If a child loses his/her permanent tooth due to an accident, his/her dentist may fabricate a temporary denture for him/her.
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.
Plastic and stainless steel wires.
- 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
Points to note
- After fitting a temporary denture, attentions have to 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.
- When the temporary denture is not worn, soak it in plain water.
- If severe discomfort is felt when wearing the temporary denture, the parents should bring their child to the dentist to check.
Last revision date: 18 January 2012