A patient may require dentures if they have lost some or all of their natural teeth as a result of tooth decay, an accident, injury to the mouth, or periodontal disease.
There are various types of dentures available depending on what you require. Full sets of dentures are made with a synthetic base that is custom-fitted to your gums, giving you a smile that looks and feels natural. Partial dentures are removable artificial teeth that sit alongside the natural teeth and are secured in place by clasps.
If you’ve broken your dentures, we can assist you with a comprehensive and timely denture repair solution. We can usually organise a denture repair in as little as a 1-3 days. Please contact our team in Canning Vale to see how we may assist you.
It may also be necessary to replace your dentures if they are over 5 years old. Ill-fitting dentures can cause irritation and a range of problems, so please contact us if you are concerned your dentures need to be re-fitted.
Practicing a daily denture cleaning routine is crucial for preventing problems and keeping your dentures bright.
Here are some important tips on how to care for dentures:
When not wearing your dentures, place them in a denture-soaking solution or a glass of cold water to keep them hydrated
Maintain a regular brushing routine for your dentures, just as you would for your teeth
See your dentist for regular checkups
Continue to gently brush your gums, tongue, and palate daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush
Avoid soaking dentures in bleach or household cleaners
Treat stains right away
Avoid tobacco products
How are dentures made?
Dentures are custom made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken from a client’s mouth. The process typically takes several weeks and involves multiple appointments.
How long does it take to get used to dentures?
It is common for new dentures to feel slightly uncomfortable and strange when you first get them. Once the muscles in the tongue and cheeks adjust to speaking and eating with new dentures, you’ll be surprised at how comfortable and natural they will feel. It is important to notify your dentist if you experience excessive discomfort or irritation.
What are the complications of missing teeth?
Missing teeth can cause a variety of oral health problems, including mouth sores, difficulty chewing, self-esteem issues, speech problems, jaw misalignment, stress, pain, and a reduced appetite.