What is removable partial denture?

The removable partial denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring to remaining teeth.

Type of removable partial denture:

1.  Removable partial denture with plastic/acrylic base: pink plastic base with or without wire.

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Pros of plastic/acrylic denture

      • Simple and Economical.
      • If there is more tooth loss in the future, acrylic tooth can be added to the denture. It can be used as an interim denture in periodontal patient or in patient with poor prognosis teeth.
      • Used as an interim denture before permanent denture can be made

Cons of plastic/acrylic denture

      • Thick acrylic base which might cause discomfort when eating or disrupt speech
      • Acrylic is brittle and has short life span

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2.  Removable partial denture with metal base: made from cobalt, chromium . Suitable for patient with healthy remaining teeth

Pros of removable partial denture:

  • Metal base is thin which is more comfortable to wear
  • Strong

Cons of removable partial denture:

  • Higher price than acrylic denture

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3.  Removable partial denture with valplast base: made of nylon thermoplastic which has elastic property

Pros of removable partial denture with valplast base

    • Lightweight
    • More esthetic, gum-color wire

Cons of removable partial denture with valplast base

    • Alteration difficulty
        • More expensive than normal acrylic base
        • Not suitable for multiple missing teeth due to lack of rigidity

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Treatment time:

It depends on many factors such as number of teeth replacement, natural tooth condition, gum and bone condition. The dentist will consider before treatment. Normally it will take more than 1 visit.

The Ivory Dental Clinic determines to provide prompt services so every patient gets the fast response and efficient treatment.

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