Metal is used in dentures to increase their strength and durability but rest assured, the metal part of the denture will not be visible or in the case of a partial denture, the clasp to hold the denture in place may be slightly visible.
Members of the public with missing teeth as a result of general ageing, infection, trauma or tooth wear may find their ideal solution in metal dentures, which remain in place without the use of denture adhesive gel.
What are Metal Dentures made from?
Although the idea of a metal denture may be unappealing to many people, the use of metal dentures could provide a number of benefits to the lives of denture wearers who have experienced a lack of confidence due to an unattractive smile or previously loose plastic denture
The fixtures are manufactured with a medical-grade alloy, used in our gold dentures, which is ahypoallergenic to ensure wearers do not suffer from an allergic reaction as a result of the material
A primary benefit of wearing metal dentures is the fact that they are custom-made to ensure it is compatible with the tissue of the mouth in a bid to completely remove the risk of allergic reactions or gum irritations.
What are the advantages of Metal Dentures?
Metal dentures are usually smaller than plastic dentures and do not fully cover the roof of the mouth as plastic dentures do. As a result of the roof of the mouth being left uncovered, this improves the taste sensation for the denture wearer, so the patient can taste foods better than if the roof of the mouth was fully covered.
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 denture alternatives. The fact that they are flexible may prove to be beneficial as a result of the changing shape of the mouth.
Additionally, the snug fit of the metal denture, when it is placed into the mouth means it is very comfortable to wear, which could bring relief for people who have been worried about the feeling of an alien object in their mouth for a long period of time.
Although metal dentures may be more expensive than a number of alternative treatments, the long-lasting nature of the installation may make it worthwhile for individuals looking to improve their quality of life and oral health.
What is the procedure for getting a Metal Denture?
Initially, to get metal dentures, you would be assessed by your dentist to make sure that a metal denture is the right treatment for you. If it is, then your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and gums for the dental laboratory to produce your custom made metal denture.
Once the denture is ready, your dentist would then place the denture into your mouth and do any adjustments necessary at the denture fit appointment.
New dentures similar to new shoes need a period of getting used to them, patients should wear their new denture and eat with the denture for a few days and then come back to the clinic for the metal denture to be reviewed and any further adjustments needed to be carried out.