A partial denture is a removable denture that provides the appearance and some of the function of your natural teeth.
Partial Dentures are an excellent solution if you need an immediate tooth replacement option when missing one or several teeth.
‘Partials’ are also ideal, if, for any reason, you are not in a position to have dental implants.
They come in different materials, at various price points, such as acrylic, flexible nylon or metal (the preferred option for comfort and longevity). Sometimes, people have a partial denture made as they are missing just one or two teeth – and feel a little self-conscious.
A partial denture can change their appearance, giving the illusion of a full set of teeth. Many people use them to help eat a wider variety of foods.
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What are the benefits of partial dentures?
Types of partial dentures:
Cast metal partial dentures
We recommend cast metal partial dentures over other partial denture options.
Thinner and smaller in the mouth than most other types, they offer greater strength and stability.
Cast metal partial dentures provide you with improved function, allowing you to bite and chew so you can eat a wider variety of foods.
They give fullness to the mouth and cheek, aesthetically, improve speech and help keep existing teeth in place (avoiding any migration into neighbouring tooth pockets).
We consider cast metal partial dentures to be the best and most comfortable option when dental implants are not possible.
They can be designed to add extra teeth if further natural tooth loss occurs. They can be repaired or relined to accommodate changes in the mouth. You can also wear them to support an opposing full denture (for example, a complete denture in the upper jaw and partial denture in the lower jaw).
Benefits of cast metal partial dentures include:
Acrylic partial dentures
Acrylic partial dentures are a low-budget option.
An improvement over no dentures, acrylics give a temporary solution in various circumstances. For example, to fill a gap when waiting for an implant, or if dental implants are just not possible (for financial or bone density issues, for example).
NB: Acrylic dentures still need a metal clasp to hold them in place.
Benefits of acrylic partial dentures:
Nylon flexible partial dentures
Nylon flexible partial dentures are made from thermoplastic nylon.
Flexible and translucent, their main benefit is that they have no visual metal clasp or wires. Plus, we can manufacture them very quickly if required.
Thermoplastic nylon dentures last only 1 to 3 years though, which is considerably less than other types of dentures. All our nylon dentures are manufactured here in Perth.
Benefits of nylon flexible partial dentures:
Why choose Morley Denture Professionals?
Operating over 25 years
We have the experience to help with even in the most challenging cases.
Dentures made on-site
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FAQ's about Partial Dentures
Acrylic and nylon partial dentures will last around 1 – 3 years. Chrome/cobalt partial dentures will last upwards of 10 years
They may be claimable from your Private Health Fund if you are covered for Major Dental and have served the appropriate waiting period.