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Removable Partial Dentures
[May 19, 2015 – 03:01 am]
Removable Partial Dentures

You have choices when replacing missing or damaged teeth. What is the best option? The answer really depends on a variety of factors: Location of the missing tooth Condition of the adjacent teeth Medical and Dental History of the Patient Cost Consideration In this three part blog we will be comparing and contrasting: Fixed Bridge vs. Dental Implant vs. Removable Partial Denture Option 2: Removable Partial Denture A removable partial denture can be a decent replacement for a missing tooth. A Removable Partial Denture (RPD) is typically made of metal and gum colored plastic and…


Partial Dentures before and after
[May 17, 2015 – 02:26 am]
Partial Dentures before and after

Acrylic Removable Partial Denture Before: This patient had a very loose front tooth. Molds were taken of his teeth and sent to a dental lab to make an immediate acrylic removable partial denture, “flipper”, before the tooth was scheduled to be removed. After: The same day the tooth came out, the flipper was placed in the mouth. Similar to a retainer, this device is removable and is held in place by the backs of the remaining teeth. Enamel Microabrasion Brown, yellow, or white spots may be superficial and can be removed in one appointment. This conservative procedure, requires…

Partial denture attachments
[May 12, 2015 – 01:23 am]
Partial denture attachments

I need a denture what are my options?Conventional removeable partial dentures Precision and semi-precision partial dentures Conventional over-denture Implant over-denture Immediate dentures - what to expect Wearing a new denture what to expect Why consider a metal base denture? ] back to top [ Conventional Removable Partial Dentures A partial denture is useful for a person missing some teeth, but still having a number of natural teeth. This device is also called a removable prosthesis, and is a means by which artificial replacement teeth are held in the mouth. The…

Soft partial dentures
[May 11, 2015 – 01:19 am]
Soft partial dentures

The Valplast flexible partial denture is an exciting newcomer to the denture field. It is ideal for those patients who have lost several but not all their teeth and require a partial denture. A conventional partial denture consists of an acrylic plate that fits over the soft palate of your mouth, which has a number of false teeth mounted on it. Metal clips help to secure it in place. There are two types of partial denture: The Valplast flexible denture differs from these in that the plate is made from a flexible, plastic material which fits neatly into your mouth and is virtually…

Flexite partial dentures
[May 9, 2015 – 12:41 am]
Flexite partial dentures

Example of the flexite denture I (30-year-old female) @ Before treatment This patient was displeased with the metal band showing through the teeth. Also, the attachment was loose and shifted when chewing food. Because the teeth next to the missing tooth are healthy, we decided to go with a flexite denture. After treatment Example of the flexite denture II (67-year-old male) @ Before treatment The first photograph shows the lower teeth of a patient who would like to fill missing teeth. Not enough teeth are left to support a bridge. The patient did not want implants. Because the…

What is Partial dentures?
[May 7, 2015 – 12:32 am]
What is Partial dentures?

A partial denture usually refers to a removable replacement for some missing teeth in an arch, upper or lower jaw. The partial can be made of all acrylic, acrylic with stainless steel clasps, acrylic with strengthening chrome-cobalt framework embedded it and acrylic bases for the teeth areas with supporting chrome-cobalt framework and retention clasps. Flexible partial dentures are also available that are made with a special light strong and flexible acrylic. These, although light and often esthetic, are difficult to repair, and may not be the best choice for a variety of…

Eating with partial dentures
[May 6, 2015 – 12:26 am]
Eating with partial dentures

One of the things you probably look forward to the most about getting dentures is enjoying foods you love, such as steak, corn on the cob, and gooey frozen deserts. But new denture wearers can find the journey back to eating steak frustrating. Biting and chewing often feel different than before. And the fear of having your dentures slip during a meal can be enough to keep you away from restaurants altogether. Before you turn down that invitation to all-you-can-eat-ribs night, try these tips for eating with full or partial dentures. With a little practice eating with dentures…

Types of partial dentures clasps
[May 5, 2015 – 12:23 am]
Types of partial dentures clasps

Partial Dentures Partial dentures are one way to replace teeth that are missing. Partial dentures usually refer to the type that can be removed (as opposed to fixed partial dentures,usually called bridges). Before a partial denture is fitted,any other work that is needed in the mouth is usually carried out first. This will include any fillings and gum work that is needed. Sometimes the teeth that hold the partial denture in place will need adjusted,built out or even crowned to help secure the denture better. The base of the denture is made from either metal or plastic (acrylic),and…

Cheap partial Dentures
[April 29, 2015 – 11:20 pm]
Cheap partial Dentures

A removable partial denture is a device which replaces all the missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. A typical design is pictured below: PROS: Low cost. All missing lower or upper teeth are replaced with one device. CONS: A removable device is not completely stable and catches some food debris. The hardware can be uncomfortable, and requires constant removal and cleaning. 30% of patients who attempt to wear these devices are unsuccessful. COST: About $1800 per partial denture. Insurance typically covers half the cost. Thus, if seven teeth are missing from the lower…

What are Partial dentures?
[April 27, 2015 – 10:48 pm]
What are Partial dentures?

Joseph J. Massad, DDS For more on this topic, go to and search using the following key words: prosthesis, flexible partial dentures, stability, retention, Dr. Joe Massad. Welcome back! This month’s tip concerns flexible partials. I don’t think I have given a lecture in the last 10 years without someone in the audience asking me my opinion of flexible partials. I believe, initially, many of us were a little hesitant to do flexible partials since they were not considered a conventionally acceptable method of replacing missing teeth. Also, because of the flexure, many were concerned…