Partial Denture Services
Types of Partial Dentures:
Flipper - partial denture with no clasp for anterior teeth. A Flipper, also known as a "transitional partial denture”, is used as a temporary treatment after the loss of a tooth. For example, if you had an accident and came into your dentist with your tooth knocked out, or broken to the gum line, a flipper can be made quickly. We would take impressions, a bite and a shade of your teeth, send it to the lab and have it back the next day! This way, you have something to wear while final treatment is decided.
The flipper typically is made for the loss of a front tooth -- a thin pink layer of plastic will fit behind your teeth, with a clasp or two in the back teeth and the missing tooth placed where it is needed. They are fairly comfortable to wear for a finite period of time. Think of it like a retainer with a tooth on it!
Acrylic with Clasps - a mouthpiece made with acrylic with teeth and clasp that fits in the pallet. Acrylic partials consist of the denture teeth attached to an acrylic base plate. They provide good stability and retention due to the denture fitting closely and tightly against the gums and natural teeth, and the use of wrought metal clasps (retainers) to grip the teeth.
Cast Framework - metal framework cast major connectors, mior contacts rest seats and clasp. Cast Partial dentures are created from the most popular denture material in use, carefully handcrafted and cold-poured to the metal castings. Each one is unique and created just for you for the right fit.
They are easy to add to if additional teeth are required in the future.
They help to restore comfort when eating, chewing and even when speaking.
They improve the look of the mouth and gives confidence to those who have missing teeth
They protect the gums and oral tissues and prevent existing teeth from drifting into any gaps left by missing teeth. When this happens, food particles can become trapped, which leads to bacteria growth and even gum disease.
Most patients have no problem adapting to removable partial dentures as compared to complete ones.
1445 W Hoosier Blvd Suite 104
Peru, IN 46970