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Partial Dentures 101 - An intro to Partial Dentures

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

What you need to know about Partial Dentures

Partial dentures may be more prevalent than full dentures as dental technology for tooth restoration progresses. A partial denture utilizes any of your natural teeth that you still have to stay in place while replacing one or more missing teeth.

Acrylic alone or cast metal and acrylic together can be used to create partial dentures. In addition to improving your appearance, a partial denture helps you speak easier and maintain the health of your surrounding teeth.

Our Denturists are pleased to offer many partial denture features such as:

  • Cast-metal frameworks for comfort, durability, and strength. Precision attachments give your Denturist the ability to eliminate the metal clasp.

  • Flexible partials eliminate metal and allow the clasps to be less visible.

  • Acrylic partials allow for quickness and ease of adjusting to changes to the treatment that may be imminent ( ie: adding teeth).

By stopping the neighbouring teeth from migrating, a partial denture can help preserve their health. Neighboring teeth start to shift without a partial denture to maintain the spacing, making them more difficult to clean and more prone to becoming lost

There are 2 types of partial dentures: Acrylic Partials & Cast Partials

The main difference between the dentures are: strength and longevity of denture, the material of the denture teeth (How wear resistant the denture is, the appearance of the teeth / layers)

  • Acrylic Partial - Generally considered a temporary denture. Without a metal substructure, dentures are much more prone to breaking.

  • Cast Partial - Considered a long-term denture with an average use of 5 years. Cast partial dentures reduce the shifting of neighboring teeth.

Temporary or Surgical Partials

Our denturists at Daien Denture Clinic can create an Immediate Denture to prevent the circumstance of having no teeth (Surgical Denture). In order to do this, impressions of your mouth must be taken while your natural teeth are still in place. Then, your denturist can create a denture that closely resembles your natural teeth or make any required adjustments you may like.

Denture adjustments could be needed as oral tissues shrink throughout the healing process. A follow-up visit with your Denturist is essential. A temporary liner or tissue conditioner may be inserted into your denture to preserve the optimum fit and comfort. Bone and gum tissue will continue to mend and shrink somewhat over the coming months, though at a slower rate than before. This is to be expected as it is a natural occurrence. Your denture will need to be rebased, rebuilt, or relined after the healing process is through.

There is a lot of information here, as you could expect. We provide free, no-obligation consultations with your denturist because of this. Everyone who attends the consultation receives a Treatment Package at the conclusion. This package comprises consent to treatment (once decided), suggested treatment alternatives with an estimated cost, and a denture care schedule (step-by-step explanation of all appointments).

Your denturist will collaborate closely with all other dental specialists involved in the treatment plan once you have given your consent to the procedure. (If applicable, such as an oral surgeon or periodontist.) The transformation of your smile then starts!

Call our office today to schedule your free consultation. Your new smile is waiting for you!


Daien Denture Clinic is located in Beausejour, Manitoba. Established in 1977, our team is confident that we can help you love your smile again. Daien Denture has denture solutions for all budgets and are here to help you understand the cost of dentures and the process of getting new dentures. Our team of Denturists and expert staff are here to help you get the smile you've always wanted. Call us at 204.268.3488. Book your Free Consultation Today!

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