Removable prosthodontics involves replacing a patient’s missing teeth with a non-permanent prosthesis. These devices are commonly known as removable dentures and can replace an individual tooth or a full set of teeth.
Why would I need removable dentures?
Removable dentures are used by people who need to replace their teeth for health and cosmetic reasons. Here are some of the most common reasons for tooth loss:
Poor dental hygiene
What’s the procedure and cost?
There are a number of removable prosthodontics procedures patients can choose from, all of which have their own benefits:
Complete dentures. This type of prosthodontics device may be used if the patient has lost all of their teeth due to an accident or poor oral hygiene.
Removable partial dentures. These dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-coloured plastic base which is connected by metal framework.
Dental bridges. These devices attach artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments. They’re often used as a replacement for a removable partial denture.
A dentist will be able to advise patients on the best kind of removable dentures to use, along with how they should be worn and the associated cost.
Costs for removable prosthodontics vary widely depending on the kind of device the patient requires, along with treatment location. Our team of patient co-ordinators are on hand to help you find the most competitive price.
Pre-requisites for treatment
Fixed prosthodontics procedures are normally recommended for patients with healthy teeth, bone tissue and gums. However, fixed prosthodontics may not be appropriate for certain patients. Suitable candidates for removable prosthodontics include:
Patients who have very few remaining teeth that are in bad condition
Patients who have suffered bone loss in their mouths
Patients who have severe periodontitis (advanced gum disease)
If you’d like to find out more about removable prosthodontics and whether it is a suitable treatment for you, please get in touch with one of our patient co-ordinators who will be happy to discuss your requirements.