Have some missing teeth, or need to have some teeth removed? Dentures could be the best option for you to replace some or all of your teeth. Dentures are usually removable plates that are used to replace some or all teeth.
Flexible Denture Options
Dentures can be a great option for replacing missing teeth – there are a few different types, depending on your needs:
Partial dentures are an excellent option for people that are missing some of their own teeth, but still have some teeth for a denture to clip on to. They can have a cobalt chrome (metal) frame or be an acrylic denture – there are advantages to each type depending on your mouth and your needs. Ask your dentist which one is right for you.
Full dentures are the best way to go for people that are missing all their teeth on the upper or lower.
If you need full dentures, dental implant-retained dentures (sometimes referred to as all-on-4s) are a great option for a denture that stays in place, and a great option for people that struggle with gagging.
How do we make your dentures?
Dentures are very exact, designed to fit your mouth exactly. The first step is to check your existing teeth and gums to see if anything needs to be treated before the dentures are made. Then we take several molds of your teeth, going back and forth with the denture laboratory to correctly make a denture that fits your unique mouth.
Book a consultation with one of our highly experienced and friendly dentists for a dental implant today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I look after my dentures?
– Remove them at night, and give them a clean with soap and water and a separate toothbrush or denture brush. Remember to clean your gums where the denture sits too.
– You can soak them in denture cleaning solution or tablets such as Sterident.
– Be careful with them! Don’t drop them especially on hard surfaces.
– Continue to have your dentures and gums looked at with regular checkups with the dentist so we can check it is still fitting well and not causing any gum problems.
I broke my denture, can my denture be repaired?
Often a broken denture does not need to be remade – there is often a quick easy fix. If you break your denture, do not try to fix it yourself as you may make irreversible changes which can no longer be repaired! Come on in and see a dentist at Gungahlin Family Dental, and it may be a very simple fix.
My dentures are getting loose, can anything be done about this?
Depending on how your denture is shaped, we may be able to do a denture reline procedure on your dentures. Your gums change shape over time, but your dentures don’t! This can mean over time your dentures become looser and less well fitting.
How long does it take to repair or change a denture?
If your denture can be repaired, it is often quite a simple procedure involving taking some moulds of your teeth and sending your denture with the impressions to a denture laboratory. Often you can have your denture back the next day!
Learn more about Dentures:
Unlike most of your body, teeth generally can’t heal. This is why it’s so important to protect your teeth - prevention is the best cure! Luckily, it’s not too hard to make sure your teeth are in tip top shape, leaving you to smile, eat, and speak with comfort and...
Pregnancy is a crazy time, and there's likely plenty on your mind! It's easy to forget things like looking after your teeth and mouth, but pregnancy can both have huge effects on your gum and teeth health, and vice versa - your oral health can have effects on your...