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Partials

Patients that have too many teeth missing may be candidate for Partial dentures.They are now available in two forms. First is the most common type of prosthesis, which used a metal substructure that attaches to the remaining teeth in the mouth for support. Partials usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by a metal framework.  Removal partial dentures, attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices.

 

Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture. Partials dentures are removable. Another type of partials dentures, called Valplast, is a new flexible partial dentures, made from a specially made acrylic, which allows for bending and absorbing, without the use of metals. Most patients find this type of partials much user friendly, because of the ability of this material to flex and adapt to the soft tissues of the oral cavity. It also provides more of a cosmetic advantage than the metal.

For the first few weeks,  a new partial may feel awkward or bulky.  However, your mouth will eventually become accustomed to wearing it.  Inserting and removing the dentures will require some practice.