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What Are Flexible Partial Dentures?


Posted on 3/21/2022 by Dr McMurray
What Are Flexible Partial Dentures?Flexible partial dentures are dentures made from softer materials compared to traditional dentures. They are designed to function and look like natural teeth. These dentures are highly recommended for those that have lost teeth due to accidents, gum disease, or injury. They can be removed at any time, making it easier for many denture wearers. If you plan to get flexible partial dentures, it is important to know how they work and how they differ from standard dentures.

Understanding Flexible Partial Dentures


Flexible partial dentures are made from different materials that make them flexible and more comfortable. Materials such as resin, chrome cobalt, and porcelain are used to make standard dentures. These materials are mostly rigid, making standard dentures tough. On the other hand, flexible partial dentures are made from thermoplastic materials like nylon, which are very flexible. The flexibility of these dentures makes them fit easily in your mouth, hence, more comfortable.

In terms of appearance, flexible partial dentures are also more cosmetically appealing than standard ones. This is because they don't have protruding metals that could affect their appearance. These metal clasps are mostly found on standard dentures. Furthermore, flexible partial dentures look better because they are more natural and realistic. The nylon materials used to make these appliances also make it easy for them to stay in place and ensure easy usage. Therefore, if you are looking for a more comfortable denture option, you should consider getting flexible partial dentures.

However, you need to have good oral health before getting these dentures. The fact that they are made from unique materials means that your mouth should be in good condition to receive them. Therefore, we always check if you have any underlying oral condition before installing these dentures. The presence of infections like gum disease could affect the effectiveness of these dentures. Contact us for more information on how flexible partial dentures work.
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