What are Cu-Sil partial dentures?

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Cu-Sil dentures utilize an elastic gasket (the Cu-Sil) that surrounds the supporting teeth of a partial denture for retention of the prosthesis. It is often used with periodontally involved teeth that are loose, mobile and poor candidates for conventional clasps. The actual denture is made from an acrylic base with or without a chrome-cobalt metal framework.

The Cu-Sil itself may be somewhat difficult to maintain and keep clean, may cause some gum irritation, and may have to be periodically replaced. Sometimes, however, this type of retention may be the only option for very questionable teeth if you are trying to retain a partial denture and postpone a full denture.

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