Types Of Partial Denture – Dr Florian Mack Dentures
Partial dentures are made to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures can be made from different materials. Acrylic partial dentures can be tissue borne, that is resting on the gingiva only, or tooth borne, resting on teeth using metal clasps.
Flexible partial dentures
Flexible partial dentures are made from Valplast and have a good retention on teeth with good undercuts. They have no clasps and are often more comfortable that stiff partial dentures. They are considered as temporary dentures to be replaced after one year with a permanent denture or implant denture.
Cast partial dentures (cast metal frame)
Cast partial dentures are conventional cast (metal frame) partial denture with clasps and have milled crowns with cast partial denture and clasps. They are considered permanent dentures, lasting many years but require yearly recall so they can be checked for fitment and may need relining after a year or two.
Fixed-removable partial dentures or hybrid dentures
The immediate acrylic partial denture is made from pink denture acrylic with denture teeth and is more a temporary denture.
A permanent partial denture is made on a bio-compatible Chrome Cobalt metal base that is covered in pink denture resin with denture teeth and clasps that connect to your teeth. Partial dentures can be easily removed by the patient for cleaning purposes.
What is a precision attachment and how is it used?
In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments known as ERA attachments or snap in denture.
Precision attachments incorporated into crowns or dentures are more aesthetic than clasps and are used in the telescopic denture or snap in denture.
Crowns on your natural teeth are sometimes needed to improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments. Partial dentures with precision attachments cost more than those with clasps.
How many appointments are needed to make a permanent partial denture?
Each patient is different and depending on number of remaining teeth it takes several appointments to insert a partial denture.
Repair, reline and addition of dentures
Usually repairs or reline and adding teeth to the denture is a same day job. The first appointment will be in the early morning to take the impressions and the same day in the late afternoon the denture will be finished. When you book an appointment, please let us know that you require an emergency denture repair.