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DENTURES

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WHAT ARE DENTURES?

Dentures are removable prosthetics constructed by your dentist or a dental prosthetist to replace missing teeth and rejuvenate your smile. Our professional prosthetist can replace lost teeth with either a full or partial denture. Dentures are supported by surrounding structures as well as clasps. Filling in missing teeth can help with eating and speaking, support facial appearance and prevent facial sagging.
 

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR DENTURES?

Have you lost a significant number of your teeth or have teeth that are severely damaged? Are you looking for an affordable solution for replacing them and restoring your ability to speak, eat, and smile confidently?

If so, you might want to opt for dentures. Many of our patients looking for tooth replacement solutions can benefit from dentures as they provide a functional and convenient replacement for missing teeth.

We recommend consulting with our trusted Mulgrave dentists to determine if dentures are the best tooth replacement option for you.

Types of Dentures

  • list icon Full Dentures
  • Full dentures are for those who have lost the majority of their natural teeth. Full dentures replace all the teeth on the upper and/or lower jaw. They can be either ‘conventional’ or ‘immediate’. A conventional denture is fitted more than 2–3 months after the removal of teeth to allow healing of the gums. However, immediate dentures are fitted on the day of removal of teeth to ensure patients aren’t left without teeth during the healing period. Realignment is usually required shortly after immediate dentures are fitted.
  • list icon Partial Dentures
  • A partial denture replaces one missing tooth or a group of teeth. They are attached to the remaining teeth in the arch with clasps or attachments. They can be made with acrylic or metal.

Restore function to your smile with fitted dentures!

The Process Of Getting Dentures

Getting dentures is a simple and smooth process at Purity Dental:

  1. First, we will take detailed impressions of your mouth. These impressions help create accurate molds of your gums and any remaining teeth. Measurements of your jaw and bite are also taken to ensure proper fit and alignment.
  2. Next, a preliminary model of your dentures is created. You will try on this model to check the fit, appearance, and bite. Adjustments may be made to ensure comfort and natural-looking results.
  3. Once you are satisfied with the fit and appearance of the trial dentures, the final dentures will be fabricated and fitted in by our skilled dentist.
  4. All that’s left to do after is follow our simple after-care instructions and attend your regular 6-month checkups to ensure your oral health is on track.

The process may also vary based on your specific needs and unique condition so it’s important to work closely with our dentist to achieve the best results.

How do I eat with dentures?

New dentures can feel bulky and awkward during the initial weeks. Mouth sores can develop and your gums may need time to get used to its new dentures. After the first few weeks the mouth will adapt, and practicing eating, speaking, and taking them in and out correctly from your mouth will help.

When eating for the first time, start with soft foods such as soup. Also take small bites and chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on the denture. During the early stages, taste can be different but this should improve with time. Sometimes it can be hard to judge the temperature of food and drinks too, so be careful.

Eventually, you can eat almost anything! However, you may want to avoid some ‘difficult’ foods that may dislodge or even break your denture.

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