Good denture materials include metal and plastic, with each material having drawbacks and strengths, says DentalCareMatters. Complete dentures are generally made of plastic, while partial dentures are made from both materials.
When it comes to partial dentures, metal dentures are stronger than their plastic counterparts, and manufacturers can make them smaller and slimmer, according to DentalCareMatters. Generally, metal partial dentures are also more hygienic, but plastic dentures are more affordable. Though metal is the best denture material overall, plastic dentures are often ideal for immediately replacing teeth after extraction. People with plastic dentures must clean them properly to avoid damages to teeth and gums.