Partial Dentures

 Partial Upper & Lower Acrylic Dentures

Partial Upper & Lower Acrylic Dentures

 Partial Upper & Lower Metal Dentures

Partial Upper & Lower Metal Dentures

 
 
 

PARTIAL DENTURES

  • To replace any missing teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw

  • There are various types of partial dentures:

Plastic Upper Dentures

  • – Sit on the gums, and in most cases require stainless steel wire to hold the denture in position.  The clasps attach to the remaining natural teeth

Metal Dentures

  • – Cast metal dentures are made from chrome cobalt

  • – Sit on the gums, using clasps to hold the denture firmly in place

  • – ‘Rests’ are incorporated into the denture (a piece of metal sitting on top of a natural tooth). This stops any damage or irritation by not allowing the denture to push into the gums

  • – A lot thinner than acrylic dentures

  • – Stronger than acrylic dentures because the biting force is shared between the gums and the remaining teeth (by using rests)

  • – In some cases of the upper denture, the palate can remain open, allowing extra taste, and the sensation of ‘hot’ and ‘cold’