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Today’s dentures are comfortable and natural looking. No one will even be able to tell that they’re not your “real” teeth!

 

Dentures

Dentures are one of the most straightforward ways to replace your missing teeth. Full and partial dentures are custom-made removable prosthetic that can replace all or several teeth at one time.

Today’s dentures are both comfortable and look natural. Bring in an old photo of your natural teeth smile and we can characterise your dentures to look like your natural teeth! Depending on the type of denture needed, your treatment may also require teeth extractions or surgery. We can provide you with a customised care plan that outlines each step of the process.

Book today for a No Obligation FREE CONSULT with our in-house Clinical Dental Technician Mr. Marc Adams. Marc is very experienced in the art of Denture making and can answer any of your denture queries relating to the process, time-frame and fees involved to help you make an informed decision prior to embarking on your journey in getting custom fit Dentures made.

Types of Dentures

Partial denture
When some teeth are missing, this is often the simplest way to replace them.

Full denture
When all your teeth are missing on either the upper or lower jaw, you can have a full
denture made.

Immediate full denture
It is very hard to leave the house if you have missing front teeth. When you need front teeth extracted but need a replacement immediately, we can make you an immediate denture. The same processes are followed as making a traditional denture, except you have your teeth taken out once the denture is ready so it can be inserted straight away.

Once your gums around the extraction socket have healed, your denture will need to be re-fitted through a reline procedure.

Transitional denture
Sometimes all your teeth are in such a poor state that they cannot be saved long term. It is hard physically and psychologically to lose all your teeth in one day. In such cases, we can offer you a partial acrylic denture that will slowly transition to a full denture, at your own pace.

Implant retained denture
Anyone who has worn a denture can tell you that it feels very strange at first. Some people get used to them very fast where as others continue to struggle. Our jaw bone is also constantly shrinking as we all age and this makes it harder to wear a denture, especially a lower full denture. In such cases, two implants can be placed to hold your denture in place.

Book today for a FREE CONSULT with our in-house Clinical Dental Technician Marc Adams to find out which option is the best for you! Call us on (09) 534 7916


Types of materials available to make your denture

Acrylic dentures
Most dentures that replace all your teeth are made of acrylic. This is a relatively strong, comfortable material that can be made to fit you accurately. Partial dentures can be made of acrylic as well but they need metal ‘clasps’ that to keep them in place

Metal dentures
If you need a long term partial denture, then this is the ideal option for you. Metal is stronger than acrylic and thinner so it feels less bulky in your mouth and also lasts longer. Acrylic is still used in metal dentures for appearance so metal is barely visible when your are smiling.

Valplast
This material is newer flexible technology which means that metal is not needed to keep your denture in place. A valplast denture is ideal when replacing front teeth if the show of metal is to be avoided. It is also ideal when replacing less than 3 teeth that are near each other.

Book today for a Free consult with our Clinical Dental Technician to find out which option is the best for you! Call us on (09) 534 7916

Process involved in making a well fitting, good looking denture

No matter which type of denture we are making for you, there are certain basic steps that we need to follow in order for us to create a denture you are happy with

Step 1 – Impressions
We need to capture the details of your jaw in an impression so that we can have mold of your jaw on which we create your denture. In most cases, we need two appointments for this as this mold needs to be extremely accurate for your denture to fit you well.

Step 2 – Recording the way your upper and lower jaw meet
Everyone is unique and so everyone’s upper and lower jaw’s have their own pattern of meeting. We need to accurately record this so that your denture feels just right when you bite together.

Step 3 – The try-in stage
Your denture is almost complete! This step is all about making sure YOU are happy with how your denture looks. It is absolutely normal for it to feel strange but in this step looks are more important. Your dentist will make sure the technical aspects are as perfect as they can possibly be, taking into account your unique jaw structure.

Step 4 – Home time!
Take your brand new dentures home to show them off to your friends and family, keep smiling


Home care guidelines

Now that you have your dentures home, there are a couple of things to remember;

1. Like teeth, dentures should be brushed daily to remove plaque and bacteria. It is also ideal to remove them and wash them after meals before gently wearing them again.

2. They also need to be removed every night to give your gums a rest.

3. Effervescent cleaning tablets are widely available from pharmacies and supermarkets to clean your dentures. It is a good idea to use them, always following manufacturer instructions.

4. It is normal to have a few sore spots on your gums. It is almost like breaking into a new pair of shoes. It takes some time to get used to these. However, if these sore spots are not healing then please call us and we can adjust your denture. Minor adjustments are usually needed but be sure to wear your dentures for 3 hours prior to seeing us so we can visualise the sore spots and adjust accordingly. If you do have some sore spots, remove your denture and rinse your mouth with warm salty water after every meal and before going to bed.

Book your consultation to find out more about dentures. We also offer payment plans and work and income quotes.