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

Photograph of a boy losing an incisor due to accident.

Purpose

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

Points to note

Last revision date: 18 January 2012