What are Flexible Partial Dentures?
Flexible dentures are removable prostheses made from a flexible nylon-based resin material or another mix of plastic. They are designed to replace just a section of your mouth in your lower or upper jaw. These are used in patients who still have remaining natural teeth in good shape that can support the fake teeth.
They are called “flexible” dentures because, in comparison with acrylic dentures, these materials are thinner and malleable, which makes them comfortable, light-weight, and with a natural appearance that blends with your gums. Also, they are called “partial” because they only replace a section of teeth. If you miss one tooth or just a couple more teeth, this is a good option.
The prosthesis to replace your entire arch are called full dentures, or conventional dentures. Flexible dentures are not fixed and they are not a bridge either, it is removable and is supported by clasps.