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What Are The Metals And Acrylics Used In Partial Dentures
Depends on quality: The materials of the partial denture directly affect the cost and quality of the prosthesis. Inexpensive partial dentures are usually made with an inexpensive material called chrome colbalt. The better quality partials are made with vitallium, and even better, gold. Of course the cost is different. The acrylic used also makes a difference. Using a fibered acrylic adds more strength! ...Read more
No Mercury: The metal used is usually an alloy based on chromium and cobalt. This is a strong alloy and is usually tolerated quite well. Years ago a gold alloy was used; that may be quite expensive today. The acrylics are quite common and have been used for years. Some partials can also be made with other materials. This science has changed a bit. ...Read more
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
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
Please tell me more about the benefits of a titanium removable partial denture vs. A so-named standard metal denture appliance?
Good and bad: Metal partial is a stable strong solution to replace missing teeth. Valplast is a new generation of non metalic, flexible solution. Some patients love metalic and some loves valplast. I do tell my patient that flexible partial has a micro movement and that may be the cause of discomfort like digging in to gums etc. Good luck. Micro movement can occur also with metalic partial too. ...Read more
She needs a metal framed partial denture. Is a general dds as good as a prosthodontist in this regard? Who specializes making dentures? New to town.
See answer: A general dds can be as good as a prosthodontist. It depends on the training of both groups. It really comes down to the individual on how good and committed he or she is. Ask, a co-worker, or anyone if they know a great dentist in your new town. Also, go online and research the dentist in your area. ...Read more
Price of dentures I was quoted a price of 6329.00 for 14 extractions and upper & lower partial temporary dentures and cast metal framework with resin upper & lower partial dentures. Is this a reasonable price?
I suppose this is as good a place as any to go price shopping or comparing. These prices sound extremely reasonable. In fact my estimate is that it is on the low side for cast framed removable dentures. I do have a concern, and that is the metal framework dentures being made immediately after the teeth have been extracted. We do like to wait for remodeling of the bone to take place completely after extractions before moving forward with this type of denture work.
Ask you dentist what exactly the plan is.
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Metal and acrylic:
For removable partials which replace missing teeth the metal portion is chrome cobalt alloy, the plastic is acrylic.
Some are all acrylic and flexible. There are various formulations of the acrylic by various dental labs. Unusual reactions to these materials are very rare. ...Read more
I assume you mean a removable partial denture? (sometimes part dent is used in reference to bridgework-which is very easy to get used to).
For rem part dentures, it is dependent on the the fit of the denture as well as, individual's own response. Some adapt easily, some do not. A neat "trick" is to chew some gum (suger-free/nonsticking) as soon as you have it placed. It helps to "train" muscles. ...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
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
Go back to the offic: If you are having time removing your partial, it may be too tight, ask your dentist to adjust it for you. You should not have any problems removing it, and you must take it out to clean and for hygiene purposes. ...Read more
Clasps: Partial dentures are held in place either by metal clasps that hook onto the surrounding teeth or attachment mechanisms that are made as part of crowns on teeth bordering the toothless spaces. ...Read more
Have it adjusted: Have your dentist adjust it as soon as possible. If there are gum sores (denture sore spots) sometimes your dentist might also recommend some application on the gums to ease the pain. ...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
To remaining teeth: Removable partial dentures are clipped onto and around remaining teeth...If impressions are done well they should have a snug fit and stay in place when eating. The main issue is that they can be bulky and they need to be cleansed daily to avoid bacterial buildup. Also, they can temporarily affect your taste. ...Read more
Partial dentures: Are one of several ways that dentists can replace missing teeth. Other options include bridges and implants. Which option is best for you depends on how many and which teeth are missing, your health and your financial resources. Your dentist can help guild you. Regardless of which option you choose any of them are better than having empty spaces and will improve looks and ability to eat. ...Read more
Phone call: Call her dentist for an appointment. Don't force anything, you may do more harm than good. ...Read more
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