Removable Partial Dentures
Partial dentures have been used in dentistry for a very long time as an alternative to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
A partial denture is made of a metal framework and acrylic that goes around the roof of the mouth or the floor of the mouth. It has a clasp to help on retention. A partial denture can also be made of a special kind of plastic material that mimics the color of the gums color for a better aesthetic result.
metal partials are structurally stronger and have better fit and they are thinner , compared to those ones made of plastic (valplast) , and only acrylic partials ( which are oftern is as a temporary solution or transitional.
Partial dentures are still widely used today as an alternative to replace missing teeth