Partial Dentures

At Derrick Denture & Implant Centre in Edmonton, we can provide a selection of partial denture treatment options to suit your needs.

A partial denture is useful for a person missing some teeth, but who still has a number of natural teeth. This device also is called a removable prosthesis and is a means by which artificial replacement teeth are held in the mouth.

Loose partial dentures can cause various problems, including sores or damage to the remaining natural teeth. It is best to have a partial denture, as well as the rest of the mouth, checked on an annual basis.

Flipper Partial Denture

A Flipper Partial Denture is considered to be a temporary option for missing one or more teeth in the upper mouth until a better solution can be found. They are great to fill a gap due to a missing tooth or to help a patient’s mouth heal until a long term solution has been developed. In general, they should not be worn for longer than a year.

Although a Flipper Partial Denture will provide a solution to a problem, they are not a long term solution. They are not well supported and can cause substantial damage to a patient’s remaining teeth and gums. If you have been wearing a Flipper Partial for a long period of time you should make an appointment for a check-up as soon as possible to discuss a long term solution.

Partial Denture with Metal Framework

This is the most common type of Partial Denture. It is comprised of a metal framework and held in place using a clasp assembly system that provides the denture with stability and retention in the mouth. The clasp assembly holds the denture in place while still allowing the patient to remove the partial denture when needed. This is the most common type of Partial Denture and provides the greatest amount of protection and support to the remaining teeth without causing damage to them or surrounding tissues.

As with most dentures, relines are required on Partial Dentures every 2-3 years and replacement should be considered every 5 years on average.

At Derrick Denture & Implant Centre in Edmonton we offer the Partial Denture with Metal Framework with Standard, Premium or Complex options. For more information on the differences between these options, please view the Complete Dentures Page.

What is the Cost of Partial Dentures?

At Derrick Denture & Implant Centre in Edmonton we follow the fee guide recommended by the College of Alberta Denturists.

Please see our Fee Guide Page for the cost of Cast Partial and Flipper Partial Dentures.


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