Dentures are a full or partial set of artificial teeth made of acrylic and designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. If you’re looking to replace your missing teeth, dentures might be the best fit for you! Fabricated in our state-of-the-art laboratory in Werribee, they are removable and a more affordable option for those with a jawbone that is too weak to support implants.
Missing teeth should be taken care of as fast as possible since it can be harmful to your oral health if postponed. Not only is there a possibility of further decay and tooth loss, but it can also change the structure of your face, making it look more droopy, and affect your ability to speak and eat. Moreover, in the absence of your teeth, your gums will begin to take on the added pressure of chewing, which can be extremely painful.
Are you suffering from significant tooth loss or missing teeth? If your answer is yes, then that makes you an ideal candidate for dentures. This option can also apply to anyone suffering from tooth decay, severe gum disease, or any other dental abnormalities. A consultation with one of our dentists in Werribee will help determine if dentures are the best fit for you.
It’s as simple as that. Our friendly dentists at Wyndham Dental will assist you throughout the process and guide you on caring for your dentures. By following these instructions, you’ll be able to maximise the longevity of your dentures.
We offer you multiple denture options and follow-up treatments at Wyndham Dental. Our denture options include:
Complete dentures are a replacement for all your natural teeth. Also called full dentures, they require a suction or an oral adhesive to be held in place. They are easily removable and can be used on your upper or lower arches.
You should go for partial dentures if your surrounding teeth aren’t healthy and strong enough to hold dental structures such as bridges. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth and are secured using surrounding teeth. They are designed to fit comfortably, filling in any gaps to improve your smile.
Immediate dentures are pre-made dentures used for the specific process of healing and to prepare your mouth for permanent dentures. They are inserted into the mouth immediately after tooth extraction and may need readjustments as your gums heal.
Overdentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are a better option if you find traditional dentures uncomfortable or have some of your natural teeth remaining. You can attach them with either the help of dental implants or they can be simply fitted over and rested on the roots of your natural teeth. They can be easily removed when needed.
Factors such as age and health may cause your gums to change once you get dentures. While it’s not necessary to purchase new dentures every time this happens, we offer repair and relines to make sure you feel comfortable with your dentures re-fitted to your teeth.
We recommend wearing your dentures persistently in the first few weeks to get used to them and thereafter removing them at night to let your gums rest. Here’s a list of things you have to do to keep your dentures clean and healthy:
Dentures and dental implants are both effective solutions for replacing teeth, each offering unique benefits to patients based on their individual needs and preferences.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that are one of the most affordable options for patients looking to replace multiple missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth. They are also a suitable choice for those who prefer a minimally invasive and quick treatment. Getting your prosthetics fitted is a fast process because there is no healing period in comparison to, dental implants.
Dental implants, on the other hand, offer a permanent and stable tooth replacement option. By mimicking natural tooth roots, they provide exceptional stability and support for individual or multiple missing teeth and help prevent oral health complications such as jawbone deterioration. Since implants are a permanent solution they tend to cost more than dentures.
Good bone density is essential for successful implants because the artificial teeth need to be supported by a securely placed implant. Dentures are a great option for patients who don’t meet this criteria and do not want additional procedures such as bone grafts, as this prosthesis does not require the same level of bone support.
The best option for you will ultimately depend on your personal preference, your individual case needs and your budget. Dentures may be the right choice for you if you’re looking for an affordable, quick and minimally invasive solution.
The cost of dentures can vary depending on several factors such as the type of dentures, the materials used if extraction is required and any other unique conditions to your smile. Therefore, it’s essential to consult with one of our experienced dentists to get an accurate cost estimate.
Investing in high-quality dentures can provide better comfort, function and aesthetics making it a worthwhile long-term investment.
We offer flexible payment plans to ensure that you get the health care you need without compromise.
It can take 5-6 years before needing to replace your dentures. However, the structure of your teeth will begin to change as they gradually wear out with time. After a while, you will need to remake or reline your dentures in order to have a more comfortable fit.
When it’s to time reline your dentures, all you have to do is schedule an appointment with our dental professionals in Werribee for a more comfortable fit. We recommend coming in for a checkup every 6 months, to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape between relining or replacing your dentures.
While dentures are a great tooth replacement solution, they must fit your mouth comfortably for the best results. At Wyndham Dental, we understand the pain and discomfort of having loose-fitted dentures which is why we offer custom-made dentures fabricated by our dental professionals.
We offer personalised and attentive care throughout the process of getting dentures and will guide you with aftercare instructions to ensure your dentures last as long as possible.
Contact us today to get custom-made dentures that fit comfortably and enhance the appearance of your smile.