Chrome dentures (CoCr dentures)
Cobalt chrome dentures have a metal base plate or framework that sits on and around the natural teeth onto which denture teeth are attached by acrylic.
They are recognised as the strongest of all denture constructions, their strength coming from the two constituents of the alloy – the Cobalt (Co) and the Chrome (Cr).
Unique advantages in construction
Due to the strength of manufacturing materials, it is possible to achieve constructions that cannot be realised with an acrylic denture.
Stability and retention come from the metal framework gripping the natural teeth so will be affected by both the number and position of your remaining teeth.
Cobalt chrome dentures are comfortable, the most hygienic and hugely strong, while being smaller, thinner and more streamlined than their acrylic counterparts.
They can also offer the best grip – clasps can be tightened to increase grip – and consequently a more efficient chewing experience.
Best situations for use
Cobalt chrome dentures are best used where the mouth is unlikely to change and where natural teeth have a good prognosis.
They are particularly good for patients with a heightened gag reflex due to their size and close fit and for those people where muscle control is compromised.
For more information on chrome dentures call us on 08000 285 185 or fill out our contact form. The Denture Clinic is situated on North Street, Dudley, West Midlands.