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What are the metals and acrylics used in partial dentures?

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

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What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?

What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?

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

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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 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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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 can you tell me about metal partial and valplast plastic partial dentures?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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: 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.

Best wishes

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What materials are used in partial dentures?

What materials are used in partial dentures?

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

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How hard is it to get used to partial dentures?

Individual response: 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

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How long does it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?

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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Are partial dentures comfy?

Are partial dentures comfy?

Partials: Not as comfortable as your own teeth, a fixed permanent bridge or implant supported crowns. Comfort is subjective. Some patients do better with them than others. ...Read more

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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 can you remove partial dentures?

By lifting up: Place your finger tips under the pink flange areas and/or clasps and push up or pull down depending upon which jaw is involved. ...Read more

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What are removable partial dentures?

PARTIALS: Removable partial dentures are designed for patients that have a few missing teeth. They usually clasp onto existing teeth or sit on the missing tooth ridge. These are contrast to full dentures in which the patient is missing all of their teeth on the arch. ...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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What can I do to remove partial dentures?

What can I do to remove partial dentures?

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

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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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I need partial dentures. Who should I consult?

Great question...: You can get a very nice job from either a general dentist or a prosthodontist. I would check their online reviews. I would also ask anyone you know who may have a partial denture. Good luck with your search. ...Read more

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How to hold a new bottom partial dentures down?

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

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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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How should I handle the pain of partial dentures?

How should I handle the pain of partial dentures?

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

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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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I need partial dentures. Can I still ger insurance?

I need partial dentures. Can I still ger insurance?

Yes: If you are asking if dental insurance will pay for what you currently need, the answer is not usually. There are typically 1 or sometimes even 2 year waiting periods. Initially insurance covers prevention in most cases. ...Read more

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If I am getting partial dentures, what should I expect?

If I am getting partial dentures, what should I expect?

Difficulty chewing.: Partials are no fun. Dental implants are the treatment of choice. It's well worth the investment. ...Read more

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How long would it take for partial dentures to be made?

Can take 1-3 weeks.: It depends on the type of partial denture, if there is significant metal in the present and how fast the lab is. ...Read more

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I have a question about partial dentures? How do they fit?

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

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I am afraid to get my partial dentures, what can I expect?

I am afraid to get my partial dentures, what can I expect?

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

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My aunt can't get her partial dentures out. Any suggestions?

Phone call: Call her dentist for an appointment. Don't force anything, you may do more harm than good. ...Read more