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What Metal Are Partial Dentures Made Of?

Metal partial dentures are usually formed from chrome cobalt, which is a medically approved, light alloy metal. This material is both the strongest and most durable option to use when forming partial dentures, and also ensures no irritation of the gum or mouth. However, they can be unsuitable for individuals with metal allergies. Dentures formed from chrome cobalt are almost always partial or single tooth dentures, which have a metal framework that can support the teeth. It is very uncommon to have full dentures made from chrome cobalt as they require support from natural teeth to ensure they are secure. Although this type … Continue reading


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What is a chrome cobalt denture?

Chrome cobalt is a medically approved, light alloy metal. When making a denture, chrome cobalt is the strongest and most durable option to use, while ensuring no gum or mouth irritation. Dentures made from this material are typically partial or single tooth dentures, which possess a metal framework that supports false teeth. A complete chrome cobalt denture is extremely rare as they usually necessitate support from remaining natural teeth to ensure a secure fit. However, patients with complete upper dentures, sometimes prefer the palate to be covered with chrome instead of acrylic. There are certain advantages to this as chrome is much thinner, … Continue reading


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Are chrome cobalt dentures safe?

Some patients are concerned about the metal in cobalt chrome dentures and wonder whether it is safe to use. The good news is that chrome cobalt is a completely medically approved, light alloy metal. The only potential issue would be to anyone that is allergic to specific metals, but this is extremely rare. Assuming you do not possess this particular allergy then they are totally safe. Not only are they safe, but they are also the strongest and most durable denture option that does not risk irritation to gums or the mouth like poorly designed acrylic dentures do. Furthermore, despite … Continue reading


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How to clean acrylic dentures

It is very important to treat your dentures like you would treat your natural teeth. You should keep them as clean as possible to prevent inflamed gums, bacterial/fungal infection and to improve the longevity of any teeth you may have. Additional benefits include avoiding bad breath and staining of the acrylic.  Here is the advice we give to patients on how to clean acrylic dentures effectively. Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. We would advise placing a towel on the counter or in the sink, or ensure there is water in the … Continue reading


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