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Modern partial dentures are designed to be comfortable and perform the functions of natural teeth, massively improving your quality of life.

Whether due to an unfortunate accident, gum disease, or tooth decay, having missing teeth is not uncommon. Tooth loss can affect chewing patterns, cause bone loss, and impact self-esteem when left untreated.

When a patient is missing several but not all of their teeth, Partial dentures are a great restorative solution. Different types of dentures have different options available in terms of material and hardware choices, with the two most popular being Acrylic Dentures and Cast-Metal/Cast Partial Dentures.

Dentures are a dental appliance that you’ll have to wear every day, which is why it’s crucial to choose the most suitable prosthetic for you and your lifestyle.

Acrylic Partial Dentures

acrylic partial denture

Acrylic dentures are made of acrylic resin and are favoured among denture wearers for a handful of reasons.

This type of prosthetic is less expensive and easy to adjust and add teeth to if needed in the future. It is mainly used as a temporary appliance or in cases with advanced periodontal disease.

The gum-looking base that houses artificial teeth needs to be somewhat bulky to decrease the risk of breakage. While patients can eat and talk normally, the denture’s bulkiness can take a little while to get used to.

If you’re likely to lose more teeth in the near future, you can easily have extra teeth added to the existing denture without needing to create a new one.

Cast-Metal Partial Dentures

Cast-Metal Partial dentures are one of the most common tooth replacement options out there, as they’re strong and built to last many years.

This type of Partial dentures is generally smaller in size and thickness than its acrylic counterpart. Its shape repeats the contour of person’s gums and makes them easier to adapt to as they don’t take up much room on the roof of the wearer’s mouth.

cast-metal denture

These dentures have a custom-made metal framework where the acrylic and denture teeth are attached. The metal framework allows the appliance to be stronger, lighter, and cover less of the gums to preserve the remaining teeth. As leaders in advanced denture treatment options, we use highest-quality dental alloys to create our frameworks and offer 3D-Printed denture frameworks along with CAD/CAM milled titanium frames in our appliances.

Depending on the location of your Partial denture, the clips that connect the metal framework to your remaining teeth may be visible when you talk. To remedy this, the clips can be made with a tooth-coloured material to make them less noticeable. The customizations come at a price though, which is why Cast-Metal Partial dentures are typically more expensive than Acrylic partial dentures.

Which Partial Denture Is Best for You?

Several factors need to be considered when choosing the best type of Partial denture for you including oral history, the number of missing teeth, aesthetics, and cost. During your complimentary consultation appointment, your denturist will review your options and provide you with their professional opinion.

At Apple Denture & Implant Solutions, your satisfaction is our number one priority.

With the help of state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, our team of denturists strive to provide our patients with the best results possible.

Get in touch with us to learn more about types of Partial dentures and book your complimentary consultation today.