Dentures & False Teeth : Types of Partial Dentures

Dentures & False Teeth : Types of Partial Dentures


I’m Dr. Joe Neely, I practice with the Barton
Oaks Dental Group. We’re going to talk about different types of partial dentures. Dentures
are a removable replacement for teeth. You can have something as simple as a plastic
element that fits against the gums and up against teeth, that have a tooth on it. It’s
commonly referred to as a flipper because they flip in and out often. It’s a fairly
inexpensive way to deal with the issue. The more traditional partial denture would be
metal framework that has metal cast arms that fit around the teeth, and much stronger, much
more durable, often and more stable. Somewhat objectionable because of the metal, at times,
but usually people adapt quite well to them. The third would be to get rid of the arms
and go to a snap inside the denture and then a female attachment in the tooth itself that
remains and that part of the denture snaps into place and so you don’t have any external
arms around it. The fourth would be to use an implant, a tooth substitute, put a ball
attachment on top, once again, some type of female attachment inside and then that partial
could snap into place.

Author: Kevin Mason

2 thoughts on “Dentures & False Teeth : Types of Partial Dentures

  1. I've got a 3 tooth metal denture, which has fitted fine so far (touch wood, or metal,lol).
    At least I've got A smile back. My local dentist has been great, getting rid of the rot and reconstructing some of the teeth I had left. I just soak it in antiseptic mouthwash (diluted in water) over night. Beats competing in the World Gurning Championship, lol.

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