Advancements in the field of dentistry have led to the development of superior quality materials to fabricate dentures. A quality denture will be gentle on the gums and will still provide the necessary strength and stability to ensure the oral functionality and comfort.
Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive the latest qualities in dentures from the state of the art dental office of Dr. Rob Strain.
The denture will have a framework that supports its, which is commonly known as a full or partial plate. This plate can be fabricated from tough acrylic resin or a type of flexible nylon polymer. In some cases, the plate may be molded from chrome cobalt metal.
The dentist will create a mold according to the patient’s gums, and use it to build a temporary wax model to which the artificial teeth are added. The model is then tested in the patient’s mouth to determine its suitability in terms of size and color. It will also be used to create a plate that fits snugly in the mouth.
Acrylic resin plants are compatible with dentures that require an artificial gum line because acrylic material can be tinted to match with the natural gum color of the patient. But if metal plates are used instead of acrylic, the advantage is that the plate will have superior strength and may also provide a better fit.
Therefore, metal is usually considered ideal for making partial plates because these will be completely hidden behind the remaining natural teeth. In case of full dentures, acrylic may be the preferred material because of its superior aesthetics.
The patient should be aware of the strengths and limitations of the dentures so that they can make the right choices and have a fair idea of how long these are expected to last. In any case, the denture’s lifespan will also depend on the patient’s oral hygiene regimen and discipline.
Teeth of a Denture
The denture’s teeth will usually be crafted from porcelain or resin material. Porcelain is the ideal material for artificial teeth because it is stronger, more resilient, and aesthetically superior. Porcelain has the same translucent properties as the natural tooth enamel, and can be color-matched closely with the remaining natural teeth.
Porcelain material is very hard, which allows the dentures to last for a longer time. However, the patient should note that porcelain can wear down if it bites against natural teeth. Therefore, porcelain teeth are more effectively used in full dentures than in partial dentures.
In recent years, acrylic resin has also emerged as a popular material for denture teeth. Acrylic adheres more closely to the base of the denture, which makes it easier to achieve the desired occlusion than hard porcelain teeth. Acrylic is also much lighter in weight, making it a more comfortable option.
Accomplished cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other cities in this part of the state for dentures.
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