Metal or cobalt chrome alloy dentures have superior physical properties and generally occupy less space in the mouth than acrylic dentures.
We make cast metal alloy removable partial dentures for patients who may have had problems with an acrylic denture continuously breaking or who wish to spend the money on getting a denture that is stronger, lighter and will last longer than an acrylic one.
A cast metal alloy denture can also be the best option for you if you still have all your own natural lower teeth, but have lost upper teeth as you can still bite with quite a strong force with your lower teeth; sometimes enough to create cracks in the acrylic of an upper denture, which will eventually break. The cast metal alloy palate is strong enough to resist these strong masticatory forces.
Cast metal alloy dentures can be the only practical alternative if you have a close or a severe “bite”. They are designed to replace and preserve your existing anatomical oral structures and can be used for all classifications of partial dentures.
The metal base allows greater stimulation of underlying tissue because it is a good conductor of hot and cold.
They can be made very thin and light, and so they are much less obtrusive in your mouth.