A flexible denture adapts around the shape of the teeth and gums upon insertion and removal and can be used when it is difficult or impossible to insert a plastic or light alloy denture.
How do they work?
As there name suggests they flex into position and often require no clasping mechanisms holding themselves in place firmly. Flexible partial dentures often provide a solution for those people who can’t wear normal dentures because of irregularities in the shape of the mouth.
- Flexible partial dentures are designed to fit the gum tissue perfectly. This means that there is no need for clasps or denture adhesive. Patients can benefit from increased retention without having to wear uncomfortable metal clasps.
- The material used is transparent and blends in with the natural gum colour of your mouth.
- Flexible partial dentures are also easier to manufacture, having less components meaning they can be made in a shorter period of time. This means you won’t have to wait for your dentures for as long as other types of partial denture.
- Flexible partial dentures are an excellent solution for many patients, who find they cannot tolerate normal types of denture. Flexible dentures adjust to the shape of the mouth, meaning they fit properly and prevent discomfort and pain associated with loosely fitting dentures. You won’t have to worry about your dentures coming loose and you won’t experience any pain or discomfort, and your speech will also remain clear.