Partial Denture before implant

Discussion in 'Oral Surgery' started by ImNotGinger, May 14, 2018.

  1. ImNotGinger


    May 14, 2018
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    I am 24 living in the uk and have recently had my upper right pre-molar removed (No5 I think?) and have been asked by my dentist what I was leaning towards for treatment. I have all of my other teeth but got an acrylic partial denture with no metal just with one tooth on and was going to get an implant within the next year. Would just leaving the gap until the implant is placed have any long term adverse effects or would it be advisable to wear the denture?
    ImNotGinger, May 14, 2018
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    If you've had wisdoms removed (or not present), the it's unlikely you'll get any closure of the 15 gap (FDI; or UR5). Usually the 1st and 2nd molars interlock quite well with opposing teeth to stop any movement. One-tooth dentures can be such a pain. Talk to your dentist, or the person who's going to insert the implant.
    MattKW, May 16, 2018
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