What Are Titanium Dentures?


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Titanium dentures are dentures that have a framework made of titanium. Titanium has been touted by many as a superior building material for partial denture frames.

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What Are Titanium Dentures?
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Much lighter than traditional chrome metals, titanium offers equal if not better strength, notes the Barry A. Lewis Denture Clinic. With very low thermal conductivity, titanium allows for a more natural feeling and does not cause the metallic taste in the mouth that is often associated with chrome metal frames. In addition, titanium is lightweight and strong, so denture frames can be made very thin to keep them less conspicuous.

Some less positive aspects of titanium dentures are their duller appearance compared to conventional metal and their higher cost.

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