It allows us to create the most comfortable, best fitting dentures possible without even taking an impression. No gagging, no messy stuff in your mouth. Just clean perfect fitting digital partial dentures.
Three types of partial dentures are available – metal, acrylic and flexible resin.
The Metal Partial Denture is made from an alloy of Chromium and Cobalt. The latest digital technologys now allow us to laser print the frames which means the combination of an Intra Oral scan of the teeth and the laser printing process now gives us an absolutely perfect fit everytime. It is stronger, less bulky and offers the best fit. The Digital Metal partial is fabricated using a metal framework to which we then attach higher-grade denture teeth.
Acrylic partials are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth, depending on your personal circumstances.
Acrylic Partial Dentures are more affordable, but they tend to feel more bulky. The partial denture has an acrylic base upon which the teeth are set and is attached to natural teeth with small metal clasps.
The flexibility of these dentures provides several advantages over the traditional RPD alternatives made of rigid, acrylic plastic resin. Flexible, nylon-based RPDs can look realistic, stay securely in place and be more comfortable to wear. Instead of metal clasps, they have thin finger-like extensions that fit or snap into natural concavities in the crowns of the teeth near the gum line. The flexible RPD also provides an option for cosmetic improvement of adjacent teeth that appear elongated due to gum recession: The realistic-looking, gum-colored base can be made to cover areas where natural gum tissue has receded (shrunk down) and partially exposed tooth roots so that flexible RPDs provide a smile improvement and offer an instant aesthetic solution.
As soon as you lose 1 or more teeth.
Partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth. A partial denture may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. In fact, a partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support. The partial dentures are designed to be removed and should be removed nightly to contribute to a healthy oral environment.
The amount of appointments varies considerably with partial dentures. In some circumstances such as a 1 tooth acrylic partial, it may only take 2 appointments. If it is a metal partial denture with lots of missing teeth, it could take up to 5 appointments.