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There is another option that is called Hybride that combine the best of both. In cast partials, people do not like metal showing but it can be laser welded to add teeth, relined and it is a tooth born appliance. Years ago as I remember flexy partial were invented for people with allergic reaction to the metal. They are tissue born appliances, can not be relined and limited repairs most is not permanent ,there is no one option for all. Hybride does cover both satisfaction in aesthetics of the flexy and function of the cast. Yes there is no bond between the flexy material and the teeth just mechanical where in the cast there is a chemical bond between the tooth and the pink acrylic portion of the partial.Hi, I'm a young(er) dentist who is lacking in removable knowledge. What are the most important details that you as a denture technician need to know from the dentist?
1) And what are your thoughts on metal RPD vs flexible?
2) The local lab I use--patients complain that their flexible partials start becoming smelly pretty quickly just after a few years.. Is there a reason why?