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Dentures & bridges

A bridge is a false tooth which is held in place by the teeth next to it. Most often, the two neighbouring teeth - one on each side - will need to have crowns fixed onto them. The two crowns are then joined together by placing the false tooth between them and cementing them in place.

Dentures usually replace a number of missing teeth. A full denture, also called a complete denture, is one that replaces all the teeth at the top or the bottom of your mouth. A partial denture is one that fills spaces left by missing teeth.

Even if you have lost all your teeth, you will still need to visit us regularly to ensure that your dentures still fit properly and also so we can check for signs of oral disease, including mouth cancer. You still need to care for your mouth, brushing your gums, tongue and palate daily as well as cleaning your dentures thoroughly.



This page was last updated on 02 of November 2011

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