When the patient sill has most of their natural dentition remaining, a partial denture can be fabricated. There are two main types of partial dentures, acrylic partials which are cost effective and quickly fabricated, and cast partials, which are more precise, stronger, and longer lasting. Take advantage of our free consultation, where we tailor treatment plans to fit our patient needs, and answer any questions they may have.
Acrylic partials are made entirely out of acrylic resin, wire clasps can be added that help keep the partial denture in place. From single tooth to multiple tooth replacement, they are the cost effective solution, and if the patient requires teeth added or clasps moved in the future, the work usually can be done same day in our laboratory.
Cast partials are constructed on chrome-cobalt alloy frameworks, this cast framework makes the partial very strong, while being thinner and less intrusive than an acrylic partial. The framework can also be fitted with precision attachments and any number of specialty clasps, which keep the partial denture in place. If the patient needs teeth added or clasps moved, this work usually can be done same day in our laboratory. The only processes we outsource is the fabrication of the framework and the welding of existing frameworks, an involved process that we have entrusted to our dental technology colleagues. If the patient requires teeth added or clasps moved in the future, the work usually can be done same day in our laboratory, in rare cases the cast partial needs to be sent out for welding.
Whether the patient chooses cast or acrylic, the partial denture will enable better chewing, speech, and fill in any missing spaces. Most importantly, the partial denture will maintain the spaces between the remaining natural dentition, it will prevent over eruption, migration, and crowding of the remaining natural dentition.