Dentures Canning Vale

We often take eating, chewing, and smiling for granted until we experience an issue with our oral health, such as irreparable damage or a missing tooth. We offer dentures Canning Vale residents can trust to last for longer.

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.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a plate or frame that is inserted into the mouth to house one or more artificial teeth. Dentures are an ideal solution if you have irreparable damage or missing teeth.

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.

Benefits of well-fitted dentures include:

  • Improved speech
  • Easier and more comfortable chewing
  • A boost in confidence
  • Support for surrounding facial features and oral bone structures
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Look and function like normal teeth
  • Some types are removable for easy cleaning
  • Possible reduction in further oral health issues

Denture Repair Perth

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.

Taking Care of Your Dentures

Dentures are at risk of bacteria and plaque build up, just like natural teeth. This can lead to staining and even infection.

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

  • Limit consumption of foods such as beets, red wine, tomato sauce, coffee, and berries (rinse dentures immediately after if you do eat or drink any of these foods)
  • Maintain a regular brushing routine for your dentures, just as you would for your teeth

  • Be delicate when handling dentures and avoid dropping them
  • See your dentist for regular checkups

  • Do not use teeth whitening intended for natural teeth
  • Continue to gently brush your gums, tongue, and palate daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush

  • Do not use hot water to clean or rinse dentures
  • Avoid soaking dentures in bleach or household cleaners

  • Treat stains right away

  • Do not use regular toothpaste or abrasive cleaners to care for your dentures (choose denture-specific products or feel free to ask us for recommendations)
  • Avoid tobacco products

Denture FAQs

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.