Partial dentures also called as flexible dentures are usually made to replace one or more teeth. They can be made entirely from plastic, or from a mixture of plastic and light alloy.
They are attached to your remaining natural teeth with metal clasps or flexible tooth coloured clasps.
Why is it important to have missing teeth replaced?
The health of your remaining teeth may suffer if some of your teeth are missing. They can change position and move into the gaps. Partial dentures prevent your natural teeth from shifting and moving into unsightly positions. In fact, a partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support, improving the overall health of your mouth.
What are the benefits of metal alloy partial dentures?
Metal alloy partial dentures are usually made from an alloy of chromium cobalt and are much stronger than plastic ones. In selected cases, a window could be incoporated into the framework to allow natural sensation whilst eating or drinking.
The metal base of the partial denture is used to hold the gum coloured plastic base, so they look very natural and discreet.