What are Dentures, and how they work

What Are Dentures
Dentures are removable dental prostheses designed to replace missing teeth and restore oral functionality. These are artificial teeth attached to a gum-coloured acrylic base and work by fitting securely over the gums and jawbone. They are custom-made to ensure a comfortable and natural fit, allowing people with missing teeth to eat, speak, and smile confidently. They provide support to the facial muscles, preventing sagging and improving overall facial structure leading to improved appearance. Dentures are able to last a very long time with simple dental care.

The Denture process

Types of dentures include removable dentures and implant dentures. Removable dentures require nightly removal during sleep. In contrast, implant dentures are attached directly to the jaw and are not removable. Implant dentures are recommended for patients who are in good health and have no remaining natural teeth.

To determine the most suitable dentures for a patient, our team will examine the teeth and overall oral health. We guide our patients through each stage, ensuring they receive the appropriate denture treatment tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Based on the assessment, we proceed with the following steps in the denture placement process:

Denture Process Noosaville

Dentures present a natural and confident appearance, complemented by a full and radiant smile.

Benefits of Dentures for missing teeth

Types of Dentures

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Dentures come in different types, including complete dentures that cover the entire upper or lower jaw or both. Partial dentures are custom-made to replace one or more missing teeth, restoring eating efficiency, natural appearance, and clear speech.

Immediate dentures are a suitable option when total extractions are required. They allow you to avoid the embarrassment of living without teeth, as they are prepared in advance and installed during the extraction session, providing a temporary natural smile. This process involves taking impressions of your remaining teeth and gums before the extractions, ensuring an accurate fit for the instant dentures.

Are Dentures expensive?

The price of dentures may differ based on various factors, including whether they are full or partial dentures, the number of teeth being replaced, and the materials used. Dentures made from acrylic are usually less expensive than those made from porcelain.

Implant-supported Dentures in Noosa

The implant-supported dentures offer firmness, stability and security while eating, speaking, and chewing. Unlike traditional dentures, they do not shift, slip, or wobble. Due to their enhanced comfort and ease, many individuals who have previously worn traditional dentures choose to upgrade to implant-supported dentures.

What are implant-supported dentures?

An implant-supported denture is a dental appliance that is secured to your jawbone by dental implants.
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How do they work?

Before proceeding with the implant placement, our dentist will evaluate the bone quality and quantity to determine eligibility. The size and number of implants are then selected based on the jawbone dimensions.

Typically, the lower jaw requires two to four implants, while the upper jaw requires four to six implants.

Once the implants are placed, the denture-making process begins after a three to six-month healing period. The denture is custom-made with precision attachments that securely click onto the implants. These attachments play a crucial role in maintaining the stability and position of the dentures, ensuring a secure fit.

How are they cared for?

It’s simple! You can remove implant-supported dentures and clean them the same way as a regular denture. You just need to make sure the implant is also kept clean by brushing it gently and rinsing it. That’s all!

If you need a solution to restore your missing teeth, schedule an appointment with us and reclaim your charming smile.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

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