Dentures and Mouthguards
Care For Smiles uses the services of dental technicans and dental prosthetists for the construction and fitting of
- full and partial dentures
- immediate dentures
- soft reline dentures
- acrylic partial dentures
- metal framed partial dentures
- flexible dentures
- tooth addition
- professionally fitted / custom made mouthguards
- bleaching trays (stents)
- occlusal splints (night guards)
Our technicans can also repair and re-line dentures or add teeth to existing dentures.
Prior to fitting a mouthguard or construction of a denture, Care For Smiles usually recommends a check-up with the dentist to ensure there are no underlying issues that may impact on the outcomes.
A partial denture is a removable appliance replacing one or more missing natural teeth.
A full denture is a removable appliance replacing all of the natural teeth.
Professionally fitted mouthguards greatly reduce the chances of tooth damage or laceration of lips and mouth. Care For Smiles does not recommend the so called "boil and bite" mouthguards from chemists and sport shops because they do not fit properly and the protection they offer is minimal.
Fitted mouthguards are available in a variety of colours. A professionally fitted mouthguard requires a visit to the clinic to make an impression of the teeth. A child will usually need a new mouthguard every 6 to 12 months because their mouth is changing shape so quickly.