Treatment: Upper and lower dentures
This lady was interested in the Oralift Appliances in order to improve her facial appearance. Unfortunately a pre-requirement is that a patient needs lower back teeth in order to support the appliances. She had not been to a dentist for many years and her upper dental plate was quite worn and no longer supporting her lips. A new plate has automatically given her face fullness and a lower plate is enabling her to wear the oralift.
Treatment: “Valplast” flexible partial denture
Feeling that her bite was unbalanced the patient wished to know her options for restoring her missing teeth on her lower right side. We discussed implants but the time was not right for this treatment. The patient however was suitable for a small denture made out of a flexible nylon material than could be moulded to her gums and did not need to stretch to the other side of her mouth to get stability.
This little plate needs warming in water before placing in the mouth, but then fits around her teeth and gums, blending in very well and without any visible clasps.