The advantages of this appliance are that it can replace multiple teeth and it is less expensive than a dental bridge. The disadvantages are that it is not as stable as a dental bridge or implant, the hardware can be somewhat uncomfortable, and if the framework is metal, it won’t be completely concealed.
The precision attachment partial differs from the traditional partial denture in that the metal framework is not visible. Extensions from the framework interlock with a receiving area that has been specifically made for it on crowns or bridgework.
This partial denture looks and feels better than the traditional one, and the clasps are virtually invisible. But it is more expensive than the traditional partial denture. And it’s less stable than dental implants and a dental bridge.
This is the least expensive partial denture. An impression of your mouth is taken to make a gum-colored acrylic plate. An acrylic tooth that is close to the color of your natural teeth is attached to it. At an additional cost, metal wires can be attached to the dental flipper, so that it can be secured to your teeth.
The dental flipper is a temporary tooth replacement. It breaks easily, so it needs to be removed when you eat. And it is not healthy for your gums if it’s worn for an extended period.
If you need a removable partial denture, Dr. Gruber can provide you with one that fits well, and that is natural looking. As prosthodontist, he has received post-graduate training in tooth replacement. In fact, Dr. Gruber is an American Board-certified prosthodontist and fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, all of which required extensive written and oral examinations, along with submission of patient cases and treatment to demonstrate his knowledge and skill in the specialty.