What Are Flexible Partial Dentures?

Having missing adult teeth due to a disease or injury doesn’t mean you’ve to spend the rest of your life with a space between your dental arch. Missing teeth damage your beautiful smile and can lead to various oral issues. If you’re looking for something to replace your missing teeth, flexible partial dentures can solve your problem. These types of dentures are fabricated from flexible thermoplastic nylon resin. Due to the properties of this material, you’ll feel like wearing a natural tooth. These dentures are comfortable and closer to natural teeth as opposed to cast metal and acrylic dentures. Learning more about flexible partial dentures will help you decide if they are good for you.

How are Flexible False Teeth Made?

Due to the material properties, it’s easy to mold these dentures to fit a patients’ mouth. First, your dentist will make a mold of your mouth, and in the next step, the material is heated up and filled into the mold. Finally, a denture that will fit your mouth is formed.

Flexible Dentures Vs Regular Dentures

Regular dentures are made from hard resin or acrylic. When you compare the newer versions of traditional dentures, they are durable and comfortable than the old ones. But still, there are chances that they can break, and many patients complain about discomfort after wearing them. Flexible partial dentures, on the other hand, are softer and way more comfortable to wear.

If all of your teeth are missing, flexible dentures are not for you. They replace a single or a few missing teeth and give you a pleasing smile. These dentures are a temporary solution for missing teeth. You can wear them until your dentist says so, or you are ready to receive a more permanent solution for lost teeth.

Since it is more difficult to mold and repair flexible dentures than traditional dentures, they are only used for a short time.

However, for some patients for whom implants or bridgework won’t work, flexible dentures can be used as a permanent solution for missing teeth.

Why Should You use Flexible False Teeth?

  • More budget-friendly than regular braces
  • They stop the remaining teeth from moving
  • They are less rigid, so don’t break easily
  • Fewer chances of allergic reactions
  • They are more stain-resistant
  • More comfortable to wear
  • They are more lightweight
  • They take less time to manufacture than regular braces
  • Since the material is transparent, the natural gum color is visible

Disadvantages of Flexible Denture

Although there are fewer chances that dentures with soft bases will break upon falling, you should take extra care while cleaning them. As compared to a rigid base, bacteria can more easily build upon a flexible base. Regularly remove your dentures and brush them with warm water to keep them fresh and lasting. Also, brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.

To learn if flexible dentures are right for you, consult your dentist. Book an appointment with Vintage Smile Family Dentistry at (281) 251-7770.