Partial dentures are designed to replace 1 or more missing teeth. They are customised to fit each patient’s specific requirements. Partial dentures help prevent natural teeth from shifting or drifting into gaps, and lower partials can help to stabilize an upper denture. Most importantly, partial dentures improve chewing ability and overall appearance.
Partials can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination and flexible thermoplastics. New designs and materials make partials lighter and more comfortable than ever before.
There are 2 different metals available:
- Chrome Cobalt, which is the most commonly used
- Titanium is thinner, lighter, and biocompatible.
Your Denturist will help you determine what is the best option for you.