Flexible prostheses are removable prostheses made with materials based mainly on translucent nylon, of different colors to resemble the gum.
Flexible prostheses use hooks that, because they are colored by the tooth or gum, are more aesthetic than conventional metal hooks.
Flexible prostheses are the most requested by patients who have lost from one tooth to almost the entire dental arch.
Complete dentures should not be made of flexible material.
They also serve as temporary or temporary prostheses, while other long-term dental treatments are performed, as dental implants or as quick resolutions due to some urgency to replace lost dental losses.
The flexible prosthesis is aesthetically better than the others, but functionally the removable prosthesis with cobalt chrome is better, since it has greater stability.
In the market there are materials that allow cobalt chromium prostheses to be made with greater stability and thus prevent the intrusion of the flexible prosthesis against the gum.
To avoid this problem, you can combine certain cobalt chrome prostheses with flexible material for better adaptation, stability, support and retention.
The type of dentures will depend on the destruction of the tooth, its location and the condition of the neighboring teeth.
The dentist, along with the dental technician, should look at many aspects to decide which is the removable prosthesis that is most convenient for the patient. ( Flexible Partials )
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