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Partial Dentures

Implant-Supported Cast Partial Dentures

Implant-Supported Cast Partials are cast partial dentures but have implants to help support and anchor the prosthesis around the remaining teeth and supporting gums.

Advantages

  • Use of implants eliminates the need of metal hooks
  • Strong biting force
  • Excellent aesthetics
  • More comfortable
  • Excellent retention
  • Less acrylic coverage in mouth

Disadvantages

  • More expensive
  • Metal framework still required

Cast Partial Dentures

Cast Partial Dentures consist of a cast metal framework which reinforces the dentures and helps support remaining natural teeth.  Metal clasp (hooks) anchor on the remaining natural teeth to provide retention and stability when used.

Advantages

  • All metal frameworks we offer are made of Vitallium (trademark for an alloy of 65% cobalt, 30% chromium, 5% molybdenum, and other substances)
  • Light weight
  • Hygienic
  • Strong and rigid
  • Prevents natural teeth from shifting

Disadvantages

 

  •  Metal clasps may show (dependent on teeth that remain)
  • Natural teeth may need prep work
  • Feeling of metal in the mouth
  • may require more adjustments

Flexible Partial Dentures

Flexible Partial Dentures are made of a biocompatible nylon and thermoplastic resin which gives it the ability to be flexible.

Advantages

  • Virtually invisible
  • Well adapted around gum tissues and teeth
  • Strong, thin and lightweight
  • More comfortable
  • Very retentive
  • Very adaptive to gum tissues which means less adjustments required
  • Clasp tested to be virtually unbreakable

Disadvantages

  • Expensive to repair or add teeth
  • More precise adjustments needed
  • Harder to tighten/reline