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What are the metals and acrylics used in partial dentures?

What are the metals and acrylics used in partial dentures?

Depends on quality: The materials of the partial denture directly affect the cost and quality of the prosthesis. Inexpensive partial dentures are usually made with an inexpensive material called chrome colbalt. The better quality partials are made with vitallium, and even better, gold. Of course the cost is different. The acrylic used also makes a difference. Using a fibered acrylic adds more strength ! ...Read more

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What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?

What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?

No Mercury: The metal used is usually an alloy based on chromium and cobalt. This is a strong alloy and is usually tolerated quite well. Years ago a gold alloy was used; that may be quite expensive today. The acrylics are quite common and have been used for years. Some partials can also be made with other materials. This science has changed a bit. ...Read more

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How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

Professional fees: They vary from office to office, so no concrete difference can be quoted. It may cost you a bit less for the unilateral RPD. ADA code for unilateral RPD is D5281, and for a RPD with metal substructure and claps for the mandible is D5214 ...Read more

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Can having a partial denture bearing and a acrylic denture fit hurt?

I imagine it can....: However, it does not have to be that way. With some adjustments the pain can be eliminated. By carefully fitting the appliances upon initial delivery the discomfort can be minimized. With proper adjustments and an attitude of persistence, comfort can be obtained. Many patients are very pleased with a denture and partial denture.... ...Read more

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Please tell me more about the benefits of a titanium removable partial denture vs. a so-named standard metal denture appliance?

Weight and strength : The titanium based Partial Denture will be lighter weight and stronger. Both will function in the same manor and I would imagine the titanium Partial Denture would be slightly more expensive. You'd be getting I peace of mind, more than actual comfort. Your choice! ...Read more

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What can you tell me about metal partial and valplast plastic partial dentures?

Good and bad: metal partial is a stable strong solution to replace missing teeth. Valplast is a new generation of non metalic, flexible solution. Some patients love metalic and some loves valplast. I do tell my patient that flexible partial has a micro movement and that may be the cause of discomfort like digging in to gums etc. good luck. Micro movement can occur also with metalic partial too. ...Read more

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She needs a metal framed partial denture. Is a general dds as good as a prosthodontist in this regard? Who specializes making dentures? New to town.

She needs a metal framed partial denture. Is a general dds as good as a prosthodontist in this regard? Who specializes making dentures? New to town.

See answer: A general dds can be as good as a prosthodontist. It depends on the training of both groups. It really comes down to the individual on how good and committed he or she is. Ask, a co-worker, or anyone if they know a great dentist in your new town. Also, go online and research the dentist in your area. ...Read more

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Price of dentures i was quoted a price of 6329.00 for 14 extractions and upper & lower partial temporary dentures and cast metal framework with resin upper & lower partial dentures. Is this a reasonable price?

Price of dentures i was quoted a price of 6329.00 for 14 extractions and upper & lower partial temporary dentures and cast metal framework with resin upper & lower partial dentures. Is this a reasonable price?

As : As you can imagine prices vary depending upon you location in the country (due to the cost of material and other overhead), amount and difficulty of the work, and whether the work is being done by a general dentist or specialist (prosthodontist / oral and maxillofacial surgeon). The prices you quote seem very reasonable just based on the amount of surgery involved to make you ready for dentures. ...Read more

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What materials are used in partial dentures?

Metal and acrylic: For removable partials which replace missing teeth the metal portion is chrome cobalt alloy, the plastic is acrylic. Some are all acrylic and flexible. There are various formulations of the acrylic by various dental labs. Unusual reactions to these materials are very rare. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get used to partial dentures?

Individual response: I assume you mean a removable partial denture?(sometimes part dent is used in reference to bridgework-which is very easy to get used to). For rem part dentures, it is dependent on the the fit of the denture as well as, individual's own response. Some adapt easily, some do not. A neat "trick" is to chew some gum (suger-free/nonsticking) as soon as you have it placed. It helps to "train" muscles. ...Read more

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