Do you experience discomfort from your dentures? Especially when you are eating or drinking? Then maybe it is time to consider a change. Glasgow Dentists provides cobalt chrome dentures, which offer a thinner, more comfortable and permanent alternative to dentures, improving the overall quality of your gums.
Commonly Asked Questions
What are cobalt chrome dentures?
Cobalt chrome dentures are a removable device made from a metal frame which hosts acrylic teeth used to replace the gaps that may appear amongst the rest of your teeth. The frame fits behind existing teeth and clasps onto these natural teeth to hold the denture securely in place.
The metal framework of the cobalt chrome denture tends to be more comfortable than traditional dentures as it is much thinner. The minimal design of this type of denture is much easier to keep clean, resulting in healthier gums. Certain cobalt chrome dentures allow for an open palate to ensure that the patient’s taste and senses are not affected.
What is the procedure of getting my cobalt chrome dentures?
The process normally involves around four to five dental appointments in which the dentures are created precisely to ensure maximum comfort for each patient. It begins with a consultation and diagnosis in order to design the denture that is tailor-made for you.
This is followed by a dental impression, which is sent to the laboratory to be created. During the following visit, your mouth will be prepared for your bespoke denture, which usually involves some minor adjustments. A final impression is then taken to make sure that the denture is an accurate fit for your mouth.
Once the metal frame is ready, it will be fitted without the acrylic teeth to assess the fit, shape, colour, and how it fits in with the rest of your teeth. Some adjustments will be made before sending the denture off for its final alterations. A final assessment will be made to check the overall appearance and comfort levels of the denture before some home-care instructions and advice are sent home with you and your new set of teeth.
What makes cobalt chrome dentures better than other dentures?
Cobalt chrome dentures are more suited for patients who still have natural teeth remaining as it improves stability and support, which keeps the denture in place. They provide many benefits compared to your standard acrylic denture:
Clasps: do not apply pressure on your gum, unlike acrylic dentures.
Support: clasps can easily be tightened to reinforce the denture’s grip and secureness.
More comfortable fit: neater, thinner and more streamlined feel with a close and precise fitting.
Uncovered palate: as the clasps are placed on your natural teeth, the roof of your mouth does not
need to be covered, unlike acrylic dentures, which can cause discomfort when eating and speaking.
If you are sick and tired of being in constant discomfort from regular acrylic dentures and are looking for an alternative, then Glasgow Dentists would love to help. Get in touch with us today to find out more.