Partial dentures are the term used to describe the prosthetic appliances designed to replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. There are many different types of partial dentures including various components for different designs depending on the type of denture and the location of the missing teeth. In the interest of education this page will detail different designs and material options. It is important to remember that every patient case is different and not all options are suitable for specific cases.
Chrome cobalt (CrCo) framework dentures are often used when there is the desired effect is to reduce the amount of material that will be used within the mouth as the metal is much stronger than the acrylic option, the base of the denture can be designed to be much thinner and take up less space in the mouth.