Acrylic partial dentures

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The most cost-effective and fastest denture to make is the acrylic partial denture. Other advantages are that they can be relined and extra teeth can be added to the partial denture in most cases if one or more natural teeth are extracted.  Acrylic partial dentures are also an optional temporary denture prior to dental implants, or whilst waiting for chrome dentures.

What are partial dentures?acrylic partial denture

Partial dentures are a removable option for replacing missing teeth. You may need a partial denture for aesthetic reasons, or for eating, talking, or to protect remaining teeth from drifting or over erupting. A partial denture can replace just a single tooth or nearly every tooth and every combination in-between. Partial dentures are an economical way to give you back your smile and teeth to eat with.

Who needs partial dentures?

Many people, including those in their twenties who have suffered tooth loss for one reason or another, enjoy the benefit of partial dentures. Well-made, partial dentures, are very discreet and nondetectable, an important factor for the wearer’s self-confidence.

Partial dentures come in different materials. Northern Rivers Denture Clinic provides four different denture options using these materials; Acrylic Partial Dentures, Chrome Cobalt Partial Dentures, ThermoSens Partial Dentures and the Ezifit Denture. See table below.

How do acrylic partial dentures work?

Acrylic partial dentures sit in place by using the undercuts of the teeth, contacting the hard and soft tissues in the mouth and using metal retainers (clasps) to enable the denture to sit comfortably and firmly.

Acrylic Partial Denture Options

The Standard Partial Acrylic DentureThe Custom Partial Acrylic DentureThe Premium Partial Acrylic Denture
Standard acrylicHigh impact acrylicHigh impact acrylic
Vitapan teeth - good tooth qualityVitapan teeth - better tooth qualityVitapan teeth - best tooth quality
Heat cure compression processing systemHeat cure compression processing systemIvobase injection system
1 x personalized change at 'try-in' preview2 x personalized changes at 'try-in' previewUnlimited personalized changes at 'try-in' preview
Customized tooth arrangementCustomized tooth arrangement
Unmatched fit, comfort and security
Material is lightweight and odor resistant
Highly personalized


Before and after comparison


Check out our before and after comparison video of this patient’s partial standard acrylic upper denture. The patient requested Vitapan Classic teeth in shade ‘A1’. Dr Paul matched the shape of the teeth with the patient’s facial shape, the shape of the patient’s natural teeth and the natural anatomical shape of the mouth. It’s a great outcome with a beautiful smile!

How do acrylic partial dentures compare?

Here at Northern Rivers Denture Clinic, we believe choosing your new partial denture is a very personal and individual experience.  This is why we offer a range of options, so you can be sure your new partial denture suits your needs and budget.

Acrylic Partial DentureThe EziFit Partial DentureThermoSens Flexible Partial DentureChrome Cobalt Partial DentureThermoChrome Hybrid Partial Denture
Acrylic Partial DentureThe Ezifit DentureThermoSens Flexible DentureChrome DentureThermoChrome Hybrid Denture
Standard or high impact acrylicFlexible, virtually unbreakable polyamide microcrystallineFlexible, virtually unbreakable polyamide microcrystallineChrome cobalt base, high impact acrylicChrome cobalt base, virtually unbreakable polyamide microcrystalline
Heat cure compression or IvoBase Injection processing systemVertex ThermoSens Injection SystemVertex ThermoSens Injection SystemChrome cobalt base molded and designed specific to individual mouth giving superior fitCombination of chrome cobalt base and Vertex ThermoSens ensuring the perfect fit
Full palate covering roof of mouthAllows palate to be exposed giving greater sense of tasteAllows palate to be exposed giving greater sense of tasteAllows palate to be exposed giving greater sense of tasteAllows palate to be exposed giving greater sense of taste
Metal claspsGum coloured clasps making them almost invisible in the mouthGum coloured clasps making them almost invisible in the mouthMetal claspsMetal and/or gum coloured clasps making them almost invisible in the mouth
Can be easily relined and added toEasy to insert and removeMonomer and acrylic freeMetal alloy conducts warmth and coolness allowing more sensation when eatingMost hygenic
Most cost effectiveBest suited for 1-3 tooth dentureStain resistantIncredibly thin yet maintaining superior strengthThe ultimate denture combining the superior strength of chome cobalt together with the unmatched fit, comfort and security of the ThermoSens material.

How much do acrylic partial dentures cost?

Item NumberDenture TypeCost
721/722Partial Acrylic Denture$700 (from)
733Tooth (each)$55 (from)
736Immediate tooth (tooth to be extracted)$40

For example, Joe is missing three of his natural teeth and is also having two more teeth extracted. Joe has decided to get an acrylic partial denture.  Joe’s denture will cost $700 for the denture’s acrylic base, 2 x immediate teeth at $40 per tooth and 5 x $55 for each tooth.  Therefore, Joe’s denture will cost $1055 in total.  This price includes the initial consultation, impressions, the denture and any follow-up appointments for adjustments. View our Dentures Cost Guide for more information.

The acrylic partial dentures price list shown above is dependent on the complexity of your treatment, materials used, the number of teeth to be extracted (if any) and the number of teeth on the denture.  For a comprehensive quote, please contact the clinic to arrange your free 30-minute consultation.

