A denture is a removable appliance that is used as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding gum. They can be a full set or partial, which means that they either can replace all teeth along the upper or lower arch, or just a few missing teeth. To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with our friendly dental professionals today.
When it comes to full removable dentures, there are different methods of fabrication – immediate and conventional. Conventional dentures can only be placed in the mouth
Once the gum and jaw
With advancements in technology, dentures may also be made in conjunction with dental implants for improved fit and comfort.
Who makes the dentures?
We work closely with leading WA prosthetisists and laboratories to prepare your mouth, create and find the ideal denture solutions for you. Using only top quality materials, the team at Dental Solutions specialise in creating natural look dentures which match your gum colour, dentition and tissue contours.
How do I care for my dentures?
Like regular teeth, dentures need to be cleaned daily in order to prevent bacteria, plaque and other build-up from forming which can harm existing teeth and gums.
To clean your dentures, take them out of your mouth and rinse under clean water in order to remove any bits of food that might have got stuck in between the teeth, underneath the appliance or along the gum. After rinsing, brush the denture using a soft toothbrush, liquid soap or denture cleaner. This will help to remove stubborn stains before giving the denture a final rinse. Even if you have a full denture, it is still important to clean your gums and any natural teeth. Do this daily with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. If you find the toothbrush too abrasive and uncomfortable, wrap your finger in a wash cloth and gently rub the toothpaste across all surfaces of the gum and rinse as normal.
Before bed, remove your dentures and submerge them in warm water to keep them from drying out or becoming misshapen. Not only does this help to preserve and extend the life of your dentures but it also gives your gums a much-needed break too.
What are dentures made out of?
These days, dentures are made out of a hard resin acrylic in combination with chromium cobalt frameworks. The structure which supports the artificial teeth and resembles the gum is also made from a similar resin or a more flexible material so that it can sit comfortably on your gum line. There are also options for ‘clear’ clasps for those desiring a more aesthetic outcome.
Although dentures will replicate the look and feel of natural teeth, they are still more fragile which means they can chip or crack easily if dropped or uncared for. It is a good idea to get your dentures regularly checked as they do wear down much quicker and generally need to be replaced every five years.
How long will it take to make my dentures?
Getting dentures is unique to the individual and the time spent during this process is dependent on a number of factors including the type of denture, your oral health and the treatment required prior to getting your dentures fitted. Once the necessary teeth and tissues have been removed to accommodate the denture, you will need to wait up to three months for the gums to heal. In the meantime, an immediate denture can be inserted so that you do not have to go without teeth during this period. Once the gums have healed, our dental professionals will take measurements and moulds of your jaw which will be sent to Dental Solutions for the creation of the denture.
How much do full dentures and/or partial dentures cost?
Do you have any before and after images of dentures?
Not right now but we’re working on it! Check back soon for links to the Dental Studio Smile Catalogue.
The Dental Studio Stirling is proud to work with Rob Matejlan and the team from the Denture Solutions to create high quality and affordable dentures which are designed to suit your individual wants, needs and budget.
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