Partial dentures are a simple, quick and inexpensive solution for missing teeth. Partial dentures are also used when a patient does not have enough remaining teeth to support a bridge, or when the remaining teeth are distributed in an unfavourable manner. Metal partial dentures may serve long term. For short term use, the partial dentures are made of plastic.
When a person has a sudden loss of a front tooth (sport accidents, school accidents, etc.), a special small partial denture that complete the missing tooth (or teeth) can be fabricated and delivered within 1-2 days to spare social discomfort. this partial denture is called a “flipper”.