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Porcelain is the highest grade, non staining and wears well, but may chip, but also very expensive. Acrylic dentures are less expensive, may stain with improper maintenance, and are susceptible to abrasion.

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Q: What are the pros and cons between full sets of either porcelain or acrylic dentures?
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