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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Snuggly: Snuggly, but comfortable. With time, 5-7 yrs, space may occur because the gum and bone continue to shrink over time. ...Read more
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
No: Sleeping with dentures can cause the gums to become irritated and inflamed. Furthermore, the denture can be swallowed while sleeping. ...Read more
Please tell me more about the benefits of a titanium removable partial denture vs. A so-named standard metal denture appliance?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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