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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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May
12

How Does Bacteria Cause an Infection in the Mouth? From Plaque to Abscess

Serious dental infections all start simply enough, bacteria lands on some food stuck to a tooth and starts eating. As the bacteria replicate they start forming a biofilm, a layer of bacteria, that we know as dental plaque. As the bacteria continue to feast, they start producing acid as a byproduct. This acid starts eroding […]

Apr
24

What Parts of the mouth do people usually forget to clean?

While the old adage states “Brush only the ones you want to keep”, we definitely don’t condone that behavior. Not only do we recommend cleaning all your teeth, here are a few other areas of the mouth that are often overlooked. Tongue – Like all other parts of the mouth, the tongue can accumulate debris […]

Mar
31

How Can A Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste Prevent Heart Attacks or Strokes?

Can toothpaste save your life? According to researchers, the answer seems to be… yes!. As you may know, your oral health is the gateway to your overall health, so why not take both into consideration when you’re brushing your teeth? According to the CDC, nearly 48 percent of Americans age 30 and older (and even […]

Mar
20

Everything in Moderation (Including Fluoride)

While fluoride is essential for creating a healthy, thick enamel layer on teeth, if too much of it is present, especially at a key point in a child’s dental development, a condition called fluorosis can occur. This condition presents itself most commonly in children as old as nine in the form of discoloration of teeth, […]

Mar
9

Factors that determine the cost of dental implant treatment

One of the first questions that patients looking to replace missing teeth with dental implants ask is, “How much do dental implants cost?”. The inevitable answer is, “It depends”. This isn’t because the person answering the phone is trying to brush off the question, it’s because it really does depend. Here are some factors that […]

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