Acrylic (plastic dentures)
Plastic dentures are cheaper and easier to make. They may damage the gums around natural teeth if not designed and then cleaned properly. They are often the ideal choice as immediate dentures, i.e. an immediate replacement for teeth that need to be extracted. An advance in plastic dentures is a new type of flexible denture which may suit some mouths very well.
These are dentures that are placed on a jaw that has no natural teeth remaining. They are usually made from plastic (acrylic). They therefore rest directly on the gum that overlies the bone in the mouth. Upper dentures are usually much more stable than lower dentures. This is because of the suction that can be gained from covering the roof of the mouth. This suction is not possible in the lower jaw due to the position of the tongue.
Cast parial and full dentures
The cast metal partial denture is stronger, less bulky and offers a great fit. This partial has a metal framework to which our on-site laboratory will attach higher-quality denture teeth. Since our special metal framework is made by an outside laboratory, availability of this partial is about two to three weeks.