There are several types of the base for partial or full dentures: acrylic, valplast, and metal. Your dentist and dental technician can help you to determine a suitable denture for your needs.
The acrylic denture has a flesh-coloured plastic base and it fits over the gum. It is usually built reasonably thick and is shaped to accommodate the gum and tongue. The partial denture may have added clasps or clips for fitting around your remaining teeth.
Cast metal dentures or metal frameworks are casting from chrome which is rigid and thin. It has a different fitting system from acrylic denture; the metal plate is cast to fit and attached to the teeth so it reduces the force resting over the gum and the appearance is less bulky.
Valplast denture is another option for getting a denture. It is unbreakable and has a flexible nylon base. It is usually made for partial dentures so it is much comfortable than acrylic denture when fitting over the gum.
The process of making a suitable denture for a patient requires the cooperation of patient, dentist and dental technician. Your dentist or dental technician will assist you with the impression, choosing the colour and shape of your teeth, assessing the bite and adjusting the denture base for ensuring your teeth are functional.
A denture could be natural looking but can never feel exactly the same as having your own natural teeth. It takes a while for a patient to get used to wearing a denture in terms of speaking and eating. Your dentist and dental technician can provide you the necessary denture adjustment and techniques of using your denture. However, to ensure proper chewing and prevent jaw problems, your denture will still need to be cleaned, relined, rebased or remade when necessary.