metal frames

The metal/acrylic partial - commonly called a cast partial or chrome cobalt partial, is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, which are both ultra-thin, light and very strong. Ask your Denturist about the many designs available, some of which have no visible clasps and are virtually undetectable.

 In the case of full dentures with a history of midline fractures, a horseshoe-shaped or full metal palate will strengthen the denture sufficiently to put an end to this tendency. Metal partial dentures are constructed using one of the dental industry’s most reliable alloys. This material is extremely strong and ideal to cast a very thin framework that takes up a minimal amount of space in your mouth. This is a big advantage over an ordinary plastic denture that needs to be quite thick to be strong enough, but feels bulky in the mouth and interferes with tongue space and speech pronunciation.

A cobalt-chrome frame is constructed around your remaining teeth, with the artificial teeth being closely matched to the shade and shape of your existing natural teeth. Chrome partial dentures are comfortable to wear, very strong and generally last considerably longer than an acrylic partial, therefore providing better long term value for money.