Flexible Dentures

flexible-dentures

Flexible dentures are an alternative choice for those who can’t tolerate the traditional type of denture and for those who are not suitable candidates for dental implants.

This type of denture does not require the use of metal clasps to hold it in place as it works by flexing into position around the gums on insertion. Many wearers say they are more comfortable than traditional dentures.

Aesthetically, flexible dentures tend to look better than traditional dentures as the material that is used to make them is clear and blends in with the mouths natural gum colour. The clasps in flexible dentures are also tooth coloured.

Because there are less components used to make flexible dentures it means they can be manufactured quicker which reduces the time a patient waits for their dentures.
Flexible dentures fit the gum tissue perfectly which means there is no need for denture adhesive or clasps to keep them in place.

Whilst there are many benefits as detailed above there are a couple of things to be aware of:

The soft lining in flexible dentures is a lot more susceptible to the build up of bacteria which can be harder to clean effectively. However check with your dental professional as some linings are non porous so will be less prone to bacteria build up.

Wearers of flexible dentures don’t always detect irregularities in their bite which may cause problems over a long period.