Exploring your denture options
West Hamilton Denture Clinic
17 Paradise Road South
Here at West Hamilton Denture Clinic we know that every mouth is different and because of that, we insist on sitting down with you to discuss your wants and needs for your dentures before making any promises. But there is one thing we do know – plastic dentures are much more versatile and easy to wear, compared to porcelain.
If you take two sets of dentures, each made of one of the two materials, you will see a difference in terms of durability, strength and hygiene requirements, just to name a few.
Registered Denturist Lou Presutti DD is an advocate for customized dentures and points out the major differences between the two materials:
Plastic teeth are light, allowing wearers to speak clearly and confidently without worry. When chewing with plastic teeth they make very little sound. Porcelain teeth are often known to cause a clicking sound when eating or chewing, but provide a very natural tooth appearance.
Porcelain teeth are made from a strong, durable material, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods without worry. However, they are more prone to cracks and chips, wearers must take care when cleaning. Plastic dentures resist chipping and fractures, allowing them to be easier to handle. Both types however, can contain tiny pits, much like regular teeth, where bacteria can hide. Unfortunately brushing will not remove all of these bacteria, resulting in the need to soak both types of dentures overnight in a denture cleaning solution to maintain a healthy mouth.
Unlike natural teeth, porcelain teeth are resistant to staining making it easy to maintain brilliant pearly whites, while still enjoying coffee, tea, and other products that normally cause staining of the teeth.
Did you know that plastic dentures and the denture base are made of the same material? This makes bonding to the two quite simple. Porcelain on the other hand does not chemically bond to acrylic, resulting in bonding issues later down the road.
The pressure put on your gums and bones from chewing can have a negative impact on bone loss. Porcelain is known to be a dense material resulting in heavy dentures that are unable to absorb much of the chewing force that can result in accelerated bone loss. With plastic dentures being lighter, they relay less pressure on gums and bone tissue resulting in a slower bone loss acceleration rate.
As you can see, both types of dentures have their pros and cons. Plastic teeth however stand out in most categories, making them the go-to choice for most professional denturists. At the end of the day it is the denture wearer’s choice what material their dentures are made from.
When the time arises to start discussing the need for dentures, be sure to speak with a Registered Denturist professional, like Lou Presutti DD. Lou Presutti DD urges all of his clients to be fully informed before making this very important decision. Recognizing the importance of this decision the West Hamilton Denture Clinic offers many payment options to help you achieve your needs.
Dedicated to his patients and passionate about his profession, Lou will help you make an informed decision about your oral future.
As a proud member of the Denturist Association of Ontario, the West Hamilton Denture Clinic is an inviting and friendly clinic, where clients are treated with respect. Specializing in full, partial and immediate dentures, denture on implants; the clinic offers a full spectrum of services. Lou and his staff are continuously upgrading their techniques and equipment to ensure clients receive the best possible care.
To book your consultation or appointment today, call 905-5227133, visit www.westhamiltondentures.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on facebook.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.The content in this article is provided for informational purposes only. Please consult your denturist should you have any questions about how your denture needs are best met.