What is a partial maxillary resin based denture?
A partial denture is a type of removable denture which only replaces part of the mouth’s teeth and surrounding tissue. An example image is shown on the left. Maxillary refers to the location of the upper jaw. The dentures can be made from either cobalt/chrome or acrylic. When the denture is placed in the mouth, the acrylic resin base is supported by the toothless regions in the jaw’s arch, and by the hard palate, also known as the roof of the mouth. This option is more economic, has greater aesthetic quality, but also comes with greater risk of mouth conditions such as gum disease and periodontitis if proper oral hygiene is not maintained.
At ADHPL, we create digital impressions using our Sirona Orthophos XG5 3D X-ray machine, and send the partial denture to be made in the lab, which takes approximately 3-5 working days.