A denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task when you have missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks.
There are two types of these: ones made fully of plastic(acrylic) OR ones having a metal framework for rigidity and the teeth are the same kind used in full dentures. The latter ones are called CAST partial dentures and are much better and expensive.
With the multidisciplinary approach the patients have an access to:
Flipper, Gum stripper, RPD
"Flipper" is the slang term for a temporary removable partial denture. It is used to fill the gap(s) between teeth before a more permanent treatment can be done. Although the flipper is usually cheaper and easier to make, because of the lack of dimensional stability and functional strength, it is only recommended to wear it for a short duration. A flipper is recommended by our dentists if you are looking to replace a missing tooth or a few missing teeth for a short period of time only. Main disadvantage is, with prolong use this prosthesis WILL cause other teeth to loosen along bone and Gum Infection and loss..
Cast Partial Denture (True RPD)
A removable partial denture (RPD) is for a partially edentulous dental patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons, and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any number of reasons, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge or due to financial limitations. The reason why this type of prosthesis is referred to as a removable partial denture is because patients can remove and reinsert them when required without professional help.
Cast Partial Denture With Precision Attachments
This shares the benefits of Cast Partial Denture with an add-on of precise fit , making it Semi Fixed in nature. The precision component will enhance the fit and retention.)
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