Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial denture are designed to replace the loss of natural teeth whether it be only one tooth or multiple teeth (but not all the teeth) on any given arch. It will help fill in the gaps of missing teeth, maintain the position of your natural teeth, help you chew and digest your food better, and restore your appearance. Partial dentures do not harm your remaining natural teeth when designed properly; they in fact prevent your natural teeth from shifting, drifting or over growing into the spaces left by the loss of a natural tooth.
There are several material types available for partial dentures. The most stable and commonly used material is the cast metal partial. This type of dentures is very strong, light, thin and durable. The type of metal that we use in our office is a chrome cobalt alloy that is nickel and beryllium free. While it is best to use the metal clasp for stability; we do have clear or white clasps available for those that do not wish to show metal on the anterior region while smiling.
We also have acrylic partials available. The base of this type of denture is made entirely of pink acrylic and may or may not have stainless steel wires available as clasps to hold the denture in place. This type of denture requires more thickness of material as it does not have the same strength and durability as the cast metal partial. It is usually used as as transitional or immediate denture and is less expensive in cost.
For those that are allergic to either metal or acrylic partials, we have a Flexite material available. It is a nylon plastic material which is thin, light and is semi-translucent pink in colour. Though it is not as strong a material as the cast metal partial, it is a good substitute for those allergic to the other materials available.
For our partials, we have three different qualities of denture to choose from: Standard, Precision and BPS. The quality of the three different dentures is reflected in the wear and tear of the teeth themselves, esthetics, the fittings involved to ensure comfortable and properly fitting dentures and the instrumentation to do so. Please feel free to set up an appointment with one of our denturists to see which quality works best for you.

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Clear or white clasps on a partial denture

Many individuals wearing partial dentures do not like the look of the metal clasps near the front or anterior region of the mouth.  A way to resolve this is with a clear or white clasp.

Clear or white clasps can take the place of a metal ones and esthetically look great!  These clasps can be placed on a existing cast metal framework or on an acrylic denture.  The clear or white clasp virtually blends into the surrounding area of the mouth once moistened with saliva.

They make a great alternative to the metal clasps; however the only down fall is they are not as strong as their metal counter parts and cannot be tightened.  You could also have denture with a combination of metal clasps in the posterior or back of the mouth (if possible) and the white or clear in an area that would be visible when speaking or smiling.

If you think this may be a solution for you or if you have any questions regarding this treatment; feel free to contact our office 905-459-7442 or visit our website www.bramptondentureclinic.com

Tooth Whitening

Our office is super excited about our new virtually sensitivity free whitening system called Spa Dent.  When we first heard about the product we were quite skeptical as to whether it really was sensitivity free; this was due to having tried other products that made the same claim yet caused major sensitivity.  So we called in Spa Dent to try it out; three of our staff tried it and only one had very minor to almost no sensitivity.  The best part was we all saw our teeth whiten 2 shades in 20 minutes.

The other thing we love about this product is its ease of use our level II dental assistant can apply it; freeing up the time for our denturists.  (This product does not require a prescription)

It is great because we now can offer our partial denture patients the opportunity to lighten their teeth in our practice prior to the start of their new dentures.

If you have any questions regarding this product please feel free to contact us; we would be happy to answer any questions you have 905-459-7442.