Flexible Partial Dentures in Ann Arbor
New Era Dental Offers UltraFlex & FlexiCast Ultra Partials
Preferred by many dentists and patients alike, flexible partial dentures are a more aesthetic, yet fully functional alternative to traditional cast-metal partial dentures. The flexible base resin is ideal for partial dentures and provides an ideal degree of flexibility. The color, shape, and design of our flexible partial dentures in Ann Arbor, MI blend seamlessly with the natural appearance of the gingival tissues, making this prosthetic appliance nearly invisible. The strong, durable clasps snap securely and comfortably into place around the natural gums since the strength of the flexible resin doesn’t require a metal framework. In some cases, a metal bar is necessary to provide additional support while still addressing the patient’s desire to have the most aesthetically-appealing and flexible clasps available. Whether we recommend our UltraFlex or FlexiCast Ultra partial dentures at New Era Dental, they come with a two-year, 100% worry-free warranty, making them a wise investment. Contact us today to learn more!
What Is a Flexible Partial Denture? How Does It Work?
For adults with missing teeth, there are many replacement options available, including flexible dentures. Flexible partial dentures are typically made of a flexible thermoplastic nylon resin, which feels more like natural teeth than traditional dentures made of acrylic or cast metal. The flexible material allows for easy manipulation, ensuring a perfect fit for every patient. When you’re fitted for upper or lower partial dentures, the dentist will make a mold of your mouth. Once the thermoplastic nylon resin material is heated up, it will be injected into the mold. Although this material can be used to create full or partial dentures, it’s typically not used for full dentures unless a patient has an acrylic allergy. The UltraFlex removable partial dentures fabricated at New Era Dental are made of ethyl methacrylate, which is a tissue-colored flexible material. We prefer this type of flexible partial denture because it’s easier to adjust, repair, or reline when compared to other nylon materials.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Flexible Partial Dentures?
Many patients prefer flexible partial dentures due to their lightweight fit and feel and thin clasps, which feel less bulky and more comfortable. You won’t have to worry about eating your favorite foods with upper or lower partial dentures because they’re so similar to your natural teeth. Because they’re available in a multitude of colors, matching them to your natural teeth also isn’t an issue. They’re practically invisible, making many patients feel confident and at ease. The flexible materials used in their fabrication also make them impervious to odors or stains.
How Do You Care for Removable Partial Dentures?
It’s important to take the proper care to keep your flexible partial dentures looking and feeling like new. Removable partial dentures require cleaning and overnight soaking. Hygiene is essential because food and bacteria can get trapped in and under your flexible partial dentures. We recommend rinsing your flexible partial dentures under water to remove food particles. You should never use abrasive cleaners, bleaches, whiteners, or brushes on removable partial dentures, as these may cause damage. Never use boiling water or the dishwasher to clean your removable partial dentures, as this will cause them to warp. You’ll still need to brush your natural teeth to prevent tooth decay and other issues. Always remove your partial dentures before brushing, flossing, or rinsing with mouthwash.
How Much Do Lower or Upper Partial Dentures Cost?
The cost for lower or upper partial dentures will vary by procedure, material, and provider. On average, the costs range from $700-$1,500 without any tooth extractions or additional work. At New Era Dental, we strive to keep lower and upper partial denture costs as low as possible. We accept most dental insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield, Delta Dental, and UnitedHealthcare. For patients worried about out-of-pocket expenses, we also offer third-party financing options through CareCredit and Lending Club for qualified patients.
Contact Us to See If Partial Dentures Are a Good Fit for You
Wondering if flexible partial dentures are a good fit for you? You’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Ann Arbor, MI for an evaluation. Every patient is unique, but we offer personalized treatment plans with both temporary and permanent solutions available. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We’re dedicated to providing a superior level of patient care at New Era Dental. Browse our patient testimonials to see why we come so highly recommended!
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