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Partial Denture
A removable dental prosthesis is known as a partial prosthesis or partial dentures. In the case of a partial prosthesis, some portions of the original teeth of the patient also remain in place. Nowadays, partial prosthesis is being increasingly replaced by implant supported dentures. Nevertheless, partial prosthesis is still being used a provisional solution in certain cases, such as during the implant healing process. Although, partial prosthesis made of plastic is becoming a popular amongst dentists, these are not the best of options as they strain the remaining teeth more than the metal partial dental prosthesis. Different retaining elements are used to attach the partial prosthesis to the remaining original dentures and such elements are categorized into brackets and bracket-less elements. Amongst these, the most common retaining element is the moulded metal bracket. While another type of retaining element is the curved metal bracket. Both the form of metal brackets should only be used for a short time, as they put a huge strain on the bracket teeth. Similarly, bracket-less retaining elements used in partial dental prosthesis are also extremely stressful for the bracket teeth, although they are aesthetically more pleasant. The anchor teeth in a dental partial prosthesis would go through less pain and discomfort if specific prosthesis geometry is given due consideration during the making of partial dentures. The details of specific prosthesis geometry are elaborated in the video.
Produced: 06/2011