What type of partial is the best?
At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we offer two different types of partials: metal partials and acrylic partials. Metal partials have a strong metal base with esthetic gums and teeth placed on them whereas acrylic partials have no metal base but may have metal components to connect the partial to the teeth.
Dr. Schafer recommends metal partials when the partial is meant to last for more than 2 years. As you might assume, the metal base is much stronger than the acrylic base. Because of this strength, the partial is more comfortable to chew with. Also these partials can act as a brace to help support the other teeth and keep them locked into place so that they don't drift over time. Finally, these partials tend to be lighter and thinner as the metal base can remain strong even when made very thin.
On the other hand, Dr. Schafer recommends acrylic partials when the partial is meant to last less than 2 years. These partials can also be made much quicker than the metal partial. The metal partial typically takes 4 to 5 appointments to make whereas the acrylic partial usually only take two. The final reason that many people choose acrylic partials is that they are less expensive than metal partials. The reason why they are less expensive is that they are easier for the lab technician to make and the materials are not as expensive.
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