Step by step approach for the best partial denture technique.

Step by step approach for the best partial denture technique.


Getting dentures is one of the common cosmetic dental treatments to address patient dental concerns. Dentures are custom-made prosthetic devices which mimic a person’s teeth and gums. Dentures are the perfect device to replace lost, damaged or removed natural teeth. Partial dentures comes in different forms and the different partial denture technique are:

  1. Acrylic Partial dentures: It consists of the denture teeth attached to an acrylic base plate. Acrylic partial dentures also provide good stability and retention due to the denture fitting closely and tightly against the gums and natural teeth.
  2. Cast Partial dentures: Cast partial dentures is a type of partial dentures which comprises a cast metal framework with acrylic resin prosthetic teeth. It is stronger,more durable and retentive than other partial dentures.
  3. Flexible Partial dentures: It is a soft, clear base that allows the gums to show through. They are made with high-tech thermoplastic material with no attachments or clips needed to hold them in place. It is more comfortable and flexible.

Partial dentures are a great solution for anyone who has a tooth or multiple teeth missing and also allow a person to get back to their normal habits of eating, chewing as well as a more natural looking smile. Not all partial dentures are best for everyone, but most used or common partial dentures are cast partial dentures.

Cast partial dentures is a removable plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth, which is used to replace missing teeth in the mouth. It is a type of partial denture consisting of a cast metal framework which contains artificial teeth set in an acrylic resin. The advantages of a cast partial denture are:

  • Minimizes tissue change
  • Requires less rebasing or relining of the denture
  • Support the lips and cheeks
  • Prevent shifting of the teeth
  • Balance the bite stress (occlusal)
  • It requires minimum direct retention than traditional acrylic denture
  • Reduce the tipping tension on teeth

Steps-by-steps approach for the cast partial denture

The patient requires several appointments for the final placement of a cast partial dentures. The following cast partial dentures steps which patient might expect during the dental visits are:

  • First visit:
    The dentist will take the impression of upper and lower dental arches.
    Then, the study models are made and cast partial dentures are designed on the study of models.
  • Second visit:
    Dentists will perform a process which is known as mouth preparation. This process entails changing the contour of some teeth so that the final cast partial denture may be retained and stabilized.
    After this process, the dentist will take the final dental impressions and make the master models.
    Dental technicians in the dental laboratory will design and fabricate the metal framework of a cast partial denture.
  • Third visit:
    Metal framework of a cast partial denture is tested for fit and retention in the patient’s mouth.
    Dentists will take a bite of the patient’s impression.
    Dentists will next choose the color of the artificial teeth based on the patient’s natural teeth.
    Dental technicians will place the artificial teeth on the trail denture based on the patient bite.
  • Fourth visit:
    Dentist will take a trial of the denture on the mouth
    Trial dentures fit, stability, phonetics, retention and aesthetics are tested
    After try-in, trial dentures are shipped to the dental laboratory for final cast partial dentures.
  • Fifth visit:
    Dentists places the final cast partial denture
    The final denture are all check and corrected as need
    Dentists examine the patient’s bite and make necessary adjustment
    Dentists give instruction to the patient on how to care for their dentures properly.
  • Sixth visit:
    Dentist call the patient for a denture review after one week of denture insertion
    Dentist will ask if there is any problems
    Then , the dentist examines the bite and modifies it if necessary.


What are different alternatives to cast partial dentures?

Our professional dentist will recommend dental implants, overdentures, or dental bridges as alternatives of cast partial. It will help to explore tooth replacement options based on oral health, density, jawbone and a number of missing teeth. By this way, you can be able to make the best decision for your smile.

  1. Dental implants: It is the common and effective alternative to cast partial. They are titanium fixtures which are surgically inserted into the jawbone and act as anchors to hold in replacement teeth. After getting the dental implants, you will wait 3-6 months for the implants to bond with the jawbone to ensure the success of the teeth replacement.
  2. Overdentures: They are typically used when a patient has lost most or all of their teeth. Overdentures are held in place by dental implants or remaining teeth, making them much more stable and secure. They don’t move while chewing or talking like dentures do. They are a much more comfortable and appealing option for missing teeth. They stimulate the jawbone which will slow down and even prevent any further bone loss from occurring.
  3. Dental Bridge: It is a prosthetic tooth held in place by crowns or dental implants on both sides. It is a great alternative to cast partial dentures and doesn’t have to worry about a tooth bridge slipping while talking, eating and smiling.

Our dentist will help you to explore the step by step approach for the best partial denture technique and the alternative to cast partial dentures.

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