A popular and widely used option for replacing missing teeth.
- Complete, that is they replace an upper or lower arch, or both.
- Partial, filling the space left by several missing teeth, preventing the remaining teeth from moving out of position.
Dentures can be made entirely from acrylic, or may be bonded with metal in order to provide additional structural support.
A partial denture is made from a detailed mould of your gum contour and remaining teeth. They are held in place by clasps, which attach to your natural teeth on either side of the space.
Missing teeth can, over time cause your gum to alter its shape and as such, your denture may not fit as snugly as it did initially. At some stage your denture will need to be relined. Relining is when the base of your denture needs to be reshaped or replaced entirely so it fits comfortably and remains secure.
Both complete and partial dentures should remain stable at all times. If you notice your denture starts to become loose or slips when you speak, cough or chew, you should schedule an appointment to have it adjusted.
Call (08) 8212 6335 today to find out more about dentures and false teeth at our Adelaide clinic.