Acrylic Partial Dentures
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?
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 Denture||The Custom Partial Acrylic Denture||The Premium Partial Acrylic Denture|
|Standard acrylic||High impact acrylic||High impact acrylic|
|Vitapan teeth - good tooth quality||Vitapan teeth - better tooth quality||Vitapan teeth - best tooth quality|
|Heat cure compression processing system||Heat cure compression processing system||Ivobase injection system|
|1 x personalized change at 'try-in' preview||2 x personalized changes at 'try-in' preview||Unlimited personalized changes at 'try-in' preview|
|Customized tooth arrangement||Customized tooth arrangement|
|Unmatched fit, comfort and security|
|Material is lightweight and odor resistant|
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.
How much do acrylic partial dentures cost?
|Item Number||Denture Type||Cost|
|721/722||Partial Acrylic Denture||$600 (from)|
|733||Tooth (each)||$50 (from)|
|736||Immediate tooth (tooth to be extracted)||$35|
For example, Joe is missing three of his natural teeth and requires a new partial lower denture. Joe has decided to get an acrylic partial denture. Joe’s denture will cost $600 for the denture’s acrylic base and 3 x $50 for each tooth. Therefore, Joe’s denture will cost $750 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, we welcome appointments without a referral - contact us today for your free 30-minute consultation and chat about your denture options.
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.
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.
Ordinarily, it takes around 30 days to get used to wearing dentures. Learning to eat and speak again will take some patience.
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.
Yes. It is recommended to initially eat small bite-size pieces, to get used to having all your teeth again.
Acrylic partial dentures are secured by using retainers (wired clasps), undercuts (parts of the natural teeth) and contact with the surrounding tissue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.