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Acrylic Partial Denture

Acrylic dentures are frequently referred to merely as dentures or dental plates. They may contain 1, 2, 3 teeth, up to a maximum of 14 artificial teeth.

Images of removable dentures

The material used in its manufacture is generally acrylic resin, but it can equally be in nylon or silicone. Acrylic resin dentures are not very sturdy and easily break. They are dental prostheses that the bearer may remove from the mouth and replace again.

In the case of damage it can be repaired without problems. The more critical operations are those using nylon and silicone, which although more robust, are prone to discolouration and bad odours.

All acrylic resin dentures can be relined or rebased, for about $420.00 when dysfunctional, because of organic changes in the mouth.

How much does it cost an acrylic partial denture?

The price of this type of dental appliance is about $1,100.00 and is one of the cheapest dentures available. When broken it's cheap and easy to fix. A resin repair costs $165.00. New acrylic teeth can be added to the prosthesis without difficulty at a price of $105.00 per tooth.

In America, removable dental appliances are the only denture type that can be constructed directly by a Denturist. Any other type is Dentist exclusively scope.

Flexible dentures

Nylon or silicone dentures are flexible, making them more comfortable to insert and remove but less robust when it comes to chewing. However acrylic prostheses although rigid, may have silicone filling, which increases comfort.

Artificial teeth in dentures are typically made of acrylic too. Alternatively (more expensive) they may be in porcelain. The advantage of porcelain teeth is they last longer and are prettier.

Some people experience gum irritation with acrylic. For these cases there is anti-allergic acrylic. It is significantly more expensive.

Those who wear a complete denture know the discomfort of it. You can convert this into something of the past, if replacing it with dental implants and total fixed bridge with ceramic teeth. The improvement in comfort is drastic, resorting to this increasingly standard technique, although costly.

How much does it cost a FLEXIBLE partial denture?

The average cost for a flexible partial denture with one or two teeth is $1,250.00. Don't forget a flexible denture is, nonetheless, a removable denture. For one tooth there is the better choice of a dental bridge for about the similar price.


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