Dentures are a removable tooth replacement option for one, some, or all missing teeth. They are generally the most cost-effective solution for the replacement of many teeth. They can replace a full arch of missing teeth for both the top and the bottom teeth (Full upper/lower dentures) or just a few missing teeth on either or both arches (Partial upper/lower)
Dentures can be made of a metal cobalt chrome material or a pink coloured acrylic. The traditional acrylic dentures are slightly thicker, but have a pink colour to blend in with the colour of the roof of your mouth so you can’t really tell you’re wearing one.
A colbalt chrome denture is thinner and therefore more comfortable to wear. They are also more durable and last longer. The chrome dentures are a silver colour and so they can be seen when looking into the roof of the mouth.
A temporary denture can be made to trial wearing regular dentures, or to temporarily replace a missing tooth until a permanent solution can be made available. For example if a front tooth is knocked out and the area needs time to heal prior to replacing the tooth with a more permanent solution, or the temporary itself can be the long term plan.
A Dental Prosthetist makes dentures. A Prosthetist has done further studying in the art of making dentures. At Diamond Dental, we are lucky enough to have our very own on-site Prosthetist!
Often a Dentist or Prosthetist will recommend a denture due to the cost. A full denture is generally the same price as replacing a single tooth with an implant! So you get 16 teeth replaced for the price of one! There are also some really cool options of placing a denture on top of implants to make them more sturdy- but it is a little technical to explain- so book a FREE consult with our Prosthetist to have a chat about your denture needs!
A new denture is like wearing a pair of new shoes! It does take time to get used to, but once you’re used to them, you don’t realise you’re wearing them. We recommend wearing your denture day and night for the first week to ensure your mouth gets used to it quickly. Sometimes they can rub on a particular spot, but it is easily adjusted by coming into the clinic and having an adjustment with our on-site Prosthetist.
BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION WITH OUR PROSTHETIST FOR YOUR DENTURE NEEDS!