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Palma Dental Laboratory
37 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
781-936-8718 or 508-591-7113
Toll free: 800-924-6025
Fax: 781-936-8719

Email: info@palmadentallaboratory.com

478 Torrey Street #7
Brockton, MA. 02301
Phone: 508-588-8466
Fax: 508-588-3692

Email: office@palmadentallabs.com

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Removable Partial Restoration Guide

Type of Partial Indications Contraindications Material Reline Chairside Ease of Repair
Flexible Partials
  • Flexible/easy insertion
  • Design versatility
  • Acrylic allergies
  • Metal sensitivity
  • Need for rigid appliance
  • Less than 5 mm vertical clearance
  • Flat ridge
Nylon thermoplastic No Lower
Metal Frame Partial
  • Long and free end saddles
  • Flat ridge
  • Few remaining teeth
  • Strong and stable
  • Visible/esthetics
  • Metal or acylic allergies
Acrylic to chrome cobalt Yes Higher
Acrylic Flipper Temorary treatment partial
  • Not long term
  • Visible/esthetics
Acrylic Yes Higher
  • Flexible desired, but strength needed
  • Long and free end saddles
  • Strong and stable
  • Flat ridge
Lack of vertical clearancen Flexible to Chrome Cobalt No Lower