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Flexible dentures are great  choice for many patients seeking dentures, thanks to their comfort and adaptability. This blog will delve into which patient are candidates for this type of dentures, their benefits,  dental conditions, alternatives, and assessing their suitability.

Ideal Candidate for Flexible Partial Dentures

The ideal candidates for flexible partial dentures are patients that are looking for a comfortable and aesthetic solution for missing teeth. These dentures are particularly beneficial for those who have experienced pain, discomfort and a poor fit with traditional plastic dentures. Additionally, patients that are sensitive or allergic to the materials used in standard dentures, like acrylic or cobalt chrome, may find flexible partial dentures a better alternative.

Flexible Denture Benefits

Flexible partial dentures offer many benefits over traditional ones. Their flexibility ensures a snug fit, reducing the pain and discomfort associated with acrylic dentures. They adapt to the contours of the mouth and face, providing a more natural appearance and better feel. Also, the hypoallergenic materials used in flexible dentures are an advantage for those with sensitivities.

Dental Conditions for Denture Use

Patients with missing teeth, whether due to injury or decay, can consider these dentures. They are only suitable for partial dentures, where maintaining the health of remaining teeth is crucial. However, they might not be ideal for all patients, especially those requiring a more resin or cobalt chrome structure. 

Denture Alternatives

While these dentures are a great option, there are other options like dental implants and fixed bridges. These options may offer a more permanent solution but are more invasive and considerably more expensive costing thousands of pounds. 

Assessing Denture Stability

Before opting for any type of dentures, it’s essential to assess their stability and suitablility. A Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) can evaluate the patient’s oral health, bone structure, and existing teeth to determine if flexible partial dentures will provide the necessary support and fit comfortably.

In conclusion, flexible partial dentures are a superb option for most patients, offering comfort, a natural look, and suitability for those with allergies to traditional denture materials. However, it’s vital to consult with a CDT to ensure they are the right choice based on individual dental conditions and needs.  Call sMiles Better today on 0161 796 2404 or use the Contact Form to find out more.