A Note about Flexible Dentures
When you lose your teeth due to injury or disease, it doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to an attractive smile. Restorative dentistry has become advanced enough to provide people with the missing teeth the smile they look for. Now, you can either go for dentures or implants; or the dentists may suggest you to get flexible dentures. These dentures are made of relatively softer materials as compared to the regular dentures.
Materials used in the composition of dentures
Porcelain, acrylic resin, nylon and chrome cobalt metal are processed to form a composition which can be further used to make dentures. Porcelain is considered suitable in most of the cases because it is lighter, cheap and quite durable. It sticks quite well to the denture base.
The dentures bases are usually made of acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal. One quality of acrylic resin is that it can be colored to make it matching with the gums. On the other hand, metal can be used in this regard to give overall strength to the denture. Flexible denture comes as the third option which employs nylon as denture base.
Benefits of Flexible Dentures
Before we talk about the benefits of flexible dentures, it is worth mentioning the disadvantages of regular dentures. Regular dentures have rigid resin or metal base which is quite hard to get used to. This hard base makes the patient feel about something substantial placed in the mouth. Hence, the patient may need considerable amount of time in order to get used to the dentures.
On the other hand, flexible dentures are fitted in the mouth quite well. Hence, it is the most suitable option for the people who do not want to get dentures just because they are not comfortable. Furthermore, a flexible denture doesn’t break when it is dropped on the ground. There are a few advantages which are worth mentioning here.
- These dentures cling well with the gums. In most of the cases, you wouldn’t even need the denture adhesive.
- The natural color of gums doesn’t go in hiding because of the clear material of the denture.
- The manufacturing of flexible denture is an efficient process.
According to different studies, the major advantage of flexible denture is that it is very comfortable for the ones who want to get their smiles restored. With flexible dentures on, it would be quite easier for the patients to open mouth fully.
In order to know if you are a right candidate for flexible dentures, you need to visit your dentist.