Patients 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.
The fixtures are manufactured with a medical-grade alloy, which is hypoallergenic to ensure wearers do not suffer from an allergic reaction as a result of the material. They are usually made from a chromium cobalt alloy.
Metal dentures which are available from Bembridge Dental, have the option of having tooth coloured clasps rather than metal clasps. The clasps help to improve the denture retention within the mouth and their tooth coloured nature will mean that they will be very discreet.
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 appliance 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 denture may make it worthwhile for individuals looking to improve their quality of life.