Partial dentures replace missing teeth when there are still natural teeth remaining on the upper or lower jaw. Even if functionality is not affected very much after losing one or multiple teeth, a partial denture is highly recommended in order to preserve the health of remaining teeth. If left unsupported, they will drift sideways and replacing them later will be more difficult. Moreover, remaining teeth suffer more wear and tear, whilst a partial denture will help distribute chewing and grinding forces more evenly.
A full dentition is needed for good mastication and also to support an opposing full denture. Supposed you had a full upper denture and not enough remaining front teeth on the lower jaw, you won’t bite properly and you will tilt down your denture.
At identure you can get a partial denture made from several types of materials:
They have multiple advantages:
Retention options for acrylic partial dentures are stainless steel and clear or tooth coloured resin retainers.
This type of dentures is made from injected thermoplastic nylon. There are two types, and the difference between one and the other is the degree of rigidity. The benefits of nylon flexible partials include:
Here’s what you need to know about Cast Metal Partials: