Partial dentures (RPD - removable partial denture)
can represent the ideal treatment option for patients
who have missing tooth structures and don't need or require
It is very important to replace missing teeth for
- mastication or chewing ability
- support of remaining teeth
- support of ab opposing full denture
Acrylic partial dentures are the lowest cost because of the
ease of repair; reline or addition of further teeth, are
generally advised where remaining dentition is doubtful or
tooth loss is significant. Most acrylic dentures will
have stainless steel retention, but in some cases that may
not be necessary.
Another retention option for acrylic dentures is clear or
tooth coloured resin retainers.
Cast Metal Partails
Are generally thinner and smaller in the mouth than
most other options and of course offer great strength and
stability as well as support for remaining teeth.
Metal based RPD's require an efficient design and
implementation of a rigid prosthesis that becomes integrated
(attached) into an environment that is not rigid (gingiva,
soft tissues). Contrary to popular thought.... a partial
does not necessarily have to be rigid in order to be
effective and functional.
One of the most common complaints about wearing standard
denture partials centres on the unsightly, bright and shiny
clasp devices for affixing the partial to surrounding tooth
structures. Preparation of adjacent teeth is sometimes
performed to make the attachment devices less visible.
Nylon Flexible Partials
The flexible product line is perhaps one of the most popular
treatment alternatives to traditional metal partials.
Proprietary design and fabrication elements of the
partial promotes improved adaptation and fitting of the
restorative prosthesis to remaining tooth structures and
Patients typically report this type of partial is
comfortable, flexible and lightweight (compared to metallic
partials). Aesthetically, there is no concern of having
unattractive metal attachment devices showing when they
Flexible synthetics and custom design or the partial assure
a snug and comfortable fit that eliminates the need for
external clasps. These products can be the ideal choice
for patients seeking metal-free restorative solutions.
Patients prone to sensitivity or allergic reactions may want
to research the suitability of this treatment. As with many
popular treatments in dentistry, allergic symptoms can occur
for restorative components that contain mercury, nickel,
titanium and certain types of synthetic properties commonly
found in denture partials.
The result: A functional, light weight flexible patial
that you will love to wear.
The best decision is an informed decision.
Oral health histories and projected health conditions will
evaluated by Scott Thomas, confa-dental's Lead Dental Technician and Dental Prosthetist to determine the best benefits in function and
overall aesthetics. Some dental conditions may change over
time and could cause failure or re-treatment if these
factors are not discussed in full with confa-dental prior to treatment.