The different types of partial dentures available include clasp partial dentures that clasp onto a natural tooth, removal partial dentures that clasp onto a cast bar and flexible partial dentures that flex with the warmth of the mouth. Fill in the spaces from lost teeth with different partial denture options using advice from a licensed dental assistant in this free video on dentures.
So, are you interested in knowing the different types of partial dentures? Well then, my name's Michelle, and I'm a dental assistant with Solutionz, and I'm going to explain to you the different types of partial dentures that there are. And as you can see here we have two different types of partial dentures. The first one is, basically it's a pink acrylic partial denture, and it's a clasp partial denture; meaning, the reason why we call it a clasp is because you can actually see the metal clasp. What these do is basically they clasp onto your natural tooth. A partial denture's purpose is to replace any missing teeth that you might have, so in this case, you know, this partial denture is being used to replace the upper right teeth, the molars back there. And then, the clasp actually clasps onto your natural tooth. It's purpose for is for strength and stability, and actually keeping the denture in, and you can also see it also clasps over here to another adjacent natural tooth, so that's a great example of a partial denture. Another example is what we call is it's a removable partial denture that actually clasps onto a cast bar, so if you have a cast bar then you kind of really know what it does and the purpose of it for, but you can have a removable partial denture that would actually just clasp onto a cast bar. And then, we also have; I don't have a a actual model of it, but we have what's called a flexible partial denture. And a third type of denture is the flexible partial denture, and basically, what that does is it just looks; is very similar to the regular partial, but it the pink acrylic actually flex with the warmth of your mouth so it actually is not as hard. It's more pliable and easier to function with. So once again, my name is Michelle, and I'm a dental assistant with Solutionz, and I just explained to you the different types of partial dentures.
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