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Partial dentures are removable false teeth which replace one  or more missing teeth in your mouth. They are made of acrylic, nylon or metal and are usually recommended when one or more of natural teeth are still present in your mouth, and therefore referred to as partial dentures.

A partial denture normally attaches to the natural teeth via metal clasps which fix them securely in place. They are mainly used to restore aesthetic appearance and the ability to eat food efficiently.

Types of partial dentures

There are two types of partial dentures: fixed and removable.

  1. Fixed partial dentures – Also referred to as dental bridges, these are dentures which permanently attach the artificial teeth to the jaw with a dental crown.
  2. Removable partial dentures – These are the prosthesis that fill the gap between two healthy teeth. They are connected by a metal framework that helps to keep them in place. Depending on the material used, partial dentures are further classified into two groups: acrylic partials and acrylic with metal partials.

 

 

Acrylic partials

 

Acrylic with metal partials

Made up of gum-colored thermoplastic acrylic base

 

Made up of gum-colored acrylic base

No metal framework or metal clasps for support

 

Metal framework is incorporated to increase the strength and rigidity

Flexible and less rigid

Metal clasps and retainers are added to increase support

Suitable for front teeth where aesthetics are a major concern

 

Suited for back teeth where biting forces are strong

 

Depending upon the number of teeth remaining in your oral cavity, your dentist will determine an appropriate treatment plan and the most suitable partial dentures for you.

If you need any more information regarding partial dentures contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Families from Meriden  find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund. We also service patients from surrounding areas including 



 

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