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Old 03-14-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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Had a peg lateral jacket that I've had for 50 years and part of tooth # 7 under it recently crack off. The tooth needs to be pulled and since it shows when I smile, I'll need a temporary partial. Should the impression for the partial be made before the tooth is extracted or does it matter?
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:43 PM
 
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I know what a peg lateral is, but what on earth is a "jacket?"
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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A "jacket" is, according to Google, another name for the type of crown I had which was, most likely, ceramic.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:45 PM
 
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A "jacket" is, according to Google, another name for the type of crown I had which was, most likely, ceramic.
I think I remember that term from the "old days" of dentistry.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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Making the impression before the tooth is removed allows fabrication of an immediate prosthesis to be placed at the same time. The advantage is that you don't have to go without a tooth. The disadvantage is that the fit is never great because the dentist is guessing what the space and the gums will look like after the tooth is removed. These are usually done as a temporary solution, so cheaper materials are used to lower costs. This is only for smiling with, so you cannot chew with it or it will break. After things heal for 1-2 months, a new impression is made so that a definitive partial can be created which has a better fit, looks better, and is stronger and more functional.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:08 AM
 
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question in detail; you gave me plenty of information to "chew on."
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