Partial dentures usually have replacement teeth fixed to the base that matches the colour of your gums. The plastic base may cover a metal frame work. These dentures often have some form of clasp attachments. These dentures can be removed from the mouth for cleaning.
Advantage - Don't require grinding down of adjacent teeth .Held in the mouth with support from underlying
bone and gums.
Disadvantage- Least comfortable , Least stable and Least grip (retention) . Often bigger and more bulky (unless a single front tooth) tend to break more easily need to cover the palate if teeth are missing on both sides – this affects speaking and the chewing experience.
Acrylic dentures consist of the denture teeth attached to an pink acrylic plate. These dentures are supported mainly by the gums and the existing teeth . They do not gain any substantial levels of stability from them. Some acrylic partial fittings feature metal clips or clasps, but rather than adding greater support, these fixtures simply help to retain the dentures in the correct position. They are often recommended and fitted in situations when cost is a concern.
These are made from nylon resin which are breakage resistant. The teeth are attached to a slightly flexible gum coloured denture base.They provide a metal free alternative to the acrylic partial denture. Because of their high quality design, flexible dentures can cost a little more than traditional dentures, but most patients would agree that it’s worth the extra money for a more comfortable, natural-looking finish. They are more expensive and less hygienic than metal–acrylic dentures. They offer precise fit and more comfort than acrylic dentures.
Cobalt Chrome dentures have a metal base plate or framework that sits on and around the natural teeth onto which denture teeth are attached by acrylic. It has precise fit and best chewing efficiency than acrylic made dentures Metal dentures are usually smaller than plastic dentures and do not fully cover the roof of the mouth as plastic dentures do. This improves the taste sensation for the denture wearer.