Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. Fixed partial dentures, also known as “crown and bridge”, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable.

Dentures can help patients in a number of ways:

  • Mastication – chewing ability is improved by replacing edentulous areas with denture teeth.
  • Aesthetics – the presence of teeth provide a natural facial appearance, and wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks and corrects the collapsed appearance that occurs after losing teeth.
  • Phonetics – by replacing missing teeth, especially the anterior’s, patients are better able to speak by improving pronunciation of those words containing sibilants or fricatives.
  •  Self-Esteem – Patients feel better about themselves.

Get your smile back. To organise your partial denture, call us on (07) 3359 8377 or email us.

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