Removable Partial Dentures
Removable Partial Dentures are also referred to as "partials" "plates" "flippers" and "partial plates." A partial is a removable appliance that affordably replaces one or more missing teeth. The advantage of a removable partial denture is that teeth can be replaced quickly and cheaply. The downside of a removable partial denture is that the appliance is able to be removed from the mouth, and can be displaced while chewing. Traditional partials were made with a metal base and denture teeth. We still fabricate this type of partial because it is the most durable option and is the least likely to become displaced during chewing. We also have the ability to create a partial that is pink or gum colored. This type of partial is the most esthetic option, but it may not last as long as a metal partial.