Dentures are also known as False Teeth. There are two types of dentures:
• Partial denture are used when some natural teeth remain. which replaces one tooth or several teeth.
• Full dentures are used when all of the upper or lower teeth are missing, which replaces the whole set of teeth
A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A full denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures:
Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
If your Denture is cracked or broken, please resist the temptation to repair or glue it yourself as this can make professional repair very difficult. Please call us and your Canberra Dentist can do emergency Denture repairs.