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  1. Arti says:

    Partial dentures can be made from a variety of materials depending on your requirements and teeth structure. The process of adding an additional tooth to a Cast Metal or Acrylic partial denture differs slightly. There’s nothing worse than finally getting back your perfect smile with perfectly fitting partial dentures only to have further tooth decay require an additional tooth to be added to your partial dentures a number of months later. Your dental prosthetist will determine the feasibility based around three main factors: What material is your partial denture made out of, the position of the additional tooth relative to your current partial dentures, and the condition of your remaining teeth. The process of having a tooth added to your partial denture starts with a consultation with your dental prosthetist. A Cast Metal partial denture is made to be more rigid and permanent, it offers greater strength and flexibility. A dental technician simply needs to add more acrylic to the denture to chemically bond the new tooth. Two of the more common materials used are Cast Metal, and Acrylic. Acrylic partial dentures seem to be the easier partial dentures to add an additional tooth to. Comparatively when adding a tooth to a Cast Metal partial denture it can run the risk of breaking in the near future as the chemical bond between the new tooth and the material seems to be weaker than that of an acrylic denture. Acrylic partial dentures are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement for missing teeth. In both cases your partial dentures will need to be sent back to the lab in order for a dental technician to add the additional tooth.

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