Acrylic Partial Denture
Acrylic partial dentures are designed in a similar way to complete dentures, but only replace one or several missing teeth and not all of the teeth on the one jaw.
Acrylic partial dentures are retained in place by “clasps” which are wires that are bent to shape around the natural the natural teeth.
A major disadvantage of acrylic partial dentures is that they normally don’t fit as well as Cast Metal partials because they are considerably thicker and don’t have a rest on top of the natural teeth to prevent them from sinking into the gums. Sometimes, acrylic partial dentures can cause more harm than good because the continuous up and down movement of the denture can push away the gum around a natural tooth. This can increase the chances of the tooth being extracted due to the damage caused to it.
Cast Metal Partial Denture
Cast metal partials have long proven to be most reliable type of partial denture. The main body of the denture is made up of a metal frame and the teeth are embedded within the pink denture acrylic that is attached to the frame.
Cast partial dentures consist of “occlusal rests” that sit on the top of some of the remaining natural teeth. These rests prevent the denture from moving up and down when chewing. This is important because the denture teeth sit on top of gum tissue and constantly pushes into the gum when chewing, if a rest isn’t present to prevent this movement it may increase gum loss. Cast metal partial dentures are also lighter and less bulky in the mouth due of the strength of the metal frame, making them more comfortable and stable than other denture options.
Flexible Partial Denture
Flexible partial dentures are the latest type of denture compared to cast metal and acrylic partial dentures. This type of partial denture is made using a thermo plastic material that is used in place of the pink denture acrylic to produce a highly adapted fitting denture.
Flexible partials are removable partials that are held in place by gum colored claps that fit around the remaining teeth. The denture is not bulky so it fits comfortably and the translucency of the materials blends in with the natural tissue to give the most natural aesthetically pleasing smile.
Full dentures are a replacement to all the teeth on your top or bottom jaw. Full dentures can also be called complete dentures. These dentures are seated to fit by a combination of your oral anatomy, muscle control and the suction caused the by your own saliva to hold the denture in place. Suction of the top denture is significantly more common than suction on the bottom denture, this is due to the shape of the top palate allowing for the suction action.
At Sandgate Denture Clinic our primary goal is to ensure that we work with you to give you the confident smile you deserve by creating cosmetic dentures with the most natural look. To provide you this guaranteed result, our Dental Prosthetist will work with you to select the right size, shape, shade and placement of the teeth. Your involvement in the process of making complete dentures is essential to ensure that we have the most successful outcome for you.
Immediate dentures can be Full or Partial Dentures, depending on number of existing teeth remaining after extraction. Immediate dentures are constructed over a series of appointments before the teeth are extracted. This is done so that your dentist may be able to insert the dentures, immediately after your natural teeth are removed.
By getting immediate dentures, you don’t have to put up with missing teeth while your gums and the bones are healing from the extraction of teeth. The dentures also act as a “Band-Aid” to protect the oral tissues and reduce bleeding.
The healing process can cause the gums and bone to shrink over a period of several months, and the immediate dentures may need relined after that period of time has passed.
Removable implant dentures snap onto two or more dental implants and are removable by the patient, similarly to a regular denture but are much more secure. The advantages of this type of treatment are:
- Increased stability where the new teeth are attached to two or more dental implants. This allows freedom to eat whatever you like with the confidence that the denture won’t move in your mouth and the need for denture adhesives is eliminated.
- Once the dentures are removed, the oral cavity can easily be brushed, greatly reducing any chance of decay or disease around the implants.
- Reduces bone loss that would normally be occurring when teeth are removed.
- Can be a full or partial denture.
- Removable Implant Over-dentures are a cost-effective solution, compared to fixed implants.
Partial dentures are designed to fill in the gaps that are created by the missing natural teeth. This type of denture is held in the mouth by clasping onto the remaining teeth and can be removed easily by sliding the clasps over the teeth.
Partial dentures are the most cost efficient alternative to dental bridges, which are a more permanent option and can only be attached or removed by a dentist.
A partial denture is being much more affordable than a bridge, and is that a single denture can replace multiple missing teeth, whereas each area of missing teeth would likely require a separate bridge.
Here at Sandgate Denture Clinic, we can offer three different types of partial dentures.
- Cast Metal Partial Dentures
- Acrylic Partial Dentures
- Flexible Partial Dentures
- Implant Partial Dentures
Custom Mouth Guards
A custom made dental mouthguard is a cost effective solution used to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, gums, jaws and lips. These injuries potentially incur heavy financial and emotional costs, especially when surgery is involved.
There are many types of mouthguards, including over-the-counter products and professionally fitted custom-made mouthguards. Professionally fitted custom made mouthguards do not only offer the best protection for your teeth, they also cushion against sudden impacts and collisions. Since they’re made specifically for the shape of your mouth and teeth, they also allow you to speak and breathe clearly during sports games. These attributes make them the obvious choice when deciding on the best sports mouth guard.
At Sandgate Denture Clinic we offer varying levels of protection depending on age and activities you are involved in. Also a large range of colours and patterns can be chosen as well as identification tagging.
At Sandgate denture clinic, we understand that Denture repairs can be a real hassle and most patients don’t want to be without their dentures for days. We guarantee to provide first class denture repairs at our onsite Brisbane dental lab, ensuring your dentures are fully reconstructed with an impeccable finish and ready to be used within hours, not days.
Dentures are made of durable materials such as acrylic, which can endure a considerable amount of wear and tear. However, regardless of how well you take care of your dentures, even the highest quality dentures are susceptible to breakage if dropped or have been used over many years.
Whether your dentures have become chipped and fractured due to various reasons such as; an accidental drop while cleaning them, chewing on hard foods, or they have become worn down over time, as a result of natural degradation.
Our experienced Dental Prosthetists will examine the extent of damage done to the dentures and advise you on the best possible repair solution and propose methods to minimise the reoccurrence of such damage from happening again.