What are Dentures made of?
WHAT DENTURES ARE MADE OF
Ever wondered what dentures are made of? Here’s a guide.
Denture bases are mostly made of a tough acrylic and coloured in a shade that matches your natural gums.
Denture frames (and metal clasps on partial dentures) tend to use cobalt chrome, an incredibly strong metal that helps support denture structure and can withstand the pressure from chewing. Other materials used in denture frames can include nickel chrome, stainless steel and gold.
Denture teeth come in two types: porcelain or acrylic.
Porcelain is the material that most closely mimics the look and feel of tooth enamel, making it perfect for replacement teeth. Porcelain teeth are tough and tend to be more durable than acrylic, but they may be prone to chipping.