* Prices subject to change.

Interest-free denture payment plans

You should not have to put off new dentures due to financial constraints. That’s why we offer a range of flexible payment options to give you back your smile.

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Mobile denture service

We recognize mobility can be a problem for some patients needing denture care. Therefore, those people living in aged-care facilities or who reside at home but for whom traveling to appointments is problematic, need worry no longer. Northern Rivers Denture Clinic will travel to you.

Mobile service areas

Tweed region

We now offer a mobile denture clinic for new dentures and denture maintenance.

Banora PointBilambil HeightsBilambilBogangarBray Park
BurringbarByangumCaroolCasuarinaCedar Creek
ChillinghamChinderahClothiers CreekCobakiCondong
Crystal CreekCudgenCudgera CreekDunbibleDungay
DuranbahEungellaFernvaleFingal HeadHastings Point
KielvaleKingscliffLimpinwodMount BurrellMurwillumbah
Nobbys CreekPiggabeenPottsvillePumpenbilReserve Creek
Round MountainStokers SidingTanglewoodTerranoraTumbulgum
Tweed HeadsTweed Heads SouthTweed Heads WestTyalgumUki
Upper BurringbarUpper Crystal Creek

Gold Coast

BilingaBurleigh HeadsBurleigh WatersCoolangattaCurrumbin
Currumbin WatersCurrumbin ValleyElanoraMiamiPalm Beach
Reedy CreekRobinaTallebudgeraTallebudgera ValleyTugun
Varsity Lakes

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to have an acrylic partial denture made?

No, we welcome appointments without a referral - contact us today for your free 30-minute consultation and chat about your denture options.

Will people know I'm wearing an acrylic partial denture?

No, our life like dentures look natural and remain secure in the mouth.  After your initial speech and facial muscle training, you will talk and eat naturally giving no indication of wearing a denture.

Will my new acrylic partial denture affect my speech?

Yes. If you've been missing teeth, dentures will most likely improve your speech over time.  However, in the first 48 hours of wearing your new dentures, you could have difficulty speaking because your tongue space is slightly compromised.  You may have to talk slowly while you get used to speaking with dentures. During the construction of your acrylic partial denture, your speech will be checked by the dental prosthetist to ensure there is as little change as possible.

How long will it take to get used to my new acrylic partial denture?

Ordinarily, it takes around 30 days to get used to wearing dentures.  Learning to eat and speak again will take some patience.

Can I get an acrylic partial denture for just one tooth?

Yes, an acrylic partial denture with one tooth can be made. However, a more suitable denture for just one tooth is The Ezifit Denture.  Some acrylic partial dentures will have a full palate, meaning the roof of your mouth will be covered with the acrylic base material.  In comparison, the Ezifit Denture is a small bridging denture and has little palate. Check out the table above for more comparative details.

Can I eat with my new acrylic partial denture?

Yes. It is recommended to initially eat small bite-size pieces, to get used to having all your teeth again.

How does an acrylic partial denture stay in place?

Acrylic partial dentures are secured by using retainers (wired clasps), undercuts (parts of the natural teeth) and contact with the surrounding tissue.

How long will my acrylic partial denture last?

Depending on the care and maintenance of the denture over time, an acrylic partial denture should last between 5-7 years.  All dentures should be relined every 2 years to improve the fitting surface of the denture. However, dentures can wear out due to normal use, and the shape of your mouth may change as you age.

Can acrylic partial dentures be repaired?

Yes. Most acrylic partial dentures can be repaired.  Often, if the acrylic base has broken in two, the denture can be repaired without an impression.  However, if we are unable to piece the denture back together again, an impression mold will need to be taken to set the denture in place.

Can acrylic partial dentures be adjusted?

Yes.  Acrylic partial dentures can be adjusted by your dental prosthetist.  It is important not to try adjusting your denture at home as this can lead to irreparable damage to the denture.

Can acrylic partial dentures be relined?

Yes. Acrylic partial dentures can be relined.  We recommend having your denture relined every two years to ensure the fitting surface of your denture remains snug and secure to your ever-changing gum landscape.

My acrylic partial denture is loose. What should I do?

When your denture becomes loose and food starts to collect under the denture, it is a great time to book yourself in for a denture reline. A denture reline is a restoration of the fitting surface between your denture and mouth tissue. It’s an effective way to improve the fit and extend the life of your denture.

How do I clean my new acrylic partial denture?

To clean an acrylic partial denture, we recommend using water, pure Australian soap and a soft-bristled denture brush, twice a day.  To remove the soapie taste from the denture, smear a small amount of toothpaste over the teeth.  Be sure not to use toothpaste to clean your denture as it is an abrasive and will strip the teeth of their shine.

What is denture adhesive and do I need it?

Denture adhesive, otherwise known as denture glue, is a cream or powder placed between the denture and your gum to increase adhesion.  Denture adhesives are great to use on temporary dentures while waiting for gum shrinkage to occur after extractions.  This can take anywhere between 3-12 months. Denture adhesive is not the solution for ill-fitting dentures.

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