Should I Get Porcelain or Acrylic Dentures?

Porcelain and acrylic false teeth are similar in price and have different pros and cons:

– Acrylic dentures are quieter when chewing, look slightly more natural than porcelain dentures, and are more suitable for those with bone loss; however, they will wear out more quickly.

– Acrylic dentures will need soaking overnight to remove bacteria; porcelain dentures are more delicate and need careful handling during cleaning to avoid chips.

– Your dentist will be happy to discuss which option is best for you.

Selection of the most appropriate material for your needs involves careful consideration of wear, durability and maintenance.

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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