Partial Cobalt Chrome Denture
A removable partial denture, also known as a ‘plate’, is a denture which is made to replace one or more missing teeth.
Removable partial dentures restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly, as well as help protect the remaining teeth from drifting and/or over erupting.
We offer two different types of Partial Dentures; Cobalt Chrome (cast metal framework) and Acrylic.
Cobalt Chrome partial dentures are a much more durable and permanent solution compared to acrylic dentures, as the required components and frame are all cast in one piece.
This type of denture is considered the standard and when compared to the other types of partial dentures, its advantages are measurably significant due to their:
- Excellent fit and retention
- Minimal thickness
The components of a Cobalt Chrome partial denture rest on the natural teeth and soft tissue (gums). By having the denture supported by teeth and gums, it helps to protect the underlying bone as the pressure is evenly distributed during mastication (chewing).
Partial Acrylic Denture
Acrylic Partial Dentures are often the most cost effective denture and can be constructed in a shorter period of time. These dentures are generally advised when existing natural teeth have a poor prognosis or if quantity of tooth loss is significant.
Acrylic partial dentures are easily repaired, relined and modified.
The base of an acrylic partial denture is made out of (tissue-colored) plastic. Metal tooth clasps and the required denture teeth are attached to the plastic base.
It is typically considered that acrylic partials are less desirable than cast metal partial dentures (in terms of strength, durability, function and effect on the patient's natural teeth). However, they do offer the advantage that teeth can usually be added to the appliance if the patient loses additional natural teeth in the future.
The most common reasons for choosing an acrylic partial denture are due to its lower cost or that it will serve a short-term transitional purpose.