A pedi-partial is an alternative to the premature loss of front primary (baby) teeth. Artificial teeth can not be expected to function as natural teeth. A pedi-partial is designed primarily for esthetic reasons; therefore your child will need to avoid hard, sticky foods or biting hard objects.
Some Examples of foods to avoid are:
- Jolly Ranchers, Now & Laters etc…
- Chewing Gum / Bubble Gum
- Taffy, Tootsie Rolls, Carmel
- Gummy Bears
- Pizza Crusts
- Apple, Pears
(Any foods that require biting into need to be cut up in bite size pieces so that no pressure is applied to the artificial teeth)
We can not guarantee that the pedi-partial will be an exact match to the color or your child’s teeth. We are limited to number of labs that make quality pedi-partials and we are only able to choose from three shades.
In the event that one or both sides of pedi-partial come loose, this is not considered a dental emergency. If the pedi-partial becomes loose on both sides where you can remove it, call the office and make an appointment to have it re- cemented.
If one side of the pedi-partial comes off, you may try to push that band back on the tooth or try to loosen the other side by holding on the wire closest to the band that is still intact on the tooth. To loosen you may try to push up and down on that side to remove pedi-partial completely then call that office to make an appointment to have pedi-partial to be re-cemented.