Custom Partial Dentures
Apple Denture & Implant Solutions offers various types of partial dentures to our patients. They range from basic acrylic dentures that replace one or more missing teeth to a complex combination of durable titanium parts, invisible clips and natural-looking teeth.
Removable partial dentures restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve their ability to chew and speak clearly. They are customized to a patient’s specific requirements. Partial dentures are usually made to replace one or more teeth.
Types and Styles of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures may be either tooth-supported or tooth and tissue-supported, with significant differences between these two types of dentures. The number of teeth remaining, and the position and stability of the adjacent teeth are some of the factors that help us determine the style and type of partial dentures to be used. A variety of different materials are used to fabricate the partial dentures including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics.
For transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth acrylic partial dentures are usually used. The metal/acrylic partial, commonly called a “cast partial,” is a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, both of which are ultra-thin, light and strong. For a dual advantage, flexible thermoplastics are an option. This denture complements esthetically and adds flexibility. To contribute to a healthy oral environment all partials are designed to be removable and should be removed at night.
Cast Partial Dentures
Cast partial dentures are the most appropriate prosthesis to replace several, but not all missing teeth. Cast partial dentures are a very durable, comfortable and rigid option. They can be designed to add teeth to it in the future, a task normally done within a day at our clinic. We use leading 3-D Scanning and Printing technology to produce the most accurately fitting metal frames currently available on the market.
Hybrid Cast Partial Dentures
Hybrid Cast partial dentures are made using a metal framework, but the clips that retain the denture in the mouth are made out of clear/pink flexible resin material to blend with your mouth and not show silver clips on your teeth. Hybrid cast partial dentures are easy to maintain since they allow teeth to be added to the denture if more are lost. When your gums recede, the denture can be relined.
Acrylic Partial Dentures
Acrylic partial dentures are typically fabricated as a temporary/healing denture in the majority of cases. They are retained in the mouth with metal clips/hooks around some teeth present in the mouth. Acrylic partial dentures are not recommended as a long-term solution since they will start hurting your gums when used for prolonged periods of time.