A Guide to Getting Removable Plates for Teeth

Image of a removable teeth by SupersmileAre you looking to get dental plates as part of your oral care treatment but do not know where to start?  If so, then you probably have some important questions in mind like what is a partial tooth and how much is a denture for one tooth. These are all valid concerns and are well worth investigating.

More commonly known as dentures, there are two major kinds of dental plates available on the market – complete and partial dentures.  In this post, we will take a good look at the difference between the two and what you can expect to pay for each.


Full dentures versus immediate dentures

Complete dentures can either be “traditional” or “immediate”  depending on a patient’s dental needs. Produced after the dentist has removed the tooth, and the gum tissue has begun to cure, Orthodontists fit traditional dentures to the mouth at around 8 to 12 weeks.

Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are available in advance, and your dentist can fit them into position immediately after the removal of the afflicted tooth. Hence the patient does not need to be without teeth during the recovery period.   

So are immediate dentures better than conventional ones? Not necessarily, and there are disadvantages that you have to consider. For one thing, immediate dentures require more adjustments to fit properly throughout the healing process. In many cases, Orthodontists recommend them as a temporary solution before the use of traditional dentures.


Partial dental plates to replace and straighten teeth

A removable partial denture or bridge typically consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic foundation. The dentist usually uses a metal framework to support the dental appliance to keep the dentures in place during use.

The bridge replaces the missing tooth by putting crowns on both teeth located on either side of the gap. The dentist then attaches an artificial tooth in the middle and cements everything in place. As a result, partial dentures not only fill the space left by a missing tooth but also holds the remaining teeth in place and keep them from changing position.


Cost of Teeth Plates

Now that we know a thing or two about the different options available, you might be wondering how much does it cost to get dentures in Australia? Well, that depends on two things – the type of dentures and the kind of material in use. For instance, partial dentures cost less than full dentures. Acrylic dentures will cost less than say, chrome-plated ones. You get the idea.

According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a set of complete dentures will cost you around $1300 on average while Immediate dentures cost about $1450. Of course, these are just ballpark estimates, and the only way to know for certain how much the treatment is going to cost you is to walk in for a consultation.


Would you like to get started? Phone “Super Smile” today on 1300 767 553 to arrange a consultation with some of the finest Orthodontists in Australia!

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