Acrylic Partial Denture IFU

Acrylic partial dentures are a type of removable dental prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are made of an acrylic resin material and consist of replacement teeth that are attached to an acrylic base, which is colored to match the gums.

Indications for Use

Dandy acrylic partial dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and are designed to be as comfortable and unobtrusive as possible.


Acrylic partial dentures should not be used if you have any allergies to acrylic or plastic or have severe gum disease.

Potential Risks and Benefits

Advise patients of the following:

The benefits of metal partial dentures include improved speech, better chewing ability, and a natural-looking smile. Risks include sore spots, discomfort, and possible damage to remaining natural teeth.

Directions for Use

To ensure proper use of acrylic partial dentures, follow these steps:

  • Ensure that the partial denture is clean and free of any debris.
  • Rinse the patient’s mouth with warm water before inserting the partial denture.
  • Gently place the partial denture in the mouth, and use your fingers to guide it into place.
    Avoid using excessive force or pushing the partial denture too far.
  • Instruct the patient to gently bite down on the partial denture to ensure proper fit and stability.
  • Use carbon articulation paper to adjust any heavy occlusion points.
  • Provide specific instructions to the patient on how long to wear it each day and when to remove it.

Adjustment recommendations

  • Operate the bur at high speed, applying minimal pressure while using water.
    • It's important to maintain the temperature using water and air spray. This method helps prevent the formation of micro-fractures. A fine-grit diamond is advisable for adjustments, and air-only handpiece adjustments are not recommended.
    • For shaping different surfaces, specific tools are best:
      •  A football-shaped bur is effective for the occlusal and lingual surfaces, especially on anterior teeth 
      • A tapered bur is better suited for the buccal and lingual surfaces.

Cleaning instructions

Dandy recommends cleaning your partial dentures daily before and after every use. Immediately after removal, use warm water (not to exceed 45°C/113°F) and soap to remove remaining saliva and debris from your partial dentures.

Storage instructions

  • Store final dentures in a clean, dry place when not in use. Avoid exposing the dentures to excessive heat or pressure, which may cause warping or other damage.
  • Partial dentures are designed to last for several years with proper care and maintenance. Patients should contact your practice for evaluation and repair if dentures become damaged or lose their fit.

Additional Information

  • Clinical studies have shown partial dentures to be an effective and reliable treatment option for patients with missing teeth.
  • If the patient experiences any adverse events, such as pain or irritation, they should discontinue use and contact your practice immediately.
  • Partial dentures have a limited warranty, which may vary depending on the manufacturer.

ADA Codes

Acrylic (Flipper) Partial Denture
Immediate Maxillary D5227 Immediate maxillary partial denture: flexible base (including any clasps, rests and teeth)
Immediate Mandibular D5228 Immediate mandibular partial denture: flexible base (including any clasps, rests and teeth)


For Unilateral Resin
Resin Quadrant D5286 Removable unilateral partial denture: one piece resin (including retentive and clasping materials, rests, and teeth) per quadrant



Partial Denture: Maxillary D5421 Adjust partial denture—maxillary
Partial Denture: Mandibular D5422 Adjust partial denture—mandibular
Add On's
Metal Mesh substructure D5876 Add metal substructure to acrylic full denture (per arch)


Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Links to Material Safety Data Sheets for Dandy's partial dentures. 

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