What You Need To Know About Dentures

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, looking and functioning like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Dentures are generally made from an ultramodern acrylic material which is high-strength and durable.

If you’ve lost your natural teeth for whatever reason, dentures can be used as a replacement to restore your smile and help you eat and speak more comfortably.

Modern dentures look and feel natural in the mouth and will provide essential support to your facial muscles and dental tissue. Dentures are a false teeth option available to suit, no matter your budget or how many natural teeth you have remaining and can last a very long time.

To find out more about dentures or arrange an appointment to get you started on the path to a new set of teeth, call us now on (07) 3319 5086 or fill out the enquiry form on our contact page.

Types of Dentures Available

There are a number of different types of dentures available, and we can help you choose the most ideal option. Partial dentures rest on a metal framework which is attached to your natural teeth and are usually removable.

These are a great option when you have some healthy natural teeth remaining, and can be recommended to support existing teeth, to help with chewing or to improve appearance.

Full dentures are used when no natural teeth remain or must be removed. The third type is an implant-supported denture which is used to provide additional support to dentures made unstable by a lack of teeth to rest on.

What to Expect From New Dentures

When you first have dentures fitted they may feel a little awkward in your mouth for the first few weeks, as it takes time for your cheek muscles and tongue to get used to their presence.

Eating and speaking might take a little practice at first as your mouth will feel much fuller than before, and excessive saliva flow is possible.

Custom-Made Dentures

Your dentures are custom-made for you by a specialist in a dental lab. After a consultation at your denture clinic to discuss what type is best for your needs, your dentist will take several impressions of your teeth to be used to create your bespoke dentures.

Fixed vs Removable Dentures

Fixed dentures are popular because they offer patients the safety and peace of mind of a permanent tooth replacement.

They are comfortable to wear, completely stable and can provide support to protect any remaining natural teeth.

Removable dentures are easier to maintain, more affordable and can be constructed more quickly but are less stable and can take much longer to get used to.
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