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Temporary Denture


If a child loses his/her permanent teeth due to an accident, a temporary denture is recommended.

Purpose

Photograph of a boy losing an incisor due to accident.

To improve the appearance by closing the gap left by the missing tooth. To wait until the child’s jawbones are fully developed (around 20 years old) to insert a permanent denture/bridge/implant.

Material

Plastic and stainless steel wires.

Procedures

  • Take impressions of the teeth , and record the occlusion
  • Fabricate the temporary denture in the dental laboratory
  • Fit in the temporary denture at patient’s mouth
    Photograph of a temporary denture.

Points to note

  • During the transition period, permanent teeth of a child have not yet fully erupted, and the jawbones are still growing. Therefore, you must bring your child to the dentist for regular dental check-up. If necessary, the dentist may adjust the denture or make a new denture.
  • After fitting a temporary denture, extra attention should be paid to keep good oral hygiene in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Thoroughly clean the denture and teeth every morning and before bed at night.
    Photograph of a child cleaning a temporary denture.
  • When the temporary denture is not worn, soaked it in plain water.
    Photograph of a temporary denture soaked in plain water.
  • If severe discomfort is felt when wearing the temporary denture, the parents should bring their child to the dentist for check-up.
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