Understanding The Options You Have With Dentures In Cranbrook

False teeth are extracted and made of metal or acrylic are called dentures. They replace missing teeth and stick firmly to your gums, reducing the potential problems that clefts can cause.

This gap left by one of your missing teeth can lead to language and eating problems. In addition, the teeth on either side of the new gap can grow into space, but at an uncomfortable angle. Sometimes all the teeth may need to be extracted and completely replaced by a dentist in a denture polyclinic.

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(A) Complete set

Full dentures are used when all of your lower or upper teeth need to be extracted, or when old teeth are replaced with new ones. They are usually installed immediately after tooth extraction so you never run out of teeth. They match your jawbone and gums.

You can find a qualified dentist or clinical dental technician to fabricate and install it. If your case requires special attention, an orthodontist may be called in to perform the fitting.

(B) Partial dentures

Partial dentures are used to fill in gaps in your missing teeth or some of them. It consists of a metal or plastic plate with dentures or teeth attached to it. 

These are then usually attached to some of your existing natural teeth with metal brackets to keep them securely in your mouth. Plaque can be easily peeled off and removed if necessary.