A Partial Denture is designed to replace one or more missing teeth. If you require a partial denture, your denturist will design your partial denture to meet your specific needs. Keeping in mind the esthetics you lost and to give you back the ability to masticate. A partial denture can be made of metal or acrylic. The choice of either, depends on the patient’s mouth, available space in the mouth and cost of the future partial denture.
A metallic denture is stronger, stable and non-corrosive. It is designed to replace missing natural teeth in patients. A metal prosthesis also prevents the migration of the remaining natural teeth, increases the chewing surface for food and offers increased comfort and better aesthetics. The metal used for this type of denture is a chrome-cobalt alloy, which allows the denturist to design and produce parts that are usually small and delicate.
It is a type of denture that offers the same functionality as metallic dentures but is more fragile and less comfortable to wear. The acrylic prosthesis is used more as a transition between tooth extraction and a permanent solution. The acrylic prosthesis is less expensive but more fragile. Its use is not recommended for the long term.