Acrylic is one of the most common materials used to make both partial and complete dentures. Acrylic dentures are bigger and more cumbersome than their chrome denture counterparts, which can make it more difficult with your oral hygiene habit.
Why Have an Acrylic Denture?
Acrylic dentures are often preferred in cases where you have more missing teeth to replace and in the most severe cases – full upper/lower teeth replacement (complete dentures etc). Due to the cumbersome nature of acrylic dentures, if you have only a few missing teeth, then other options may be more suitable, such as: dental bridges, chrome dentures, dental implants (offered at our sister clinic) etc.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Acrylic Denture
It takes around 4-5 appointments to get your new acrylic denture. The first step is for impressions to be taken of your mouth which will then be sent to the dental laboratory for your new teeth to be made. A record of your bite will be taken (how your teeth will come together), and a shade for your new teeth will be selected (if its a partial denture, the shade will be matched to your natural teeth). A model of your new dentures will be created for us to try in (called the trial stage), and this will help the dental laboratory to further refine your dentures for the final fitting.
As with all denture treatments, it is to be expected their will be a level of adjustment required after the initial fit. This is because our mouths are very adaptive and needs time to accommodate the your new teeth. If you find your dentures not as comfortable and fitting as well as you would of hoped, call us today and we will book you in with one of our dental professionals.
What Other Options Are Available?
Depending on how many teeth you have missing, then the most suitable treatment may vary:
- Chrome denture (few/many missing teeth)
- Dental bridge (few missing teeth)
- Dental implants (few/many missing teeth) – available at our sister practice
What Are The Pros And Cons of a Acrylic Denture?
|Simple and non-invasive treatment||Removable option|
|Made to be aesthetically pleasing||Oral hygiene is more difficult due to the cumbersome acrylic build|
|Easy to add additions to the denture in the future||Can be loose and may require fixative to hold into place|
Am I a Suitable Candidate For Acrylic Dentures?
We will need to give you a thorough examination to determine which options will be suitable for you. Please do not hesitate to call us and book your dental examination today.