Your prosthodontist may recommend a removable partial denture if you lack any teeth.
Its primary benefit? By restoring the patient’s ability to chew and smile, this dental prosthesis also keeps the remaining natural teeth from shifting. Fixed dentures and dental implants are further choices for tooth replacement. The restoration of oral health function and beauty is the common goal of all of them. Following a consultation, your dentist will assess your situation and lay out the options for you to consider. One option to replace lost teeth while enhancing your facial features and self-confidence is with removable partial dentures.
What are Removable Partial Denture?
The new, artificial replacement teeth are affixed to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is the foundation of a removable partial denture. A metal framework may occasionally be used to keep the denture in place inside the mouth.
Partial removable dentures are the ideal option when a patient has numerous missing teeth but still has one or more natural teeth in the upper jaw or lower jaw.
This is due to the requirement that removable partial dentures be precisely fastened to natural teeth using clasps or some other type of mechanism
Removable partial dentures made of cast metal. The most typical kind of partials are those. They attach a cobalt-chromium alloy metal base to your natural teeth using metal clasps or fine attachments.
Precision attachments and metal clasps differ mostly in appearance. You may choose for less obvious precision attachments that slide into preparations if you care about how your partial looks. These dentures typically cost more than those with metal clasps but will appear more realistic.
Removable partial dentures made of cast metal are a reliable long-term option.
Removable partial dentures with an acrylic clasp. The term “dental flippers” is another name for these dentures. The tissue in your mouth is where they rest; they are formed of pink substance. These are typically only advised as a temporary fix because the material is weaker and more likely to break. Until your cast metal removable partial dentures are ready, they can use these.
Flippers are also the least expensive type of removable denture, but due to the thickness of the acrylic foundation, they are not as pleasant as the others.
Customizable partial dentures. If a patient has an allergy to cast metal or acrylic, a flexible partial denture is an appropriate interim replacement. These dentures are composed of a very thin plastic and are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.
Although flexible partial dentures are the priciest and have a shorter lifespan than metal cast ones, they can still be a good alternative for replacing your missing teeth.