A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. They can be used either when some of the teeth are missing (partial) or when all of the teeth are missing (complete). A well made set of dentures can improve the ability to eat and speak, as well as improving the appearance of your smile and giving you more confidence.
Traditionally dentures were made out of acrylic, however the advancement of dental materials has allowed for new light-weight alternatives.
Cobalt Chrome dentures are made from a lightweight alloy, which makes them stronger than a traditional acrylic denture. Their advantages can include:
- They are less bulky
- Lighter yet stronger
- In some dental patients we can uncover the roof of your mouth
- Feel more comfortable in your mouth
Flexible dentures are a great alternative for patients who have lost some but not all of their teeth. They have a mild degree of flexibility but still retain a great deal of strength.
This strength means that they can be made more lightweight than conventional acrylic dentures. Furthermore the slight flexibility allows for the denture to grip around teeth and so providing better stability and retention.
The different types of dentures offer their own specific advantages. Our Dentists will be able to best advise you on the most suitable type of denture for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.