Many people who break their dentures think that Crazy Glue is the solution; nothing could be further from the truth! What people don’t realize is that when a denture breaks the only way for your denturist to properly repair the denture and get the broken piece(s) back in the exact location it was prior to the break is by using denture acrylic.
When Crazy Glue is used it actually creates a barrier between the two pieces of acrylic and will only hold for a short period of time. Once any saliva or liquid gets in to where the crazy glue was placed the denture will re-break. Most people will then use crazy glue again and again this will cause a further space between the two broken pieces of denture. At some point the crazy glue will no longer work to hold the denture together at all and that’s when the individual ends up at our office. We then have to explain to the person that the denture is not repairable to its original state and we can only repair the denture to where the crazy glue was holding it and at times that we cannot repair the denture at all and a new one is then required. Not to mention that Crazy Glue is not for internal use!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office 905-459-7442.
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.
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