When you’re missing teeth, you want them replaced as quickly as possible, so you can once again feel confident in your smile. Traditional dentures can be fragile, uncomfortable and can even cause allergies in some patients, but they’re not your only option. Even if you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, flexible dentures may be able to help you avoid the difficulties associated with the traditional variety.
The Benefits of Flexible Dentures
Traditional dentures are typically made from combinations of porcelain, chrome cobalt, and acrylic resin. Until you learn to hold them in place with your tongue and cheek muscles, they can also make it difficult to chew and speak. They’re very fragile, so they’re prone to breakage if dropped and can warp if they’re soaked in hot water.
Flexible dentures, on the other hand, are often a great option for patients who either choose not to wear traditional dentures or are not a good candidate for them. Since they’re flexible, as opposed to the rigid and brittle traditional variation, they’re less likely to break if they’re accidentally dropped. They’re also engineered to cling to the gums on their own, which means no metal clasps or sticky adhesives.
Finding the Right Restoration Option for You
If you’re interested in learning more about flexible dentures, call us today. At Porter Dental, we pride ourselves on providing the very best in new treatments for our patients while providing innovative alternatives to traditional dentures. Together, you and one of our expert dentists can determine which is best suited to your unique needs.