I have a upper partial for about 15 yrs. can the denturist make a duplicate upper by using the old upper & not making a new in mouth impression I’ve hag throat cancer & after radical neck dissection & radiation I no longer have enough jaw opening to make a new impression.
This is a very good question, Thank you. If not much has changed in the proper fit, proper occlusion and satisfactory appearance of your current partial upper denture, generally speaking a new one can probably be made. A lot depends if your current partial upper denture has a metal framework or not, and is all acrylic. This will decide many things. The practitioner that you see must be made fully aware of your medical and dental history to be able to properly make a treatment plan to offer you the best options for a successful new partial upper denture and offering you the least in discomfort through out the entire fabrication process of the new partial as well as the wearing of it after it is completed and inserted to your mouth.
I hope this helps, please do let me know how it all works out,