Acetal skeletal dentures
Acetal skeletal dentures
are an alternative to classic skeletal prostheses
made of metal. In contrast, they are made of new plastic used in dentistry – acetal. Acetal is a thermoplastic material with high homogenity, resistant to bending and breaking. Thanks to this, acetal prostheses are more aesthetic and ideal for people with metal allergies. Similarly to classic skeletal prostheses,
they are mounted on braces and do not press the patient's gums. Their use is much easier and more comfortable compared to ordinary acrylic dentures
. Here are the advantages of acetal prostheses:
- thanks to the skeleton made of acetal are thin and aesthetic
- almost do not cover the palate – they take up little space in the mouth
- have better maintenance – they do not fall, because they are fixed on buckles
- do not cause allergic reactions
- do not oppress the gums and palates – do not destroy the sprocket
What is the course of treatment? Here is a simplified scheme:
- First visit: after qualifying the patient for prosthetic treatment, the dentist takes impressions and sends them back to the prosthetic laboratory.
- Second visit: during this visit, the doctor determines the height of teeth biting, plans the course of the prosthesis plate and makes an additional impression necessary for the most accurate fit of the prosthesis.
- Third visit: the dentist tries on the acetal skeleton of the prosthesis and checks the dental contacts, at this stage the patient can assess the aesthetic conditions of the trial denture, as well as the color and shape of future teeth.
- Fourth visit: this is the last visit where the doctor checks the finished acetal skeletal prosthesis in the patient's mouth and, after possible corrections, gives it back to the patient. The visit ends with a hygiene instruction for a new prosthesis.
- Are there any contraindications to the use of acetal skeletal dentures? – There are almost no contraindications. It is one of the best prosthetic solutions among moving prostheses. The condition for the use of such a prosthesis is the presence of your own teeth, which can be used as support points and maintenance of prosthesis with acetal buckles.
- Are acetal dentures more durable than acrylic dentures? – Yes, acetal skeletal dentures do not break and do not break. This is possible because they are made of acetal, which provides greater durability with much smaller dimensions than acrylic used to make acrylic dentures.
- Is it possible to walk in acetal dentures all the time? – Yes, there is no need to remove dentures overnight. However, it is important that at least 2 times a day the prosthesis is pulled out of the mouth and thoroughly washed. It is best to do this during daily brushing of teeth.