Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. They are prosthetic devices that can be removed and putt back into your mouth. Dentures are made in a dental laboratory using impressions taken from your mouth. There are three main types of dentures:
These dentures are fabricated 100% from acrylic. They contain no metal substructure for support. Acrylic partial dentures are great for a temporary or permanent solution. Often, they are used as the means of replacing teeth when multiple teeth have to be removed.
Chrome Cobalt (Metal) dentures
Traditional partial dentures consist of pink acrylic gums and acrylic teeth. Both are supported by a metal substructure. The substructure is cast out of metal and fabricated to be very thin and smooth. Metal is used because metal can be made very thin and yet still have the strength necessary to support the gum and teeth replacements.
Flexible dentures (Valplast)
Valplast is a flexible base resin ideal for partial dentures or unilateral restorations. The biocompatible nylon and thermoplastic resin of Valplast provide the perfect degree of flexibility and stability when processed and finished to the recommended thickness. The color, shape, and design of Valplast partials blend seamlessly with the natural appearance of the gingival tissues, making the prosthetic virtually invisible. The strong, durable plastic snaps securely and comfortably into place around the existing natural dentition and gingiva. The strength of the nonallergenic plastic eliminates the metallic taste and enables the partial to be fabricated thinly enough.