Cast metal partial dentures have been considered the standard of care for removable tooth replacement for a very long time. From the dentist’s perspective, they are functional and serve to fill the space left by the patient’s missing teeth.
Nothing stays the same. The mouth changes over time. But patients fail to realize this fact when it comes to removable dental appliances. How many times have you heard a patient proclaim that the metal partial “you made” them is loose or it doesn’t fit the way it originally did when “you made” nine years ago?