Metal Partial Dentures
Metal partial dentures are a type of removable dental prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are typically made of a metal framework with acrylic resin and/or porcelain teeth attached to it. Dandy metal frameworks are custom-made to fit your mouth and are designed to be as comfortable and unobtrusive as possible.
Explore metal partial dentures
Indications for use
Metal partial dentures are designed to replace one or more missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Metal partial dentures should not be used if the patient has any allergies to metal or plastic or has severe gum disease.
Potential risks & benefits of cast metal partial dentures
Advise Patients of the Following:
The benefits of metal partial dentures include improved speech, better chewing ability, and a natural-looking smile.
Risks include sore spots, discomfort, and possible damage to remaining natural teeth.
Shade options for metal partial dentures
Chrome Cobalt vs Titanium
Chrome cobalt alloys historically are the base for partials as they’re durable and function well.
Chrome cobalt is the most common material for casted metal partial dentures.
Chrome can achieve a really high shine.
Titanium is a newer metal partial denture material option that is 400% lighter than chrome/cobalt but still very strong and has all the same malleability benefits.
Titanium is more expensive than chrome cobalt.
Titanium does not have the same shine as chrome cobalt and visually appears more matte gray.
Directions for Use
To ensure proper use of metal partial dentures, dental professionals and patients should follow these steps:
- Rinse the patient’s mouth and the metal partial denture with warm water.
- Place the denture in the patient’s mouth and have them gently bite down.
- The patient should use their tongue to press the denture into place.
- Metal partial dentures can be adjusted chairside, however ensure you have the proper tools needed to bend the clasps in or out.
Looking for a dental lab to make cast metal partials?
Look no further than Dandy! Reach out to our team for more information on pricing, turnaround times, and customizing your orders.