Traditional partial dentures consist of pink acrylic gums and acrylic teeth. Both are supported by a metal substructure. The substructure is cast out of metal and fabricated to be very thin and smooth. Metal is used because metal can be made very thin and yet still have the strength necessary to support the gum and teeth replacements.
What Are Traditional Partials?
A traditional partial denture is fabricated to receive support and retention from the remaining teeth. Certain areas of the metal substructure are fabricated to rest on the chewing surface of the teeth, which gives the traditional partial support while chewing. Other areas of the metal substructure aid in retention.
These areas, called clasps, clasp onto the adjacent teeth and gently hold the partial in place. It keeps the prosthetic from moving when you are chewing, talking, and normal everyday activities.
What About Adjacent Teeth?
Sometimes the teeth adjacent to the missing teeth are broken down and in need of repair. In these circumstances, survey crowns are often needed. Survey crowns are fabricated to have the proper contours to work well with a traditional partial denture.
Call Today For an Appointment
Do you have an all-acrylic temporary partial? Maybe you have an older partial denture that just doesn’t fit like it once did? If so, you may benefit from a new traditional partial denture in Dallas, Texas. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Roe today at Pro Dental Dallas.
He will explore how a cast metal traditional partial can give you added comfort and better chewing. Our dentist and dental team look forward to caring for your smile.