Dentures (plate) are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth.  They are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.

Dentures or plate, are a removable solution to replace missing teeth.

Full plate could be the answer if you have no teeth in your mouth.  Partial plate is a cost-effective option for replacing one or more missing teeth.

Full Dentures
This prostheses replaces all the missing teeth in your mouth.

If this procedure was to be completed in one day, it is called an immediate denture. Since the shape of the mouth changes significantly when teeth are removed, the prostheses will need to be relined 3 months after it is inserted.  This will ensure that it will continue to fit well.
Because there are no teeth left, the full dentures use suction or various types of adhesive to remain in position. Alternatively, Dental Implants can be placed and connected to the denture with clips for a more comfortable, secure method of retention.

Partial Dentures

This prostheses are usually worn when there are one or more teeth missing. They can be a cost effective option. It usually clips into place, using clasps on adjacent teeth for support.
As with any kind of prosthesis, it can take time to get used to.  But after some time, you will be confident in the way you look, feel and speak.
It is also important that your plate, either full or partial are regularly maintained. When you attend your 6 monthly check up exam we will check your dentures and advise you on any adjustments that may need to be carried out to avoid serious problems. At the same time, feel free to advise us if your dentures are causing you problems or pain at any stage.

If you would like to know more about Dentures or other better way to replace missing teeth, please call us today on 02 4731 4655 for a consultation.

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Dr Nathan Le also offer this treatment at Kempsey Dental Centre

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