If you have one or more natural teeth remaining in either the upper or lower jaw, you can get a removable Flexible Dentures (or bridge).
This is when your dentists inserts replacement teeth that are connected to a gum-colored plastic base. You can replace front, back, upper and lower teeth with partial dentures.
Often, there is a metal frame involved that holds the dentures in place while in your mouth or clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. It all depends on the type of partial denture your dentist recommends. We’ll take a look at those next.
Benefits of Flexible Dentures
Flexible dentures provide a solution for patients who can’t or don’t want to use regular dentures. The most obvious advantage is that they aren’t brittle, so they’re less likely to shatter if they’re dropped. The Noble Dental Care of Clinical Dental Technology lists some more benefits:
- They cling to the gums and don’t require denture adhesive or metal clasps to hold them in place.
- The material is clear and allows the natural gum color to show through.
- They don’t take as long to manufacture as regular dentures.