A cast partial denture consists of a metal framework for retention, combined with tissue colored acrylic and replacement teeth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
There are two basic types:
As compared to conventional acrylic denture, Cast Partial Denture is stronger, more durable and retentive. However, the fabrication of cast partial denture is more costly, time-consuming and complex as compared to the conventional acrylic dentures. Each denture is specifically designed and fabricated to the individual patient.
This is a removable partial denture that is retained by intra-coronal, extra-coronal or stud attachments. This type of precision prosthesis can be tooth supported, tooth and tissue supported, tooth and implant supported or implant and tissue supported. Precision attachment partials are designed in conjunction with new crowns or implants when esthetic expectations, improved retention and stability are required. A precision attachment partial is retained with metal to metal mechanical interlocking parts that are machined or milled to extremely high tolerances.