Today, false teeth or dentures are made from long-lasting materials designed to safely and effectively replace lost teeth and restore your natural, sparkling smile.
This article examines the materials used to make dentures and the proper care.
There are two types of dentures: complete (or full) and partial. Complete dentures fit comfortably over your entire upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace a single tooth or a few teeth—more on dentures.
While there are a few false teeth materials, they’re typically made from plastic, specifically acrylic resin.
You may also get porcelain dentures, which last longer; however, acrylic dentures are stronger.
That’s because acrylic adheres more securely to the denture base and is easier to adjust. Acrylic resin is also significantly less expensive than porcelain and lighter in weight.
The disadvantage of teeth made from acrylic resin is that they wear faster than porcelain teeth, which causes changes in the way the teeth make contact with one another.
As a result, you may need to replace dentures made from acrylic resin teeth every five to eight years.
The material depends on the type of denture you need, your preferences, and your budget. That’s why it helps to know more about dentures in general and the different types. That way, you can make an informed choice and pick a denture option that restores your smile’s beautiful and natural radiance.