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Within SIA Medical Centre
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There are different types of dentures available at SIA Dental. The denture base may be made from acrylic, cobalt-chrome (metal) or flexible acrylic. The denture teeth may be acrylic or porcelain. The denture may replace one or more teeth.
A full denture replaces all of your natural teeth that have been lost through dental decay, gum disease or trauma. Full dentures are made of high quality acrylic and rest on your gums securely with the ‘suction effect’. The success of full dentures may depend on how your jaws are positioned and the width of bone in your jaws. In some cases, dental implants are required to provide additional stability. Full dentures can also be customised to provide lip and cheek support to improve your facial features.
A partial denture replaces some of your missing natural teeth that have been lost through dental decay, gum disease or trauma. Partial dentures can be made with a high quality acrylic or cobalt-chrome backing. These contain clasps that clip onto your existing teeth. Acrylic dentures are relatively inexpensive, quick to fabricate and easy to modify if teeth needs to be added. However, they are thicker and may be less comfortable. Cobalt-chrome dentures are more expensive and take longer to fabricate, however, they feel more comfortable and are much stronger.
The following case performed at SIA Dental shows replacement of the upper teeth with a full denture and lower teeth with a partial denture:
The following case done at SIA Dental shows the replacement of a missing front tooth with a flexible partial denture: