Oral Health

Question
Posted by: jane | 2009/08/12

Q.

partial dentures

was wondering
I' m due for partial dentures but was told that they have to have metal clasps.
my concern is that when I smile there metal clasps will be completely visible and that' s totally embarrassing.
I only have 7 front teeth on top. and I' m hoping there are some modern plates with more natural looking clasps??
also I wanted to know if these partials will cover my entire palette or if it will only line the areas of missing teeth??

thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

there are tooth coloured clasps available but these are not indicated in all cases.
the design and extent of the dentures can only be determined after the models are surveyed on a machine in the lab.

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