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Dentures

Dentures Port Macquarie

Dentures or ‘false teeth' can replace teeth that you may have lost due to decay, damage, medical conditions or injury. Here at TL dental, we provide a range of denture treatments to suit your lifestyle and budget.

When you are missing all your teeth the muscles in your face change which ages your appearance, you will also have trouble doing everyday things like eating and speaking. Dentures offer a natural looking smile while helping to maintain your appearance and your health.

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Full Dentures

Full dentures are an option if you are missing all of your teeth in your top or your bottom jaw. They are made out of acrylic (plastic) material and the shape and colour of the teeth can be customised to suit your appearance.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures could be an option for you if you are missing one or more teeth. These can either be made from acrylic (plastic) or chrome. If partial dentures are an option for you, your dentist will help decide which material will work best for you.

Immediate Dentures

You may have heard of the term immediate dentures before, if you are having all your teeth removed an immediate denture can be provided at the same time. For the next few months after you have your teeth removed your gums and bone will remodel to adjust to the new situation, therefore your immediate denture will need to be replaced with a permanent denture within a few months.

What are the disadvantages of dentures?

Unfortunately, once you lose your teeth, there is nothing to support the bone in your jaw, so it begins to resorb. Dentures can’t prevent this from happening, the only way to preserve your bone is with Dental Implants.

You also will lose your ability to chew food as you did with your natural teeth, a well fitting denture and denture glue will help keep your denture in place, but with a denture, you will only have a small percentage of the chewing ability compared to natural teeth or implants.

What are the alternatives to Dentures?

Dentures, while maintaining your appearance and assisting you to eat and talk still have their disadvantages as explained above. The alternative to dentures is dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace one or all teeth and provide a much more stable, natural feeling, long-term solution.

If I already have Dentures can I have Dental Implants?

Of course! The good news is that there are a number of options we can provide for you if you want to replace your dentures with dental implants. You can read about these options here

What is the ongoing maintenance of a Denture?

At the surgery

Your jaw bone will continue to resorb the longer you wear your dentures, so your dentures will need to be ‘relined’ on the inside with acrylic material every couple of years to keep them fitting well and replaced about every 7-10 years.

At home

During the first couple of weeks you will have to wear your denture most of the time. Once this period of time has passed your denture needs to be removed every night to allow the gum time to rest and encourage normal stimulation and cleansing by the tongue and saliva.
Your denture can be cleaned with special denture cleaning material and a soft brush. If you have an acrylic denture, then it must be soaked overnight in a denture care solution.

Some of the costs of your denture will be covered by your health insurance and don’t forget to talk to us about our flexible payment solutions.

Get an appointment by calling our office on (02) 6583 4055 or by clicking the form below and we will call you back with appointment times to suit your schedule.

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