What is a Denture?
Dentures are appliances worn in the mouth to replace missing teeth.
Many different types exist. Some are acrylic, some metal and some are the patented snap on smile or the flexible valplast denture. At Dental On Park we’ve had good success with all of these options. Choosing which type is dependant on the individual person’s oral condition and their personal preference.
Acrylic ( Plastic) Dentures
Acrylic Dentures are probably the oldest type of dentures on the market. They are great temporary dentures before implant restoration and good immediate dentures as they can have teeth added to them if required. The downside with acrylic is that it’s not very strong, so it requires a certain thickness for strength. Most acrylic partial dentures need metal clasps to help hold them onto the remaining teeth. These are usually stainless steel wires.
Metal dentures are usually thinner than plastic ones and unlike plastic dentures, don’t fully cover the roof of the mouth. As a result taste sensations for the denture wearer, is less altered. In addition, the durable nature of the metal appliances means that they are less likely to break or bend out of shape than a number of their more fragile plastic alternatives.
Snap On Smile Denture
Snap-On Smile is a great partial denture alternative. It’s good for people with some missing teeth that would like to have a cosmetic makeover at the same time. Getting a Snap On Smile requires two, painless visits with no drilling, no injections and no change in tooth structure. They are great for:
- Gaps, crooked , stained or missing teeth
- Those who are not candidates for bridges or implants
- Anyone who would like a hollywood smile
Flexible Valplast Denture
These removable partials are popular due to their flexibility and size. They allow for the constant movement and flexibility of your mouth. Their flexibility, combined with strength and light weight, provides comfort and great looks!