Everything You Need to Know About Denture Materials

Are you wondering what type of material your denture is made from? Here is a comprehensive guide on denture materials to help you make the most informed decision about tooth replacement. 

Dentures are an excellent solution for patients who have some or all of their teeth missing. Not only are they more natural looking than ever, but they can also significantly improve your quality of life and have many benefits, including:

  • Enhanced ability to chew and bite
  • Clear speech 
  • Fewer dietary restrictions 
  • Protects your natural teeth from excess wear or shifting 
  • Fuller, more youthful appearance 

High Quality Denture Materials and Fabrication in Calgary 

From traditional complete/partial dentures, to flexible partials and implant supported dentures, we provide a wide range of tooth replacement options, denture materials, and services to suit all needs and budgets. 

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

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What Materials Are Partial Dentures Made From?

There are many different types of materials for partial dentures and depending on your specific budget and needs, your denturist can suggest which is right for you. 

Some of the different partial denture materials include: 

  1. Acrylic Partial Dentures: This is a hard resin materials. For the dentures, it is pink for the base and gums, and enamel-coloured for the replacement teeth. This type of denture is held in your mouth by metal clasps and when in place, the metal is fully covered by your mouth. 

  2. Metal Partial Dentures: This is a denture that has a metal base, typically made from an alloy containing cobalt and chrome. Like an acrylic denture, the material used for the gums is a pink acrylic and the replacement teeth are enamel coloured resin. These dentures are designed to be thin and strong, and they provide greater support for your remaining teeth. 

  3. Flexible Partial Dentures: Instead of acrylic or metal, this type of partial denture is constructed from a flexible plastic which fits neatly into your mouth and is virtually invisible. This type of denture doesn’t need metal clasps to keep it in place. Instead, the clasps are made from the same flexible material for greater comfort and a better aesthetic appearance. 

6 Reasons to Opt For Flexible Partial Dentures 

At Future Smiles, we are committed to helping our patients feel as comfortable as possible with their dentures. That’s why we offer flexible partial dentures, which offer many benefits over traditional replacement teeth, including: 

  • Quick manufacturing
  • No denture adhesive required to keep them in place
  • Flexible material makes them more durable
  • Plastic clear material makes them more natural looking 
  • Eating and speaking is easier
  • Flexible dentures are biocompatible and hypoallergenic


Book a FREE Consultation 

Finding the right denture solution is key to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. During a free, in-depth consultation with our denturist, we can examine your oral health, tooth loss needs, and budget, to determine which option is best for you. 

To find out more, contact us at (403) 475-0016 or book a FREE consultation.



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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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