Dentures are used as a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available. Complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Are there alternatives to dentures? Yes, dental implants can be used to support permanently retained bridges for both partial and fully edentulous cases, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost if greater, but the implants and bridges or implant supported over dentures more closely resembles the feel of real teeth.
Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants.
To see what the best alternative is for your missing teeth please call us at Serenity Dental Clinic at any one of our branches. Call us at any one of our Centres to schedule a time at Blairgowrie (servicing Jhb. North) 011 326 0938 or Bedfordview (servicing Jhb. East and Jhb. South) 011 615 9352 (located close to the airport) Johannesburg South Africa.