Dental partial plates or dentures have a framework or plate with false teeth attached to it. The denture fits in the mouth. You must use this plate if you have a few missing teeth. The denture can be removed and should be used by people who want better bite surface and a perfect smile. It takes some time for the patient to be accustomed of using the dentures. When you begin to use the denture, you have to wear it always. The denture can be adjusted by the dentist for a comfortable fit. There are many types of dental partial plates or dentures.
These dentures can be made of acrylic, plastic, cast metal or a combination of two types of material. The dentures made of plastic are less expensive than other types of dentures. You can choose the best denture according to your requirements after consulting a dentist. The various types of dental partial plates are as follows.
Types Of Dental Partial Plates
Treatment Partial Denture
These types of dental partial plates are also called flippers. Acrylic is used for making the denture. The denture is used only for sometime while the patient is waiting for the healing in other dental implant treatments. The treatment denture is temporary. It can be fragile as well as brittle. The denture has missing teeth in which some space is left for the natural teeth. It does not take much time for making the denture. You do not have to wait for a long time to use the denture after the tooth extraction. The denture is affordable and not as expensive as other types of removable partial dentures.
Flexible Framework Dentures
These types of dental partial plates or dentures are made with flexible material such as nylon like material and plastic. Vinyl composite such as Fexite and Ultraflex is also used for making the denture. The denture is unbreakable. It is made with a pink material of the same color as the gums. The denture and its clasps are made with nylon material. The denture is very comfortable and it can be shaped very thin. This denture is durable.
Cast Metal Denture
Cast metal is used for making these types of dental partial plates. The false teeth are bonded to the acrylic with a metallic framework. The framework is bonded to the existing natural teeth with clasps. The denture is durable, stable, long lasting and retentive. The denture does not let the sore spots to form, as it does not touch the gums.
This removable partial denture is like the flipper denture. The denture is useful for the replacement of a single molar sandwiched between two molars. The denture has an arch shape, which helps in replacing the teeth. The false teeth are held in proper place with a plastic framework, which fits around two molars. The denture is inexpensive.
In the combination denture, the denture is made with a combination of the cast metal as well as plastic. Metal is used for making the framework while plastic is used for making the clasps. The denture is suitable for people who want to prevent sore spots. The denture has invisible clasps.
These types of dental partial plates or dentures have holes or openings for fitting the remaining natural teeth. The opening has an elastic gasket for fitting in the rest of the natural teeth. The false teeth look like the natural teeth. The natural teeth stabilize the denture. The denture blends well with the dental arch.
There is no chance for the entry of the food in the denture. The cusil denture should be used by people who want to prevent pressure. Teeth pressure is a major problem in dentures in which metal clasps are used. The denture is very comfortable and other people do not notice the denture. This denture should be used by people who want to retain teeth while wearing the full denture.