Sometimes, when we’re in the midst of people, defects on some person’s face tend to drag our attention. We’re most likely going to abandon what we are engaged in at the moment to gaze at those people till we get carried away. 


Some of these defects include; fractured teeth, strabismus, damaged nose, and more. It is quite embarrassing when those people realize that they’re being gazed at because of their defects. You know how embarrassing and awkward it is when everyone’s eyes are buried on you, right? That feeling of you wishing the floor should open and swallow you up, it’s the same way people feel when they’re being stared at because of these defects. 


Due to the “never-ending” embarrassment they go through almost always, they work tirelessly to correct these defects; this article will discuss one defect and how people are working on perfecting it; the defect is fractured teeth. If someone wants to get their teeth perfected, what initially comes to their mind is getting dentures. The word “dentures” might sound new, and as a result, we’d further elaborate more on it and talk about a particular kind. 


What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial devices that are specifically made to replace bad or missing teeth; they’re additionally upheld by the encompassing delicate and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Dentures could be removable or permanently clasped onto the teeth; removable dentures are called conventional dentures, while non-removable dentures are called dental implant dentures. Removable dentures are further sub-divided into two; Partial dentures and acrylic partial denture. In this article, we’d be discussing further the types of Partial dentures, but before we delve into that, we’d like to share some reasons why people choose to get dentures and the definition of partial dentures. 


Uses of dentures 

  • To properly chew food 
  • For aesthetics 
  • To  enhance one’s self-esteem 
  • To boost one’s confidence 
  • For perfect facial structure


Now, let’s proceed.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures, popularly known as RPD (Removable Partial Dentures), are dentures specially constructed for partially toothless patients who wish to have teeth replacement either for functional or aesthetic reasons. RPD is called Removable Partial Denture because patients can remove it to renew it, or if worn for aesthetics, it can easily be removed after serving its purpose. These dentures (s) can be removed without the help of an expert.


Types of Partial Dentures. 

The first thing to consider before getting a partial denture is the type of partial dentures suitable for you. Three types of partial dentures will be briefly discussed below.


Hard acrylic partial dentures:

These types of dentures are the most common type of dentures, and they are long-lasting on the teeth. Hard acrylic is often clasped with hidden wires to make them look attractive. 


Flexible acrylic partial dentures:

These are the latest and most trendy types of partial dentures. From the word “flexible,” it is explanatory that these dentures can be twisted and moved around—patients who do not want any metal to be shown while on partial dentures often demand flexible acrylic. 


Cast metal partial dentures:

Cast metal sometimes confuses a novice. These dentures look like non-artificial teeth and gums in a human’s mouth, they’re long-lasting, and they gain enough strength from the metal that joins the teeth to the gums. 



Anyone with fractured or bad teeth would tell you how diminishing it is to be amidst people and how eagerly they’re ready to do anything to help them get perfect teeth. If you fall into this category, or you have anyone in this category, this article would be of huge help to you and yours because it tells us the kind of dentures that are quite suitable.