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Metal dentures are also known as permanent dentures because they are typically made only after gums and teeth has fully healed. Temporary immediate acrylic dentures may be replaced with metal frame dentures for longer-term use and durability.

In some cases, the denture design may be narrow and if they are made out of plastic, they tend to be break easily. For each cases, metal dentures are recommended for the required strength. A metal denture can also add stability for lower jaw missing gaps relatively to their light-weight acrylic counterparts.


Metal frame or base may be used within dentures :  


  1. Full cast removable partial denture: also known as cast partial has a metal frame base with acrylic teeth. Metal clasps, that are hook-like structures, holds the removable partial denture onto teeth. The clasps are cast as part of the actual metal framework allowing stability and elasticity

  2. Temporary removable partial denture : also known or a flipper has acrylic base and teeth with small metal clasps. Clasps may be used on plastic dentures, but they normally do not secure as well as the cobalt chrome ones placed within metal dentures. They are ‘glue in’ that does not provide the required stiffnes and can deform over time.

Clasps are the metal wires that clip around your teeth. They help to keep the denture in as well as help stop it from rotating. 

Benefits of Metal Dentures

  • Offer stability and grips better from metal framework

  • Clasps can be tightened more easily for a more precise fit

  • A metal base allows durability relative to plastics

  • Metal base dentures are do not accumulate buildup as easily making it more hygenic

  • Because metal is stronger, dentures construct may be designed thinner and smaller for certain cases

  • May be constructed with open palate for better taste and comfort

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