Metal Partial Dentures
Metal partial dentures can be used to replace a number of missing teeth. They are fabricated using a cobalt chrome base plate or framework onto which false teeth are attached using acrylic. Due to cobalt chrome being an extremely strong material, it allows the framework to be much thinner, therefore being less bulky and more comfortable/secure than acrylic dentures.
Benefits of metal dentures:
- More comfortable & secure
- Durable & less likely to fracture
- Less porous & easy to keep clean
Metal Partial Dentures FAQs
Removable metal partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Partial dentures attach to your natural teeth usually with metal clasps.
A light brushing of your metal partial dentures with a soft-bristled brush is recommended twice a day to remove plaque and any food that may be stuck in them. When you finish brushing them at night, leave them to soak in a denture-cleaning solution overnight. This will cleanse them and prevent any cracking that may occur if they’re left out overnight. It will also give your mouth a chance to rest whilst you sleep.
Under normal circumstances, it is considered best to remove metal partial dentures when you sleep. However, you can sleep in your metal partial dentures if you wish. By removing the metal partial denture for at least eight hours during either the night or day allows the gum tissue to rest.