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Dentures

dentures

To replace missing teeth sometimes requires a partial denture. This is usually a removable prosthetic device and can be made in either all acrylic (a plastic type material) or with a metal base (Cobalt Chrome).

  • Cobalt Chrome Dentures. The main advantage of this design of denture is that the base plate is much thinner than the acrylic and as a result many patients tolerate them better as they can feel more comfortable. They also allow for improved taste and thermal sensation because they do not cover as much of the palate in the upper arch. They are supported largely by the teeth.
  • Acrylic Dentures. These are made in a plastic material and the forces on them are both tooth and soft tissue born. The bases are slightly thicker than cobalt chrome but they are less expensive.