Well-fitting partial dentures are essential to maintaining the longevity of your remaining natural teeth. The preferred partial denture is a custom-designed metal (chrome-cobalt) based denture which obtains support from both the natural teeth and supporting gums.
Other types of partial dentures are acrylic (plastic) ones as well as flexible ones called non-metal clasp dentures. We do not recommend these for long-term use in view of their possible detrimental effect on the remaining natural teeth and gums.
What does an upper plastic partial denture look like? This type of plastic denture has a limited life-span of around 3 years.
What does an upper or lower metal denture look like? This is the preferred partial denture and lasts 8-12 years.
What do lower metal partial dentures with complete upper dentures look like?
Can you spot the partial denture teeth?