Metal partial dentures

D5213: Maxillary Partial – Cast Metal, Resin  April 19, 2015 – 09:19 pm
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A “partial” is a form of dental prosthetic that allows for the placement of a series of artificial teeth in an area where healthy teeth used to exist. They can be made from a variety of materials, and can contain as many teeth as are missing in either jaw. However, once all teeth are lost in either the mandibular (lower) or maxillary (upper) jaws, a complete (or, full) denture would be necessary. As such, partials are often referred to as “partial dentures.” Dental Procedure Code D5213 refers to a partial utilized in the upper jaw.
When a person experiences the loss of several teeth in either jaw, outside of dental implants (D6010), or a bridge (D6790), the only viable solution may be a partial denture. This prosthetic allows for a fairly aesthetic look and reasonable level of comfort due to the anchoring effect provided by the mouth's remaining healthy teeth. A partial is designed to be affixed to these teeth, which not only act as a strong stabilizer for the prosthetic, but can enhance the appearance of your smile by making the partial seem all the more “real”.
The partial described in dental procedure code D5213 is constructed of a cast metal base, with the remaining body comprised of acrylic resin. This type of denture provides excellent strength and reasonable cosmetic appeal, but wearers may sometimes find them somewhat uncomfortable given the metal framework. Modern materials science is providing more choice in this arena, and comfortable forms of dentures do exist, as is the case with flexible denture base resin (Dental Procedure Code D5226 and Dental Procedure Code D5225).
The procedure for making a partial is akin to that of making a bridge, albeit with a few more steps. In fact, the cast metal, resin base partial described in this dental code can take up to five visits until the final fitting. Fabrication of such a partial starts with an impression mold, as well as palate, tooth, and bite measurements, and a recording of tooth color and shade. These details are then forwarded to a dental lab that will fabricate the metal framework, which when complete will be forwarded back to the dental office. If the fit is a match, the next step would be to create a wax mold of the partial, which again would be returned to the dental office for a fitting. If it too is correct and to the liking of the dentist and the wearer, then finally the custom partial would be created for a final fitting.

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Cusil dentures

Does anyone know a dentist in the los angeles area that makes cusil dentures?
my mom has a partial that she hates- the metal claps hurt her and she doesn't want to deal with them anymore, ie have them adjusted.
she has about 5-10 teeth left on both upper and lower.
cusil dentures seem ideal- lets her keep her current teeth and can become full dentures later on.
i did some research on cusil dentures, but nothing comes up for los angeles.
also, what is the costs? i thought of finding a manufacturer out of state and providing the information for a local dentist here.


Sometimes a bone graft is necessary to get adequate retention and stability for a full denture. Generally this is unnecessary for partial dentures--this dentist may have a rationale, but you haven't told me enough to say I agree with this dentist.
I've already told you I don't particularly care for Valplast, so unless you specifically told the dentist you wish to avoid the metal clasps, I wouldn't let this dentist push you into a Valplast partial you may not require.
I'm inclined to advise you to go to another dentist for another opinion.
S. Bornfeld, DDS


...and similar materials are vinyl-based denture materials. To my knowledge they are not used for crowns and fixed bridges--and would be far too soft to use for this purpose.
The rationale for Valplast is that clasp-like extensions of the denture base can be made to snap over the teeth. They can be pink (to match the gum) or white (to match the teeth). What you gain compared to traditional acrylic-based dentures is that you don't use metal clasps in a cosmetically critical area.
You do however sacrifice some stability when compared to partial dentures with cast metal frames

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