable partial denture vs. A so-named standard metal denture appliance?

Weight and strength: The titanium based Partial Denture will be lighter weight and stronger. Both will function in the same manor and I would imagine the titanium Partial Denture would be slightly more expensive. You'd be getting I peace of mind, more than actual comfort. Your choice! ...Read more

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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?

Recommended: It is not always necessary to remove your partial dentures at night, but doing so can allow your gums to rest as you sleep. ...Read more

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Can you have braces if you have a partial denture?

Yes but: You can have braces but while you are undergoing treatment you will not be able to wear your partial dentures. The orthodontist should be able to construct something to address this. ...Read more

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Can a dentist loosen the grip of a partial denture?

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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Where do you put partial denture before going to sleep?

Soak it....: We recommend cleaning the partial with a soft brush and a small amount of toothpaste. We then recommend soaking the partial in fresh water with a new denture tablet. This will keep the partial from getting a poor odor, from getting stained, and from obtaining an accumulation of tartar.... ...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 much time until I can speak clearly with a partial denture?

How much time until I can speak clearly with a partial denture?

4-6 weeks: It can be difficult to speak clearly when you are wearing a new partial denture. If you find it difficult to pronounce certain words with your new partial practice reading out loud. Repeat the words that give you trouble. With time, you will become accustomed to speaking properly with your partial. It is very individual, but an average is about 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do about my partial denture after surgical extraction?

What can I do about my partial denture after surgical extraction?

Depends: If the partial still fits have your dentist reline them so they fit better. If they don't fit after surgery you don't have a choice but to have new ones made. ...Read more

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I've broken my partial denture. Will my dentist be able to repair it?

I've broken my partial denture. Will my dentist be able to repair it?

Possibly: If a partial denture breaks, and especially if you are not able to wear it, don't hesitate getting into a dentist to get it repaired. The longer you don't wear it, your remaining teeth may shift and it will not fit properly even after repairing. Also, please do not try and repair yourself. Not all partials can be repaired but most can. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a lab to damage a partial denture impression by pouring the wrong material?

Is it possible for a lab to damage a partial denture impression by pouring the wrong material?

Of course: Not only pouring, even the temperatures exceeding 60°C/140°F will damage partial denture impression. ...Read more

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What's it like to wear a removable partial denture? How can I ensure they stay clean so I have good oral hygiene?

Adjustment phase: A partial is a removable prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. There is usually an adjustment phase as this is not what the body is used to and may require some adjustments as the device is fabricated on a plaster model which has no moving muscles or gum tissues. ...Read more

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What is the time frame for acquiring a permanent partial denture from extraction to installing the finished plate?

Varies...: Some may make the final plate prior to the extraction for immediate delivery, and later reline it. Others may wait at least 6-8 weeks following extraction prior to starting construction of the new plate. I would visit your dentist to see what he/she recommends for your specific situation. ...Read more

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My removable partial denture (4 units) is 5 years old and my insurance will now come pay. Do coatings wear out over time? Fits ok. Want replacement.

This depends...: If you have a soft reline in the partial denture that should have been replaced long ago. I am not sure of your reference to "coatings". As far as replacement I would have your dentist evaluate the partial denture to see if replacement is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to swallow a piece of a partial denture?

Depends: The size, material and shape could make a difference. Have a dentist examine the prosthesis to try to determine what actually was ingested. Monitoring stools may be suggested as well as an abdominal xray/scan to visualize any foreign object. ...Read more