I recently got a temporary upper partial. The temp teeth do not match up to the lower teeth. They are incisors but the bottom teeth are molars. I will have the temp plate for 5 more months. It is very difficult to chew. The dentist feels I need to live with it as it is temporary. I think they should correct the plate and have the teeth match. Are my expections wrong? They suggest I am being unreasonable. I would like to here
4. Reply to Temporary Partial by Diadona
Posted: July 3, 2012 11:53 am
How wonderful that your dentist is going to remake your upper teeth! Let us know how your bite matches up when you get them.
Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!
3. Reply to Temporary Partial by Karen @ Fixodent
Posted: July 2, 2012 8:43 pm
2. Reply to Temporary Partial by Diadona
Posted: July 1, 2012 4:29 pm
I think it is your dentist who is being unreasonable. If your dentist won't fix it, you need to find another dentist (who may fix it or, more likely, will make another partial). You should let your dentist know that you will be seeking a refund.
Is the plate temporary because you are getting implants? If so, you might want to reconsider (and let your dentist know you are reconsidering) using your dentist for the implants and/or the implant restoration with crowns or a bridge. Far too many cosmetic dentists are focussed solely on implants.
Five months is too long to suffer.
1. Reply to Temporary Partial by Diadona
Posted: June 29, 2012 3:56 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. It must be so frustrating that your bite doesn't match up properly, and equally frustrating that your dentist feels you need to live with it for 5 more months. Besides the difficulty chewing that you've already experienced, this can also lead to sore spots. The bite of your denture must be carefully designed, and your dentist shouldn't expect you to live with dentures which don't have a proper bite. My advice is to let your dentist know you need this corrected as soon as possible. If your dentist still won't make the necessary adjustments, then you may want to take your dentures to another dentist for a second opinion.
I hope this is helpful. Keep in touch to let us know how you're doing!