Acrylic Partial Denture
Acrylic partial dentures, often known as dental flippers, are another popular form of partial denture. The clasps on a dental flipper wrap over your natural teeth, while the acrylic base sits on your gums and oral soft tissues. A dental flipper is a considerably more economical and pleasant solution for replacing lost teeth. Dental flipper teeth are inexpensive, but they lack the stability and durability of cast metal framework partial dentures.
Cast Metal Partial Denture
The most popular detachable partial denture is a cast metal partial denture. It’s made out of a main and minor connection, as well as a soft gum-colored acrylic resin foundation. The metal structure that serves as the foundation for your partial denture is the main connection. It is constructed of chromium cobalt or other alloys such as titanium. Following the preparation of the structure, the acrylic-resin foundation is applied. It wraps over a portion of the structure to protect delicate tissue and attaches fake teeth on top.
Fixed Partial Dentures
Fixed partial dentures (FPD), also known as dental bridges, are held in place by being glued, cemented, or mechanically attached. They are available in a variety of designs to meet your requirements. Your dentist will utilize your natural teeth or possibly implants as abutments to keep the dentures in place.
As opposed to detachable partial dentures, there is no metal structure. Instead, the crown for your abutment is made of all-metal, all-ceramic, or porcelain fused to metal by your dentist. They may utilize metal or porcelain veneers that are glued and affixed to the natural teeth close to the missing teeth region.
Flexible Partial Denture
Flexible partial dentures are manufactured of thermoplastic nylon resin, which is lighter and thinner. Because there are no visible metal clasps or retainer arms to wrap around your tooth, flexible partial dentures look better. The thicker plastic substance, on the other hand, is employed in its construction to prevent the plastic from shattering and to offer stability in your mouth. Although flexible partial dentures are attractive and blend in with your natural teeth, they may not be a long-term choice for tooth replacement.
Implant-supported dentures are the most stable and natural option to replace lost teeth. You may desire to have a dental implant to replace your missing teeth, but owing to poor jawbone quality and the increased cost of dental implants, you may not be able to get implants for all of your teeth. As a result, your dentist chooses the optimum position and the fewest amount of implants to hold your partial denture in place. In this manner, you have a snug fit in your mouth with no uncomfortable places or irritations.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are best for a partially edentulous patient. They are held in place by mechanical clasps or retainers wrapped around the remaining natural teeth close to the missing region. These natural teeth are known as abutment teeth, and dentists prepare the neighboring abutment ahead of time to hold your partial denture in place. The gum-colored acrylic resin or thermoplastic material base of removable partials sits on your gums. Depending on the number of missing teeth, artificial teeth are attached to this acrylic base.