Flexible dentures are a type of partial denture
Flexible dentures are a type of partial denture, which are typically constructed of nylon, or other thin thermoplastics, which differ significantly from the thicker, harder acrylic that is often used in normal dentures.
This helps make these types of dentures a lot more bendable and flexible, giving rise to their popular name.
Flexible dentures are made to adapt to the shape of your gums and teeth
As flexible dentures are made up of softer, more comfortable materials, people of all ages often prefer them over regular dentures. However, it is always best to consult with your dentist or denture technician with regards to which type of dentures will best suit you, your needs and requirements.
As their name suggests, flexible dentures are made to adapt to the shape of your gums and teeth, literally ‘flexing’ into position when inserted. These dentures will not typically require any clasps to hold them in place, unlike various alternatives. They are therefore, a great option for people who struggle with the clasps in normal dentures, and the difficulties they may pose.