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Flexible Partial Dentures

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I'm Dr. Joe Neely and I practice with the Barton Oaks Dental Group. We're going to talk about flexible partial dentures. They've been a very wonderful, option for patients, they don't have any metal, they are very thin. They fit the tissue very intimately, the little arms that hold them on, are pink in color, so as long as the arm is up close to the gum, it isn't seen near as much as the traditional denture. The flexibility that goes on in the denture makes it much more comfortable, because partial dentures are supported by tissue, which compresses so they do move. So the ability to partial deflect keeps it from popping loose on the other side, a more rigid partial denture if you bite to hard on the tissue supported side, the tooth supported side will pop off. Which doesn't happen. The one disadvantage is that you can't repair this. If they break, they break, you just have to start over, but apart from that they are very very strong, they don't break easily. It is a product that we use more and more for removable partial dentures, because of the dentures.

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