There are several types of dentures including immediate and conventional. An immediate denture can be placed in your mouth right after tooth extractions are performed, allowing you to eat and chew food immediately after your oral surgery. A conventional denture isn’t placed until about eight months after tooth extraction surgery, allowing your jawbones time to heal so that the denture will have a good and lasting fit. Metal-free partials and dentures come in both the immediate and conventional types.
Plastic dentures may consist of acrylic or resin materials and are free from the metal wires that typically connect the artificial tooth crowns. The plastic base is smooth and comfortable against the gum tissue, and the material is light and flexible, allowing for a customized fit. The acrylic and resin materials are free of BPA and also are nonallergenic, which is helpful to people who have an allergy to nickel, silver, and other metallic alloys common in wired dentures.
Benefits of Nonmetal Partial and Complete Dentures
Some people experience electronic disturbances with the metal components of dental prosthetic devices. Metal also transmits hot and cold sensations, which may cause sensitivity or discomfort for some people. Eating or drinking acidic foods sometimes causes metal ions to leach, leaving a metallic taste in the mouth. A metal-free partial or complete denture can help you avoid these issues. With no wires, there is no risk of cutting or poking your cheeks. Acrylic dentures allow for small clasps and do not require crowns to support the partial. They also blend in with your gums, making it less obvious that you have partial or complete dentures.
Call the dental practice of Tran Terrie, DDS, today to learn more about metal-free partials and dentures.