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Old 02-28-2019, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by afrances47 View Post
I just got a new upper partial and the acrylic is the wrong color, it's too thick and the teeth do not match my natural teeth color. On top of that it is not aesthetically pleasing. My old one was a flexible partial and the acrylic is much thinner than this new one. How can I explain to my dentist how unhappy I am with this new partial without him getting defensive or dismissive. I also have a bottom partial and the acrylic is just too thick, it's not snuggled against my gums, the bottom teeth bump into my upper teeth and I can't eat or talk right because of it. Should I advise my dental insurance company of my unhappiness?
You should tell your dentist the same thing you've written here. It's especially important that your bite is now off. You should not incur additional costs thru insurance but you should advise them that this is going on in the event your dentist submits for payment (shouldn't).
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:32 PM
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I just got a permanent partial. Waited weeks for it while using a temporary. The temporary was stiff and ill-fitting, but not too bad, and looked pretty good. The permanent is supposed to be more flexible (a different material). The new one is painful to eat in (in fact, it is impossible to eat in it). It is very difficult to get in and out. But the worse part is even though it was very expensive, it doesn't line up. The real front tooth is at least an 8th of an inch lower than the front tooth on the partial, and the rest up of the partial teeth go up from there making the partial teeth noticeably higher than the real teeth on the other side. The look is embarrassing. i wasn't expecting perfection, but this is ridiculous. I'm so disappointed. i went back to wearing the temporary. Where does one go from here when this happens?
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:27 AM
Location: Florida
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You go back to whatever dentist fitted you
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