I am feeling very ashamed right now. I just went to the dentist today for the first time in 20 or so years. Between bad teeth running in my Mom's side of the family, not taking care of mine as well as I should have, and them just being a crooked mess to start with, several of them have to come out. I'm only 34 years old. I know I should be thankful that I'm generally healthy (physically at least, mentally I'm questionable), and they have never been infected or caused me any pain, but it's still not fair. I've known many people, including my Dad, that have admitted to having poor dental hygiene and have hardly ever even had a single cavity. Anyhow, how bad are partials to wear? I know nothing at this point. It's going to be in place of my upper front 4 or maybe 6 teeth, depending on which ones they can and can't save.