Dentures

A denture is a removable prosthetic appliance that replaces missing teeth and the surrounding hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Two types of conventional dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. It is important to remember that dentures don’t last forever. Once your teeth have been lost, the bone that supports your dentures is constantly resorbing, or shrinking. As a result, the contour of the mouth that the denture is designed to fit against changes dramatically over a number of years, which is why you need to have a new denture made every three to seven years. It’s also why it is important to maintain your current dentures.

 

Complete Dentures

A complete denture is a removable appliance replacing all of the natural teeth from the upper and lower gums.  They are generally made from acrylic resin. Every denture made at our clinic is customised to the patient’s mouth.  We offer a wide variety of teeth to suit individual needs.

 

Partial Dentures

Partial Chrome Dentures

Partial Acrylic Dentures

 

Partial Flexible Dentures

A flexible partial denture made from a strong, durable nylon that snaps securely and comfortably into place around existing natural teeth and gums is an excellent solution aesthetically as it eliminates the need for any visible metal clasps, giving a more natural look.

Immediate Dentures

Unlike conventional dentures, immediate or transitional dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal.

 

Therefore, a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Implant Retained Overdentures

Denture Relines

Dentures don’t last forever. Once your teeth have been lost, the bone that supports your dentures is constantly resorbing, or shrinking. As a result, the contour of the mouth that the denture is designed to fit against changes dramatically over a number of years, which is why you should consider relining your dentures regularly.

 

Denture Repairs

If your denture breaks, we know you’ll want it fixed as quickly as possible, so you’re not without it for too long. Whether your denture base is cracked or you have a tooth broken off your denture, in most cases emergency denture repairs can be completed on the same day.

NEVER try to repair your denture yourself, especially with super glue! Super glue is toxic and in most cases only causes more damage to your already broken denture

 

Cleaning and Polishing of Dentures

Professional Denture Cleaning with the Sympro Denture Cleaner Dentures change with age. The cleaning you do at home every day is correct and important, but it cannot prevent deposits forming and spreading caused by:

  • Bacterial plaque
  • Stubborn tartar
  • Stains caused by foodstuffs, e.g. tea, coffee, red wine, medicines
  • Strong nicotine build up

These deposits change over time. They harden within a day and trap the contamination.  The denture loses its luster and becomes marked and unattractive. That’s why it’s important to have your removable denture cleaned regularly and professionally.

 

Regular and professional denture cleaning effectively removes stubborn and dangerous deposits and reduces risks, in just 20 minutes the denture undergoes an intense cleaning process. Professional Denture cleaning should be carried out at least once or twice a year.

 

Prevents:

  • Bacteria plaque
  • Stubborn tartar
  • stains caused by foodstuffs for example tea, coffee, red wine and medicines
  • Strong nicotine build up
  • Results
  • A smooth surface
  • Free from deposits
  • Free from bacteria and germs
  • Free from odours
  • Retain function
  • Longer lasting

Denture Identification

Having a denture fitted and adjusted so it’s finally perfect can take time. Once you’re happy with it you won’t want to live without it.

 

Unfortunately, dentures can and do become misplaced or even lost. This can happen during a hospital visit or if you’re living in a residential aged care facility. There is nothing worse than the anyou experience when you realise that you’ve lost your denture. Not to mention the embarrassment and inconvenience it may cause.

 

Fortunately, there is an answer. Taree Denture Clinic can discretely place your name into your denture where it will not interfere with how it feels or looks. It can be your name, your initials or any combination. It’s a simple yet essential insurance that will hopefully never leave you without your teeth.