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Removable Partial Dentures  

Removable Partial Dentures with cast metal frameworks are probably one of the Removable Partial Dentures with cast metal
oldest forms of dentistry.  Originally, the frameworks (an example seen on the right) were made out of cast silver.  One of the most famous American dentists was Paul Revere who was a silversmith when he wasn't fighting redcoats. This type of partial denture offers numerous advantages over the treatment partial described.

Removable Partial Dentures fram work Removable Partial Dentures fram work

A close look at the pictures above will show you that these frameworks are cast to fit the teeth. Since they sit on the teeth, as well as being attached to them, they are extremely stable and retentive.  The teeth have been altered slightly beforehand in order that the partial denture can rest upon them without interfering with the way the patient bites the teeth together.

The metal framework does not contact the gums.  Thus, as the gums resorb, this type of partial does not sink with them and rarely requires relines.  Because the teeth are altered by the dentist beforehand, there are fewer limitations in the placement of clasps, and they are less likely to be seen than the wrought wire clasps of the treatment partial. Modern frameworks are cast from an extremely strong alloy called chrome cobalt which can be cast very thin and are much less likely to break than the all plastic variety.  They are also much less noticeable to the tongue.