Clasps are an important part of a partial denture. It wraps around your permanent teeth to keep your partial denture in place. The dentists at Island Dental Associates provide our patients with clasps that are colored to match your gum and tooth making them less detectable than the typical metal wires that are being used elsewhere to attach partials.
Partial dentures are used when patients have a majority of their teeth but have an area where they need teeth replaced. Partial dentures have a clasp that is used to attach the denture to your permanent teeth. The clasp can be a tooth or gum-colored and sometimes tiny metal clasps.
Some of our patients prefer an alternative to the typical metal clasps because the metal clasps can be visible when they smile or talk. The dentists at Island Dental Associates provide you with a choice of gum and tooth-colored clasps to choose from. They are the same as the traditional metal versions but are less noticeable. We can offer clasps that blend in with your teeth and clasps that blend in with your gum line making them difficult to detect.