Fig 1: Comparison of Denture Acrylic Porosity
In our lab, the only time “cold cure” acrylics are used in our lab is for basic repairs, and even then they are matched with the original acrylic manufacturer as best as possible. For example, our Ivocap Denture Processing acrylic has a matching “cold” version that is used to repair anything that might have been done by us in that system.
The problem that most often fails to get addressed in talking to patients about dentures is the long term viability of their prosthetic. While getting a budget denture might get you a lower cost option, we’ve all seen those same patients come back later with dirty, smelly, and discolored prosthetics. This has to do with the acrylic porosity (Fig 1). Lower quality dentures and partials created with these products and techniques leave more space for bacteria and staining, and therefore deliver a tremendously lower value to the patient.
To help with patient education, RDL has created a pamphlet for your office explaining the difference between “budget” dentures and those your office produces with us. For more information, or to order a pack for your operatories, please call 1.877.714.6595 today.