There is an alternative to metal partials!
Metal-free is the optimal choice anytime partials are indicated or the patient prefers not to use a fixed restoration because of cost. Patients who have worn both conventional frames and these partials report that non-metal feels more natural and is more comfortable. In addition, because of its retention and aesthetics, metal-free partials give them more confidence eating and smiling.
Patient Care Information
Additional Tips for the Care of Your Appliance
Cleanse the appliance daily and keep it in water or your cleaner whenever it is not being worn. Toothpaste and toothbrushes may scratch or dull the surface of your appliance. Be sure to remove your ClearFrame® restoration whenever you brush your natural teeth. Please keep the appliance out of reach from pets. Dogs and other pets find dental appliances to be attractive chew toys. ClearFrame® appliances are very durable and are designed to give long term performance under normal usage. Please handle the appliance with care.
ClearFrame® is designed like a traditional cast metal partial, but the denture acrylic is built on a clear nylon framework in place of a chrome cobalt partial. The frame and clasps are semi-rigid and transparent.
Rest seats provide the partial with the vertical stability doctors desire without compromising the lifelike esthetics that today’s patients prefer. ClearFrame® is indicated for most partial applications. Patients will appreciate the precise fit, comfortable function and metal free aesthetics.
- Metal-free aesthetics and increased patient comfort
- Vertical stability with occlusal stops
- Can reline, repair and polish acrylic saddles chairside
- Less expensive than traditional metal partials
- Hygienic, will not absorb stains or odors
- No metal taste
- Most cast partial indications
- Free end saddles
- Flat ridge
- Few remaining teeth
- Class II or Class III mobile teeth
- Short clinical crown length or lack of adequate undercut
- Acrylic allergies
- Material properties
These are made from a state-of-the-art injection-molded nylon material that is strong and nonporous yet as easy to adjust and repolish as conventional acrylic. 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 BPA.
G. Thomas Colpitts, DDS, AIAOMT
2448 E 81st Street, Suite 1600
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137