4 Benefits of Thermoplastic Dentures

Losing one or more teeth can affect your self-confidence and interfere with your ability to eat and speak as you did before. However, dentures can provide an ideal way to restore your smile and regain the functionality of your natural teeth.

Of course, not all dentures are the same. Most patients will be familiar with those made from metal and acrylic, but you can also choose thermoplastic dentures. These work just like traditional dentures, but they are made from a thermoplastic nylon resin that is thin and flexible.

Here are just four reasons why you should consider choosing thermoplastic dentures.

1. Increased Comfort

Patients often find traditional dentures uncomfortable. This does tend to get better over time, but there's no denying that the initial adjustment period can be a challenge. Even after getting used to dentures, patients often like to remove them after long periods since this is more comfortable. Thermoplastic dentures don't tend to present the same problems. Since they are thin and light, they feel less noticeable in the mouth and put less strain on the gums below. Additionally, their flexibility makes them less likely to rub against your gums and other soft parts of your mouth.

2. Odour Resistance

If you don't take proper care of traditional dentures, they can start to develop odours. This isn't nice for the wearer since it can create a persistent unpleasant taste in the mouth, and bad breath can also make you feel self-conscious when you socialize. However, thermoplastic dentures help eliminate this issue since they don't absorb odours as easily as traditional materials. You'll still need to clean them regularly to maintain good oral health, but persistent odours shouldn't be such a concern.

3. Natural Appearance

It isn't just odours that thermoplastic dentures are able to avoid absorbing. They also take stains less readily than conventional dentures, so they tend to remain a stable colour regardless of what you eat or drink. Additionally, the material itself will blend with the natural colour of your mouth and won't have any metal parts that could show through.

4. No Allergy Problems

Finally, it's worth considering some patients can develop allergies to traditional dentures. Many people don't know they have a metal allergy, but they will then start experiencing symptoms after wearing dentures that contain metal. This shouldn't be an issue with thermoplastic dentures since they are biocompatible and unlikely to create allergic reactions.

For more information, contact a local dentist.