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Old 11-12-2015, 03:01 PM
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I recently had 4 front teeth and one back molar extracted and was given a stay plate by my dentist. I was unable to wear it at all for the first two days and went in today to have it adjusted. It still is extremely painful and does not fit well. From what I've read that is to be expected. However, my dentist told me to take it out to eat. That does not jive with what I've read elsewhere and will proove to be very difficult since I have a lot of business luncheons at my job. I look like a vampire with the plate out. What are other's experiences re: eating with a stay plate?
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:50 PM
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For those of you who don't know what a stay plate is, it is a partial denture.

I have always heard they are generally uncomfortable and can be difficult to adjust. I would say to work with your dentist on adjustments to get it as good as can be gotten.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:21 PM
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This is the cheapest options available to put teeth back in the mouth. As such, these are "church teeth" which are generally cosmetic to smile with and not functional.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:33 PM
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I had that and it was comfortable and mostly functional. However, I quickly eliminated sandwiches (biting into bread) because the partial would 'stick' into the bread. But my dentist was able to fit it nicely and I found it a mostly positive experience (compared to the alternative).

As I've gone on and have a near full partial I've also learned to make some minor adjustments to the dental appliance using electric nail filing thing. But my dentist also told me that if it didn't fit right to come in right away. I think they are meant to be a good fit, but because each is a unique fit, it takes time and adjustments.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:44 PM
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I just got my stay plate today, aim having implants done and will have the stay plate for several months I hate that there is gap between the plate and the roof of my mouth. Is this normal and what is the general opinion do you remove it to eat or not
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:18 AM
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Ditto what toofache said. These are 99% for cosmetics. Remove it when you eat. If you are out to dinner somewhere and don't want to be embarrassed, order the pasta or something soft, then politely excuse yourself afterwards and go to the restroom to clean it off.
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