Do no harm, is the international protocol for all replacement prostheses, such as prosthetic limbs, optical aids and also includes dental appliances. Removable prosthodontics is concerned with the replacement of teeth and their supporting structures by patient-removable devices.

full denturesA full denture or a complete set of upper and lower dentures will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or you're having an old complete denture replaced. As a primary oral health-care giver, a Denturist can provide various types of full dentures specific to the needs of fully edentulous patients who have no more natural teeth standing in their mouths.

partial dentures

A removable partial denture is usually made to replace one or more (but less than all) teeth, and is customized to a patient’s specific requirements. Removable partial dentures restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly.

When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is a solution. This process will help you avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth. Your Denturist might recommend the immediate denture technique, before your teeth are extracted.

Loose dentures can be remedied with the addition of implant anchors placed by a Dental surgeon. Your Denturist will fit dentures over implants to provide stability, increased chewing force, reduced tissue irritations, and decreased bone loss.

metal frames

The metal/acrylic partial - commonly called a cast partial or chrome cobalt partial, is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, which are both ultra-thin, light and very strong. Ask your Denturist about the many designs available, some of which have no visible clasps and are virtually undetectable.

After your Denturist have meticulously adjusted your full lower denture's fit and you are still unable to find comfort with your denture, you may want to consider a soft liner. Soft liners are a medical grade soft polymer material applied to the tissue-fitting surface of your hard denture base, which behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. Soft liners can be applied to new dentures, old dentures, relines and rebase situations.

Polymethyl methacrylate (acrylic) is the pink base material of your denture that simulates the soft tissue of your mouth, which has conventionally been used to fabricate most full and partial dentures and also on cast metal frame dentures. Some acrylic denture base prostheses have unique advantages and disadvantages.

mouth guardPeople should wear a mouth guard whenever they are involved in a sport activity with a risk of falls or of head impact with other players or equipment. This includes rugby, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, skateboarding, even gymnastics. We usually think of hockey as the most dangerous sports for teeth, but a large percentage of sports-related mouth injuries in the USA also occur in basketball and baseball. When it comes to sports equipment, mouth guards are a priority.

60% of all men and 40% of all woman over 60 snore. For some, snoring is no more than an occasional, inconvenient habit. However, chronic, heavy snoring can be more serious. Simple snoring can disturb others and cause a dry mouth or sore throat. Heavy snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnoea, which can be associated with hypertension, stroke and other cardiopulmonary problems.

What is resorption?

A Denturist can help you understand the circumstances involved in ill-fitting, loose or broken dentures. After your teeth are extracted, you will suffer bone loss over time. As you can see in the images below, your jaw-bones will shrink (bone resorption), which will alter the comfort, fit and effectiveness of your dentures. 

All professional Dental Practitioners (Dentists, Denturists, Dental Therapists, Oral Hygienists and Dental Specialists) have an obligation to the community by reinforcing and supporting all Health professionals’ roles with appropriate referrals, especially those practising within the Oral Health Team.