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What Are Dentures Made Of?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Uncategorized

If you are contemplating getting dentures, then there are a lot of things that you need to know. While pricing, fit, and care instructions are all important things to keep in mind when researching dentures, one thing you may not have considered is the material of the dentures themselves. This is important not only because of look, but also because what they are made of can give you clues to how long they will last and how they will wear over time.

Dentures are typically made from resin or porcelain. Porcelain is stronger, more durable, and also has the same look and feel of natural teeth. The one major drawback of porcelain dentures is that they are breakable if dropped and can wear down natural teeth if you still have natural teeth remaining in your mouth.

Acrylic resin is also a viable option and is very popular. It is also durable and adheres more easily to the base of your dentures. They are a more affordable option that also boast a light weight. The drawback? They tend to wear faster than porcelain dentures.

Talk to your dentist about the best option for your price range and your oral health needs. The key is to find a dentist who is comfortable taking you through every step of getting dentures and is happy to make the process easy for you.

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4 Mouthwash Options: Advantages and Drawbacks

Many dentists recommend using mouthwash in combination with brushing and flossing for keeping fresh breath, preventing cavities, and fighting gingivitis. However, not all mouth rinses are created equal! There are plenty of factors to consider when buying mouthwash. Between the hundreds of brands, formulas, and even colors to choose from, which option is the best […]

Jul
28

What Do You Need to Know About Dentures?

Modern dentistry offers many alternatives to dentures. However, dentures are still an option for many patients. Here is what you should know about dentures before making a decision regarding your oral health. Dentures are a big change from natural teeth. There is definitely an adjustment period when it comes to dentures. How They Look and […]

Jul
21

Whitening Wisdom: What You Should Know

When it comes to teeth whitening, consumers have a wide variety of choices. The sheer volume of over-the-counter options alone can cause great deal of confusion. Are they safe? Do they work? Which products work best? To help answer these questions, we’ve broken down some common options for a pearly white smile. In office bleaching […]

Jul
14

What’s Bone Loss Got To Do With It?

Women are at a higher risk for bone fractures when they enter the menopausal stage, but that’s not all… According to a new study at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, they “also may be at a higher risk for gum disease.” It is stated that further investigations may need to occur to […]

Jul
7

What You Should Know About Breastfeeding and Oral Health

If you’re a new or expectant mother, then it’s a critical time to help your infant’s oral health. Although your infant may not have any chompers of their own just yet, studies have shown that breastfeeding may be an important step in building the framework for their smile! A study done by the National Center […]

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