Dentures Normanhurst are one of our specialist services and we have a “prosthetist” on site to offer full dental services.
Dentures (also commonly known as a “plate”) are removable appliances to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
Dentures are of two types:-
1) Complete dentures- made when all teeth are missing.
2) Partial dentures- made when some natural teeth are present.
Complete dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue have healed.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.”
A conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position.
Partial denture are of several types such as:
With metal framework – this is stronger, less bulky and gives a closer fit onto existing teeth.
Flexible Partial dentures (metal free) – offers the benefits of superior esthetics, comfort, function and bio-compatibility. These dentures have no metal clasps, the translucent materials blend naturally with the tissue and teeth shades.
At Normanhurst dentures are one of our specialist services and we have a “prosthetist” on site and offer:
Repairs of existing dentures.
You can make a dental appointment on line to discuss any questions you may have.