Metal vs Metal Free
Winnipeg DenturesThere is various options for dentures these days, but two basic styles: clasping, with a metal framework, or all plastic. Generally, the metal frameworks are more solid and provide the best long-term fit and durability, but have less cosmetic appeal, and in some cases, produce a metallic taste. On the other hand, plastic dentures may be thicker and a bit weaker, but many of them can be easy to modify in the future (if more teeth need to be added to them). There are also some plastic type dentures that try to mimic the thinness and durability of metal framework dentures, but these are almost impossible to modify and will likely need replacing on a more frequent basis. As the materials change, so do the prices. Dentures can cost anywhere from $600 to over $1400 depending on the design (My Family Dentist Corporation pricing – some offices and denturists can charge significantly more).The photos to the right can give you an idea of the two types of dentures. The first photo shows a standard partial denture with a metal framework. The next three photos show a nylon-based partial denture. As there are many variables that can determine what partial denture design is best for you, be sure to ask your dentist questions. At My Family Dentist, it is our policy to design dentures that will take into account any changes that may happen with your oral health for at least the next ten years. Hopefully, the dentures will still be serviceable for another ten years after that.