Partial Denture Options

  1. Partial Denture OptionsAcrylic “Flipper” (1-3 teeth)
  • Made of hard acrylic and wire clasps
  • Clasps can be adjusted to control tightness of fit
  • Not designed to be used for eating
  • Meant to be an appx. 6-month temporary, often times during the implant process
  • NOT a final prosthesis
  • 2 visits to fabricate

2. CustomFlex Flexible “Flipper” (1-3 teeth)

  • Made of flexible acrylic only
  • Tightness of fit is not as easily controlled
  • Can be used to eat
  • Often used as a temporary during the implant process
  • CAN be considered a final prosthesis
  • 2 visits to fabricate.

3. Acrylic Partial Denture (4+ teeth)


  • Made of hard acrylic and wire clasps
  • Clasps can be adjusted to control tightness of fit
  • Can be used to eat
  • Acrylic is only moderately strong, and so it is only meant to be a long-term temporary (up to 1 year), until a stronger metal-based partial can be made
  • NOT considered a final prosthesis
  • 2-3 visits to fabricate

4. CustomFlex Flexible Partial Denture (4+ teeth)

  • Made of flexible acrylic only
  • Tightness of fit is not as easily controlled
  • Can be used to eat
  • CANbe considered a final prosthesis
  • CANNOT add acrylic teeth or clasps in the future (if a natural tooth is lost)
  • 4 visits to fabricate

5. Metal-Based Partial Denture

  • Made of acrylic layered over a metal substructure, giving it the most superior strength of the partial denture options
  • Metal clasps can be adjusted to control the tightness of fit
  • Can be used to eat
  • CAN be used as a final prosthesis
  • CAN add acrylic teeth and clasps in the future (if a natural tooth is lost)
  • 4-5 visits to fabricate

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