A removable partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. Made of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, partials help restore better functionality to the mouth. Similar to complete dentures, it is possible to have more permanent option cemented into place.
Types of Partial Dentures:
Cast Metal Partial Dentures: These dentures have a metal framework that attaches to the remaining natural teeth for stability and support. They are strong, durable, and relatively thin, making them comfortable to wear.
Acrylic Partial Dentures: These are made entirely of acrylic material and are typically used for temporary or immediate tooth replacement. While they are more affordable, they are less durable than cast metal partials.
Flexible Partial Dentures: Constructed from a flexible, lightweight material, these dentures are comfortable and discreet. They are a popular choice because they are less noticeable and more comfortable than metal or acrylic alternatives.