What Are Dentures Made Of?
Combinations of porcelain, acrylic resin, nylon and chrome cobalt metal are used to make dentures. Porcelain used to be the preferred material for making denture teeth, but resin has taken over in popularity because it's lighter and cheaper, and the material sticks better to the denture base.
Most denture bases are made of acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal. An advantage of using acrylic resin is that it can be dyed to match the patient's gums, but metal is less likely to break if the dentures are dropped. A third option is a flexible denture base made of nylon.
Benefits of Flexible Dentures
Flexible dentures provide a solution for patients who can't or don't want to use regular dentures. The most obvious advantage is that they aren't brittle, so they're less likely to shatter if they're dropped.