Chrome dentures vs. Acrylic dentures

by | Nov 21, 2019 | Dentures Blog

When you decide to buy new dentures, one of the questions you need to answer is what materials you want them to be made from.

Two common types of denture material are chrome dentures and acrylic dentures. You might find it easier to think of them as metal dentures and plastic dentures.

Both of these materials have useful applications when it comes to making new dentures and, in many cases, it just comes down to personal preference.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you with that decision, so here’s a comparison of chrome dentures and acrylic dentures to highlight some of the differences.

Chrome dentures

Chrome dentures have the look of traditional dentures, with a metal framework in the palate that holds the false teeth in place.

They are designed to be well hidden inside the mouth, and some people prefer the feel of chrome dentures as the framework can be lighter and less bulky.

Metal dentures can also be stronger, giving excellent value for money over the long term, as well as having good oral hygiene properties.

Chrome can be used for the framework of both partial dentures and full dentures and may mean less of the roof of your mouth is covered.

Acrylic dentures

Acrylic is a kind of plastic and can be coloured to match the pink of your gums, further reducing the likelihood that anyone will notice you are wearing dentures.

Acrylic dentures can be moulded to the shape of your gums and may be held in place with a suitable denture fixative.

Both the palate and the denture teeth can be made of varying forms of acrylic, and these materials are used throughout our range from essential dentures right up to the high impact acrylic base on our elite dentures.

It’s a modern performance material, hard-wearing and comfortable, and it allows extremely natural-looking false teeth to be sculpted to give you a smile that really feels like your own.

Still not sure?

If you’re not sure whether you want chrome dentures or acrylic dentures, we can help you to decide during your initial consultation, before any work is carried out.

We’re more than happy to talk you through the options and what we think would be best for the full or partial dentures you need to restore your smile.

To arrange an initial consultation and find out more about the options available, contact Smiles & More today.