A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. For more information on dentures or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our Port Elizabeth office +27 (0)41 365 6735.

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture. An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth). A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue. The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance. Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

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ABOUT US

After spending his school years in Namibia, Dr Niel Grundling completed a BSc degree at the University of Pretoria in 1979. Thereafter he graduated as a dentist in 1985 at the University of Stellenbosch where he also specialized in Prosthodontics, obtaining his MChD Cum Laude in 1992.

Dr Grundling, who is in full time private practice in Port Elizabeth, presented numerous lectures throughout South Africa on a wide range of topics concerning prosthodontics.

Dr Grundling, married to Nanette and father of a son and a daughter, manages to find time for various interests, including photography, IT, running, rugby, camping and fishing.

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13 Shirley St‎reet,
Port Elizabeth 6055

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