In addition to full dentures, Dr. Szilard Zombor fits patients with partial dentures in Lynnwood, Washington. At Concept Dental, our denturist and team can make partial dentures for patients who may be missing some, but not all, of their natural teeth. These circumstances are often complex and challenging.
Szilard has many different options for restoring smiles with partial dentures, depending on the patient’s specific needs and circumstances.
Partial dentures are basically made from 2 types of materials: denture acrylic or a type of dental grade metal, or a combination of the two.
Acrylic partials are often referred to as “flippers” or ” temporary or transitional partials,” as these are typically made to be a “stop gap” or temporary solution until a permanent restoration is completed for a particular patient. An example would be if a patient loses a front upper tooth and needs a flipper partial to replace it until either a new fixed bridge or implant crown would replace the flipper. This way, the patient does not have the embarrassment of being without a front tooth while undergoing more permanent treatment, which may take months or years, depending on the individual’s dental circumstance.
A more permanent partial is a cast metal partial. These are generally made from a cast chromium cobalt metal substructure in combination with denture teeth acrylic. In some circumstances for patients with allergies, the substructure metal can be changed to either a gold alloy or titanium base. The fabrication of the partials is made in a similar path to those with full dentures and wax try in appointment are included to ensure a perfect color and shape match to the remaining natural teeth, ensuring maximum dental privacy.