A flexite denture is a partial denture made of elastic nylon resin, more flexible than plastic of which a regular denture is made. Because the flexite denture base is fixed to the gum and can be thin, no clasp is needed and more comfortable to wear.
The second photograph shows metal attachment of a commonly used partial denture. Because the metal bands showing next to the gum-line, the denture is not only unappealing, but also uncomfortable to wear.
As shown in the photograph, the flexite denture has no metal band and gets natural appearance.
This patient was displeased with the metal band showing through the teeth. Also, the attachment was loose and shifted when chewing food. Because the teeth next to the missing tooth are healthy, we decided to go with a flexite denture.
The second photograph shows the flexite denture in place. The front teeth look clean without any metal band. Because the flexite denture is secured well, the patient can chew food much better. The small metal shown is to prevent the denture from moving up and down.
The first photograph shows the lower teeth of a patient who would like to fill missing teeth. Not enough teeth are left to support a bridge. The patient did not want implants. Because the surrounding teeth are still strong, we decided to go with a flexite denture.
As shown in the photograph, there is no metal band. Because the flexite denture is secured well, the patient can chew food much better. The small metal shown is to prevent the denture from moving up and down.
This patient had a partial denture of the front four teeth, but the denture was loose and he could not chew food well. The larger metal bands also bothered him. Because he would like to avoid grinding the teeth, we decided to use a flexite denture.
As shown in the photograph, the front teeth look better. Because the denture is anchored in place well, he can chew normally.
Amano Dental Clinic