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Removable Partial Denture is a dental
prosthesis that replaces one or more teeth,
but not all in the arch and patient can
remove the prosthesis.
The Partial denture accomplishes multiple
objectives for the patient, namely

It fills in the spaces created by missing

It prevents other teeth from shifting or

Enhances chewing function, restores
occlusion and balances chewing forces

Prevents un-natural wear of the natural teeth,
reduces or eliminates speech impairment.

Cast Metal with Acrylic Resin

Acrylic resin based partial

Flexible denture based resin

Cast Metal Removable
Partial Denture
Removable Partial Denture

Flexible Denture
All are fairly similar in design configuration, but each material
offers the patient a different dimension. For example, Cast
Partials might have superior strength, but Flexible Partials offer
superior comfort and aesthetics. Acrylic Partials offer some
strength and aesthetics, but their greatest asset might be that
they are basic and financially friendly. The flexible nature of the
resin material makes a better and stronger prosthesis in a
shorter amount of patient appointment time. It also is unique in
that traditional metal partials have noticeable, unattractive metal
clasps across the front surface of the natural teeth, while the
Flexible resin blends with the natural color of the tissue
providing virtually invisible support and a more pleasing smile.
Patients have come to recognize the value of a Flexible Resin
more aesthetic and natural look and appreciate added comfort.

These are the dentures that can be fabricated by some new
materials and new technologies which provide flexibility to
the denture base as well as to the other components of the
removable dentures. Most of the materials are
Biocompatible Nylon Thermoplastic Resin based.

These dentures are exceptionally
Fracture Resistant.

The denture base as well as other
components are flexible.

Tissue Under Cuts can be used for
better retention of the dentures. So
undercuts are no longer disadvantage
now-a- days for dentist.

Because of better retention and stability these denture are
More Functional and provide better chewing efficiency.

No effect of residual monomer- so these dentures are
more Biocompatible than conventional PMMA dentures.

The long-term health of tissues and teeth is maintained
due to the dentures gentle Massaging Action, achieved
without adversely loading the abutments

More Aesthetic as conventional metal clasp can be
avoided and either tooth colored clasp or tissue clasp
can be used instead

Non-harmful to the abutment teeth.

No chemical bond between the acrylic
teeth and the denture base as a result
mechanical holes are to be made for

Chair side repair is not possible. Need
proper curing procedure .

Allergies to conventional denture

History of partial frame breakage

Alternative to implants or fixed

Patient with high esthetic demand

Immuno-compromised patient

Patient with senile Aged syndrome

Other uses for flexible resin partial
dentures are:

TMJ splint
Gum veneers
Space maintainers
Immediate dentures
Replacement of missing teeth in pediatric cases
Combination with metal framework
Transitional bridgework
Periodontally compromised cases

Retention - flexes into a retentive
position, below the undercut.

Comfort - thin, light in weight and

Esthetics-pink shades allow natural
tissue tone to appear through material.

Strength - clinically unbreakable, more
durable than acrylic and won't absorb
stains or odors.

Ease technique - no tooth or tissue
preparation is required so it offers
patients a conservative and pain-free

No special equipment is needed

Non-allergic to the patient

Clear clasps unnoticeable in the mouth

Self-adjusting when placed in medium hot
water before placement

Available color stable shades

Press-packing a partial denture using
Flexible resin

Flexible resin partial denture material is
formulated to simplify the fabrication of
partial dentures utilizing conventional
laboratory techniques. The non-
methylmethacrylate can be processed with
either conventional press- packing technique
without the use of special equipments.

Step-by-step procedures for
press-packing a partial denture

Diatoric holes should be drilled
in teeth to ensure optimum
retention. The use of bonding
agent is suggested.

Fig: shows: wax-up before
processing(on right side)

1. Denture mold is prepared by using
flasking technique (Fig:1).

Fig. 1 Flex investment in
flask: First pour before
boil out.

2. 1/2-ounce of liquid resin is added in the 1-ounce
of powder into a clear measuring cup. Note: powder
and liquid resin should be stored in the refrigerator
and removed just prior to mixing and pouring.

3. Combine liquid and powder in the mixing bowl and
mix thoroughly. Then pouring the mixture into the
denture mold (Figs. 2 and 3).

4. As soon as mix reaches a doughy state (5 to
8 minutes), packing into regular denture mold
using press-packing procedures (Fig. 4).
5. Then curing for two hours in water at 130F.

6. Cool for 15 minutes under cold running tap

Fig. 2 After boil out, apply separator-

Fig. 3 Flex invested after boil out-

Fig. 4 Flask in pressing unit-

After the initial steps for
press-packing, finishing and
polishing is done. (Fig. 5)

Fig: Shows: finished
partial denture (on the
right side)

Scientists are searching suitable
materials for patients comfort &
aesthetics. Flexible resin materials
are recent invention of this century.
This material can fulfill patients
desire and aesthetic demand.
Thank you all