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Dentures

Dentures Treatment at Peninsula Dental Franston Vic

Dentures

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth.

They can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual case a patient may require full or partial dentures.

Partial Dentures

The denture is removable.

Partial dentures attach to some of your remaining teeth and replace one or several teeth that have been removed.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth.

There are two types of full dentures.

Conventional Full Dentures

This is when all the teeth are removed and the gum tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are measured and placed.

It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely and during this time you will be without teeth.

Immediate Full Dentures

Prior to having your teeth removed, the dentist takes impressions, measurements and shade to make a denture fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth.

The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change its shape and your gums will start to shrink as your mouth heals. They will need to be relined after the jaw bone has healed.

Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh coloured base is placed over your gums. Some people say that they feel bulky or that they don’t have enough room for their tongue. At other times they might feel loose.

These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures in and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth.

Even though they are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove all plaque and food. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a cleaning solution.

Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them and try not to drop them! Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself.

You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from the dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

Have some questions or want to book a consultation?

Phone: 03 8790 0320
Email: admin@peninsuladental.com.au
Address: 190 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199