Different Types of Denture Materials

Are you a first-time denture wearer? At our Calgary denture clinic, we offer a wide range of replacement teeth to suit all needs and budgets. 

Dentures are a great tooth replacement option for patients who have some or all of their teeth missing. They can significantly improve your quality of life and have many benefits including:

  • Improved ability to chew and bite
  • Protects your remaining natural teeth from excess wear or shifting
  • Fewer diet restrictions
  • Allows you to speak clearly and without difficulty
  • Gives your face a fuller, more youthful appearance

From traditional complete/partial dentures, to flexible partials and implant-supported dentures, the team at our Calgary denture clinic provide a wide range of tooth replacement options to suit any needs and budget.

From flexible payment options to 1 year FREE repairs for full/partial dentures, we have everything you need to maintain the health and beauty of your smile.


What Materials Are Partial Dentures Made From?

Depending on your needs and budget, your denturist can suggest three different materials for your partial dentures. These include:

Acrylic is a rigid resin material. For dentures, it is pink for the base and gums, and enamel-colored for the replacement teeth.

An acrylic partial denture is held in the mouth by metal clasps, which grip onto surrounding natural teeth. When in place, this metal is partially or fully covered by your mouth.


This denture has a metal base, usually made from an alloy containing cobalt and chrome. Like an acrylic partial, the material used for the gums is a pink acrylic and the replacement teeth are enamel-colored resin.

Two major benefits of this type of denture are:

  • They can be designed to be thin and strong
  • They provide greater supporter for your remaining teeth
Instead of acrylic or metal, this partial denture is made from a flexible and versatile plastic which fits neatly into your mouth and is virtually invisible.

In addition, they DO  NOT need metal clasps to keep them in place. Instead, these clasps are made from the same pink flexible material for more comfort and a better aesthetic appearance.

Benefits of Flexible Partial Dentures

At our Calgary denture clinic, we want to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible with your replacement teeth. That’s why we offer flexible partial dentures for our patients in Calgary, which offer many benefits over traditional replacement teeth including:

  • They don’t take as long as traditional dentures to manufacture
  • No denture adhesive or metal clasp is required to keep them in place
  • The flexible, plastic material makes them more durable and less likely to break
  • The material is clear, allowing the natural gum color to show through
  • Their flexible design makes eating and speaking easier
  • They are biocompatible and hypoallergenic

Book a Consultation at our SW Calgary Denture Clinic

Finding the right denture solution is crucial to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction with your replacement teeth. During an in-depth consultation with your local denturist, they can examine your oral health, tooth loss needs and budget to best determine which denture option is best for you.

Want to know more?

Call our SW Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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