Chrome Cobalt Partial Dentures
Chrome cobalt partial dentures consist of a cast cobalt/chrome base plate that encompasses your natural teeth, which are in turn connected to your denture teeth with acrylic. They are the most durable of all partial dentures and tend to last much longer than their acrylic-based counterparts.
Advantages of Cobalt Chrome Dentures
Strength – owing to the inherent qualities of cobalt and chrome, these dentures are far sturdier and stronger than other partial dentures. This results in a higher resistance to breakage.
Stability – chrome dentures possess a greater level of stability than other partials, allowing them to retain their original form remarkably well.
Comfort – in addition to offering superior strength, chrome dentures are renowned for their exceptional comfort. For many patients, the sheer size of their dentures can be an issue. Chrome dentures are lightweight and less cumbersome than alternative partials.
Hygiene – there is less build-up of food, plaque and other residual gunk on the polished surface of metal dentures, resulting in a more sanitary solution for patients.
Grip – the metal clasps on chrome dentures can be adjusted to deliver optimal stability and are less prone to breakage and loss of tension. This ensures a more enjoyable eating experience for the wearer.
Convenience – denture teeth attached to the cobalt/chrome base plate can be readily replaced, avoiding the need to recreate the entire denture. Also, unlike acrylic dentures, an upper metal-based partial denture does not need to cover the entire roof of the mouth.
What Steps Are Involved in Obtaining Chrome Dentures?
Obtaining chrome dentures requires several appointments, which involve:
- Inspection and assessment of your oral tissues
- Initial impression of your teeth and gums
- Recording of your bite is taken
- Construction of the metal denture framework
- Evaluation of the appearance and shape of the subsequent framework
- Fitting of the denture to your mouth, with fine adjustments made if necessary to provide a precise fit that delivers maximum comfort
Once the metal dentures have been created and you are satisfied with the fit, it’s always a good idea to arrange an appointment with us from time to time to let us examine your dentures and ensure that they are causing no discomfort or other issues for you.
How Long Do Chrome Dentures Last?
Typically, chrome dentures can be expected to last between 5 and 10 years. However, over the course of their lifetime, the dentures may fracture and will need to be repaired.
Ideal Candidates for Chrome Partial Dentures
Chrome partial dentures are ideal for patients whose remaining natural teeth are in good condition and unlikely to fall out anytime soon.
Contact Dentures at Varsity
To learn more about the chrome cobalt partial dentures offered at our Gold Coast denture clinic, call us today on (07) 5593 0749.