Temporary Partial Dentures

False Teeth - Sunflex Partial Dentures  October 31, 2012 – 11:20 am

sunflex-partial-denturesIn comparison to acrylic partials, Sunflex® partial dentures are lightweight, more comfortable and practically invisible, with no metal clasps. They offer the perfect degree of flexibility, are more stain-resistant and do not discolor, warp or become brittle. They are also the easiest partials to adjust in-office, and teeth and clasps can be added at a later time without demarcation lines.

With Sunflex® you can create partial dentures that match a patient’s natural tissue tone (shade categories include Light Pink, Pink, Medium Meharry and Dark Meharry). They can be combined with a cast metal partial framework for enhanced stability.

Source: dentureprofessionals.org.uk


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Dr Bornfeld

I know that you check here regularly. I have typical 'English teeth' I hate stereotypes but my teeth are in a bad way and I have suffered a lot of bone loss and my front teeth are decidely 'wobbly'. I'm finally addressing the problem and the dentist says that she will remove up to 10 after the holidays and make partial dentures. My questions:
Do you think they can be removed in two surgeries?
Is it very expensive to have a temporary denture fitted while my gums heal? {I'm a front of house receptionist]
I have Aetna insurance through work but I have the feeling this is going to cost me $$s

I want to chose the remedy

That will be the best solution for the current problem and alleviate or lessen future problems, at the right "cost".
I don't think everyone is after my money. It feels that way because I'm being told to do the treatment as soon as possible. If money were the only determining issue, I'd just get the denture/partial. I'm in sticker shock, lack information, and experiencing differnet emotions...ure?
Also, what do people do during the period between extractions, healing/bone graft, and getting the implant and crown? Do they use a temporary denture/partial to retain the space between existing teeth so they don't drift, and so they can eat healthy meals?
Can I take care of one side and then 6-9 months later do the other?
Your responses were/are very helpful. Thanks again.

You don't say

...which upper teeth are remaining, nor what kind of condition they are in.
The vast majority of overdentures made are on the lower jaw. This is mostly because most people do fairly well with full upper dentures. An exception would be a severe gagger.
If you have a good distribution of upper teeth in decent condition, it seems the logical low-cost option is a partial denture.
However, I sense from your original post that you have a "temporary" and I assume this means an acrylic-based partial denture.
If the remaining teeth are in poor shape and you are not a gagger, there is nothing to lose by trying a full upper denture first

I'm midway through implants process

I had three implants inserted in January. Dentist and specialist jointly determined (by x-ray) that there was enough remaining bone to take the implants. (I hope they're right!) I've seen the dentist for checks on three occasions thus far and he tells me they look fine. They'll take more x-rays late May to see if there's been sufficient growth of bone over and around the implants (i.e., "ossification") and if so, will proceed to the creation of crowns and/or a fixed bridge; I'm still not sure what we're talking about there.
Right now I'm dealing with a partial denture (which I hate) to keep teeth from spreading out any more than they already have

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