Why You Should Opt For Flexible Partials Instead of Traditional Dentures

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Flexible partials offer a natural-looking, high quality alternative to traditional tooth replacement options. Learn more about the benefits and costs of this type of denture. 

Partial dentures are an affordable and reliable choice for patients with a few missing teeth. Whatever type of partial you opt for, they can provide a myriad of benefits.

Benefits of Partial Dentures:

  • Bone loss prevention
  • Protection against tooth loss
  • Improvement in speaking and chewing ability
  • Support for the surrounding bone and facial structure for a more youthful appearance

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Whatever your tooth replacement needs, our Calgary denture clinic offers a wide range of services including full/partial dentures, denture repairs/relines and denture implants to meet all your oral health needs.

Worried about denture costs? Don’t be! We never want you to sacrifice your comfort, which is why we offer flexible payment plans. Regardless of your budget, you will never have to compromise your dental health.

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Traditional vs Flexible Partial Dentures

For patients who have missing teeth, partial dentures have been the most affordable and convenient restoration option. Typically, they are made with metal clasps attached to a gum-colored base. However, this is not always an ideal option for every patient.

What are Traditional Partial Dentures?

Traditional partial dentures are used in accordance with your remaining teeth to fill in any gaps. This type of denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink acrylic gum base, held in place by metal frames.

The partials are then attached using either metal clasps or nearly-invisible precision attachments which offer a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Traditional Partial Dentures

What are Flexible Partial Dentures?

Unlike more traditional, bulky partial dentures, flexible partials are made from a high-quality plastic material which neatly fits into your mouth and is virtually invisible. In addition, they DO NOT require any metal clasps to keep them in place.

Flexible Partial Dentures


Why Should I Opt For Flexible Partial Dentures?

Flexible partials are an alternative to both metal-based dentures and fixed restoration options, such as fixed dental bridges. While these dentures might come at a slightly higher cost, they offer many benefits including:

1. Natural Appearance

Flexible partial dentures are always made with the colour, shape and fit in mind, working to achieve a remarkably natural looking-result. In addition, the lack of metal clasps allows the denture to blend seamlessly with your gums and remaining teeth.

2. Better Comfort

Because flexible partials are custom-fabricated to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, this denture is one of the most comfortable tooth replacement options on the market. They are also lightweight, which allows patients to become accustomed to the dentures very quickly.

3. Completely Metal Free

Flexible partial dentures are TOTALLY metal-free, making them a great alternative for patients who suffer from a metal allergy or who may feel that having metal in their mouth is not the healthiest option.

4. Minimal Preparation

Compared to other tooth replacement options, such as implant-supported dentures, flexible partial dentures require minimal preparation and their plastic material will:

  • Reduce chair time
  • Eliminate the need for invasive procedures
  • Shorten the design time
  • Lower the chances of any construction errors

5. Durable

Even though flexible dentures are made from a lightweight material, they are very strong and durable and built to withstand stress and pressure in the mouth. Additionally, they are resistant to chemical deterioration.

Valplast Flexible Dentures


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To find out more about the benefits and costs of flexible dentures, contact our Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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