Removable partial dentures are often made to replace one or more teeth, and they are customized to a patient’s specific requirements. They can restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve their ability to chew and speak clearly. The position, stability, and number of remaining teeth are only a few of the factors that will help us to determine what type of partial denture is best for you.
Removable Partial Dentures
Partials that are entirely acrylic are commonly referred to as either “transitional” or “flipper” partials. They are typically used as temporary replacements for missing teeth. Whereas a metal/acrylic combination partial, commonly called a “cast metal” partial, is usually more rigid, and, therefore, a more permanent style. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome-cobalt alloy or titanium, both of which are light, very strong and ultra-thin.
All partials are designed to be removable and should be removed nightly to contribute to a healthy oral environment. With newer designs, materials, and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever.
The benefits of partials
Properly designed partials will not be harmful to your remaining natural teeth. In fact, they may even help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support. Partial dentures may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth.