I just came from visiting my dentist and he tells me that at least two of my upper back teeth have to be pulled. He is telling me then that I need to either go with a partial or implants. Due to the costs of implants and insurance that is tapped out a partial is the only way I can economically handle this. Does anyone out there have experience playing with a partial? Does it effect tonguing or just plain blowing the horn. Will it work with a partial in or must it be removed in order to play? I would really appreciate hearing from some who have been there. Presently I am working as a freelance trumpeter and starting to make some money and hope to be able to increase it. Any insight you can give would be appreciated.