Partials

Partially edentulous patients are a growing population and the clinicians treating them will be in high demand during the coming years. NDX has a complete portfolio of partials for every situation, including the newest in flexible solutions. Regardless of the demands of the patient, we can design a partial that will exceed all expectations.

DuraFlex™

Indications

  • History of partial frame breakage
  • Alternative to implants or fixed products
  • Acrylic allergies

Contraindications

  • Need for more rigid appliance due to poor soft tissue support or few remaining teeth
  • Health of teeth is too poor to support clasp
  • Minimal vertical clearance, less than 5mm
  • Flat ridge
  • Immediate applications

Benefits of DuraFlex™

  • Simple to adjust and polish
  • Lifelike pink shades with veined acrylic details
  • Thin, lightweight, and flexible for easy insertion
  • More durable than acrylic
  • Won’t absorb stains and odors

What to Send

  • Upper and lower models or impressions
  • Bite registration
  • Tooth shade

Dental Insurance Codes

  • D5225 - Maxillary Partial Denture - flexible base including any clasps, rests, and teeth
  • D5226 - Mandibular Partial Denture - flexible base including any clasps, rests, and teeth

Cast Partials

NDX’s high-strength cast metal partials are made with cobalt-chrome alloy. Our alloy features a refined surface that polishes to a high-mirrored shine and is resistant to plaque buildup and are nickel-free, beryllium-free and iron-free. When a patient requires the strength of a cast partial, but with the aesthetics of a flexible partial, NDX’s hybrid partial is an excellent choice. Our hybrid partial consists of a cobalt-chrome cast metal subframe with flexible clasps or saddles. Clasps can be effectively hidden by crafting them from our clear or tissue-shaded Valplast or Duraflex thermoplastic materials.

Benefits

  • Less invasive and less expensive than bridges or implants.
  • Cobalt-chrome alloy increases adjustability while still limiting breakability.
  • High strength alloy also makes for thinner frameworks and stronger clasps.
  • Perfect for patients with certain metal allergies.

Indications

  • To replace several teeth in the same quadrant or both quadrants of the same arch.
  • As a temporary replacement for missing teeth in a child.
  • To replace missing teeth for patients who do not want a fixed bridge or implants.
  • To serve as a splint to support periodontally involved teeth.
  • For patients who maintain good oral hygiene.

Contraindications

  • Lack of suitable teeth in the arch to support, stabilize, and retain the removable prosthesis.
  • Rampant caries or severe periodontal conditions that threaten the remaining teeth in the arch.
  • A lack of patient acceptance for esthetic reasons.
  • Chronic poor oral hygiene.

What to Send

  • Upper and lower models or impressions with tooth preparations
  • Tooth shade
  • Bite registration

Dental Insurance Codes

  • D5213 - Maxillary partial denture - cast metal framework with resin denture bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth)
  • D5214 - Mandibular partial denture - cast metal framework with resin denture bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth)
  • D5281 - Removable unilateral partial denture - one piece cast metal (including clasps and teeth)
  • D5421 - Adjust partial denture (maxillary)
  • D5422 - Adjust partial denture (mandibular)
  • D5620 - Repair cast framework
  • D5630 - Repair or replace broken clasp
  • D5640 - Replace broken teeth (per tooth)
  • D5650 - Add tooth to existing partial denture
  • D5660 - Add clasp to existing partial denture
  • D5670 - Replace all teeth and acrylic on cast metal framework (maxillary)
  • D5671 - Replace all teeth and acrylic on cast metal framework (mandibular)

ClearFrame™

Indications

  • Metal-free or aesthetic RPD required
  • When a flexible partial is contraindicated by a flat ridge, a long free end saddle, or few remaining teeth

Contraindications

  • Class II or Class III mobile teeth
  • Short clinical crown length or lack of adequate undercut on abutment teeth
  • Acrylic allergies
  • Limited inter-occlusal space, less than 5mm

Benefits of ClearFrame™

  • Metal free aesthetics and increased patient comfort
  • Vertical stability with occlusal rests
  • Can reline, repair, and polish acrylic saddles chairside
  • Less expensive than traditional metal partials
  • Hygienic, will not absorb stains and odors
  • No metal taste

Material Properties

ClearFrame™ is made from state-of-the-art injection-molded nylon material that is strong and non-porous yet easy to adjust and re-polish. The clasps work in the same manner as on a metal framework, engaging undercut on the buccal or labial of the patient’s teeth. The partial does not contain Bisphenol A.

What to Send

  • Upper and lower models or impressions with tooth preparations
  • Bite registration
  • Tooth shade

Dental Insurance Codes

  • D5225 maxillary
  • D5226 mandibular

Acrylic Partials

There are times when a cost-modified treatment plan is needed. Acrylic partials can be prescribed in a variety of situations. A variety of retention options are available, including cast clasps, wrought clasps, ball clasps, and more.