If you have missing teeth– or may need to have teeth removed in the near future– cast partial dentures may be the solution you have been waiting for.
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What Are Cast Partial Dentures?
Dentures are removable frames that hold artificial teeth. While full dentures are designed to replace all teeth, partial dentures are designed to replace one or more teeth, but not an entire set of teeth. While conditional dentures have typically been made from acrylic materials, cast partial dentures made from durable metals are growing more popular.
Cast Partial Dentures (or CPDs) are removable partial dentures that include three components: a cast metal framework, artificial teeth, and an acrylic resin they are set in. There are many benefits offered by cast partial dentures, including the fact that they are often more retentive and durable than traditional acrylic dentures. CPDs are also specifically designed to fit each patient’s mouth for increased comfort.
That being said, cast partial dentures also tend to be more costly, in part because the materials used are higher quality than conventional acrylic, and the creation process is more time-consuming and complicated.
Types of Cast Partial Dentures
There are two primary types of partial dentures: metal and non-metal dentures, which are also known as flexible dentures. Traditionally, non-metal dentures have been primarily made from acrylic, and have often been cheaper than cast metal. However, flexible dentures made from high-quality nylon material are now available and are known for being durable, comfortable and natural in appearance.
Cast metal partial dentures are often created from a mix of chrome cobalt and titanium (as well as acrylic and replacement teeth). Our cast metal partial dentures are about 60% chrome and 5-7% titanium.
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There are lots of factors to consider when choosing between cast metal partial dentures and non-mental dentures including:
- Your budget and insurance coverage
- Which materials are most comfortable for you
- How much you value durability
- How much you value a natural appearance
- What your denturist recommends
Heat-Pour Process Vs. Cold-Pour Process
There are two primary ways to create a base for your dentures: hot-processed and cold-pour.
The Cold-Pour Process
This process creates a premium acrylic base in less time than the hot-pour process. This method can create a base with visible fibers that can provide a natural appearance and increased durability.
However, there are some challenges associated with the cold-pour process. A cold-pour set of dentures are not as finely moulded to the grooves of a patient’s mouth, meaning it will likely be less comfortable. Additionally, the cold-pour method traditionally involves cheaper materials, although this is not always the case.
The Heat-Processed Method
At Classic Denture Centre, we use a heat-processed method to ensure every set of dentures feels as comfortable and natural as possible. We create a gum base from thin, lightweight material that is moulded to your mouth for increased comfort.
We also use resilient, high-quality materials to ensure your dentures will be benefitting you for years to come. Although we use a metal framework to increase stability, all you will feel in your mouth is the gummy, lightweight material that feels close to your real skin.
A heat-processed method also allows us to cook each set in hot water, allowing any harmful chemicals to be eradicated before ever touching your mouth.
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FAQ about partial dentures
Are partial dentures good?
Partial dentures are great options for patients who are missing some, but not all, teeth. Partial dentures are removable, comfortable and durable options that can not only improve your smile, but help you speak and eat more comfortably.
Is a partial denture better than a bridge?
It depends on the patient, but not necessarily. Ultimately, implant-supported fixed bridges are the ultimate option in terms of durability, comfort and natural appearance. Implant-supported bridges are not removable, and will never need to be replaced, but they are also among the more costly options for replacement teeth.
Are removable partial dentures comfortable?
It depends on the situation. Initially, you may notice some discomfort when eating or speaking. Dentures will take some getting used to, but your denturist will create dentures customized to feel comfortable and natural in your mouth.
Can partial dentures damage other teeth?
Acrylic partial dentures can possibly damage your healthy teeth. However, you can prevent damages by caring for your dentures properly and listening to your denturist advice.
Getting Started at classic dentures
Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your smile, your health and your daily life. If you are ready to invest in partial dentures, we can help you revitalize your smile.
With locations in Waterloo and Fergus, we provide the highest quality dental services to patients from these areas as well as Kitchener, Cambridge and across Southern Ontario. Visit our website today to find the clinic closest to you, and to take the first step towards a bigger, brighter, better smile.
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