Dentures are removable plates or frames that hold one or more artificial teeth.
They are made to replace missing teeth and can be of two types:
– Full Dentures (to replace all teeth) – are required when an individual is missing all their teeth. Full dentures are not fixed into the gums, you take them out and put them in when you need. Most people are comfortable doing this and have worn full dentures for a long time. Remember, if you have dentures that don’t fit well or feel uncomfortable then you may require some changes or a new denture if the existing one is quite old.
– Partial Dentures (to replace some teeth) – if implants or a bridge are not suitable to you then you may want to consider a partial denture. Just as with a full denture, these are not fixed into the gums but are removable. They do not entirely rely on your gums for retention, however clasps are used to grasp onto existing teeth. Partial dentures have been used successfully by many patients.
At Pullenvale dental surgery, we can make you a new set of full or partial dentures, or make changes to your existing dentures to help you regain the smile and confidence you desire!
If you have any questions about your dentures, please do not hesitate to book a consultation with our dentists to discuss your needs further. At Pullenvale dental surgery, we will take the time to listen to your concerns and give you a number of options to help you decide what is the best treatment for you. We will ensure that we consider your needs first, and we will always endeavour to make your dentures as natural and comfortable as possible.
The materials we use are of the highest quality and we only use local Australian labs, so you can be sure that your new teeth are of excellent quality.