CONFIDENCE IN SPADES WITH CUSTOM FIT DENTURES
Great dentures look natural, feel comfortable and give you the confidence to enjoy life to the fullest.
Dentures are utilised to replace lost or missing teeth, therefore restoring the appearance and functionality of your smile. There are a number of reasons that people have missing teeth or lose teeth. It may be due to damage, decay or injury and it is essential to replace the lost teeth to uphold your oral health and functionality.
It is also important to be aware of the possibility of risks of inflammation, pain or swelling during the process of extraction and getting used to wearing the denture. It is also advised to eat soft foods until you are have worn into your denture.
Traditionally the idea of false teeth is that they are only used by individuals of older age groups, although modern dentures are used by a range of people of all ages.
Dentures can come in a variety of designs, such as conventional, removable and dentures that clasp onto teeth. You might be interested to read an informative guide we put together titled The Essential Guide to Getting Dentures. The dentist will need to thoroughly examine the condition of your teeth and gums through various assessments/checks.
Radiographs can tell us whether your teeth are strong enough to retain and support the denture. Along with this, some teeth may need to be extracted and healing time depends on the number of teeth are removed.
There are alternatives to dentures, such as implants or bridges. We give clients the option of what they think would suit them best and take the time to discuss their options. Our other services include relining and repairing dentures.
Call us today to book your appointment at our dental studio located in Springwood, Brisbane and our friendly dental staff will assess your requirements and recommend a personalised plan.
Yes, dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for implants.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Dentures will eventually need to be replaced because over time, dentures get worn out due to regular use and your gums may change shape or shrink over the years.
With proper care, dentures can last several years. In general, we recommend getting new dentures every five to eight years.
Generally they should be checked by your dentist whenever you go in for your general exam and clean approximately every 6 months.
Eating with new dentures will take a little practice and may be uncomfortable for some wearers for a few weeks. To get used to the new denture:
- Start with soft foods cut into small pieces.
- Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth.
As you get used to new dentures, add other foods until you return to a normal diet. Be cautious with hot or hard foods and sharp-edged bones or shells. Avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You should also avoid chewing gum while you wear the denture. Also, don’t use toothpicks while wearing dentures.
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