Who Is the Right Candidate for Dentures?

Dentures are an excellent option for people who have lost their natural teeth. False teeth are determined by the state of the patient’s teeth, not by their age.

Also, dentures are recommended if patients experience any of these issues:

Patients Who Have Lost All Of Their Teeth

Aging, disease, and trauma can cause some people to lose all their teeth. If this is the case, complete dentures may be a good option since they will fit both their top and bottom gums with these dentures. At Ashburton Dental Center, we take impressions of our customers' mouths to ensure their dentures fit perfectly.

Patients Who Have Multiple Missing Teeth But Not All

partial dentures can be another option for patients who are missing several teeth but not an entire row. They're designed to fill in the gaps between existing teeth and make the smile natural and beautiful with their customised moulds made for patients’ specific needs!

Patients With A Chipped, Damaged, Or Unhealthy Teeth

Dental patients who have teeth that are damaged due to trauma, gum disease,or other reasons may find dentures more beneficial than maintaining the original teeth. Sometimes, removing and replacing damaged teeth with dentures is better than other options that keep the damaged teeth.

Patients With A Strong Jawbone Structure And Healthy Gums

False teeth patients need healthy gums and strong jawbones since dentures need gum support to stay in place.

Different Types of Dentures

Ashburton Dental Centre offers a wide array of dentures Depending on your oral health and lifestyle, we can assist you in choosing the ideal dentures for you. Here are some of the most common false teeth:

Complete dentures

Complete dentures are a customised and permanent replacement for your teeth. They replace all your natural teeth with one single removable unit, and it will look exactly like natural teeth.

Partial Fixed Dentures

Fixed partial dentures are ideal when a few teeth need to be replaced, and a non-removable option is preferred (permanent dentures). Neighbouring teeth serve as abutments, making them the primary support for a denture.

Partial Removable Dentures

Partial removable dentures are an excellent option for those who have lost some teeth and want the natural look of their mouth back. These dentures consist of replacement teeth-like structures affixed to gum-coloured plastic bases, giving you your old smile with only minimal adjustments!

Implant retained dentures

Implant retained dentures are designed for people with bone loss who need additional retention. When implant dentures are implanted in the mouth, they work as tooth anchors. But, they must be removed for cleaning.

Immediate (same day) dentures

False teeth of this type are designed for people who have their teeth removed and dentures placed on the same day.

Why Choose
Ashburton Dental Centre for Dentures?

Quality dental care is our top priority at Ashburton Dental Centre. You will work closely with one of our dentists on different options so that your smile can be new again! We specialise in making sure people have confidence, improving their overall well-being, and maintaining healthy teeth or gums through denture services.

At our clinic, we’re committed to providing you with the latest technology and information so that your visit is as comfortable as possible for patients of all ages.

FAQ's About Getting Dentures In Martin

A denture’s cost will depend on the type of artificial teeth required, the materials used, and the location of the dental clinic. In Western Australia, an entire upper and the lower traditional denture can cost up to $4,000. Upper or lower dentures (but not both) can cost as much as $2,200. This information comes from the 2020 National Dental Fee Survey.

Western Australia’s average cost of dentures is as follows:

Complete maxillary denture (upper): $1320

Complete mandibular denture (lower): $1300

There are two alternatives to dentures: dental implants and tooth-supported fixed bridges. Dental implants have become the go-to option for tooth restoration because they closely mimic natural teeth. Dental implants are more expensive than dentures and they also need healthy gums and jawbone for implantation, so not everyone is suitable for this treatment plan.

While it is natural to feel minor discomfort or irritation at first, this will subside as your mouth adjusts. You may experience pain and awkwardness where your teeth were extracted; however, the severity of these sensations varies. Dentures can be changed during the healing process to make them fit better because they are made to fit your needs.

Dentures might be uncomfortable to wear at first. You may choose to get your dentures fitted on the same day that your teeth are removed. These are known as “immediate dentures.” As your gums heal, your dentures may need to be adjusted.

Your dentist may ask you to wait a few months before getting dentures. Once the dentures are in place, you won’t need as many adjustments since your gums will heal.

Most people need a few months to adjust to how they feel. A dentist may need to schedule follow-up appointments to make any necessary adjustments. You should see your dentist at least once a year after the adjustment period to ensure your dentures fit well and don’t fall out.

Any extraction will need to be replaced with dentures or a more fitting dental replacement option. However, extraction comes with risks. These includes:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Risk of Infection
  • Prolonged bleeding

Dental plaque and odour are common problems with dentures. Proper oral hygiene can minimise and manage these risks.

Dental insurance may cover the cost of dentures, but some health or dental plans won’t because this is a cosmetic procedure.cosmetic procedure.

In general, Medicare does not cover dentures or other dental devices such as partial plates. However, dental procedures are generally covered under Medicare.

Many private insurance companies offer Medicare Advantage plans that cover denture and other dental care services.

With regular cleaning and care, your denture stays clean for a much longer time. By doing this, you will get rid of plaque and bad odours.

Properly maintained artificial teeth can last 5-8 years. However, as time goes on, your dentures will need regular maintenance for them to be safe and comfortable while also looking natural again.

Plaque accumulation on dentures can cause bone loss, bad breath, and stomatitis. It is an infection of the soft tissue lining of the mouth.

Before you go to bed and in the morning, clean your dentures to remove any food residue. It is also good to rinse them with cold water after eating.

Here are a few tips on how to properly clean your dentures:

  • Take your denture out of your mouth.
  • Get rid of food and plaque buildup by brushing all denture surfaces. Clean your dentures with a brush, mild soap, water, and denture paste. It is not advisable to use toothpaste on dentures as it could scratch them.
  • Hold the denture gently but firmly. It is not recommended to hold lower dentures at the ends because the pressure may cause them to break.
  • It is ideal for cleaning dentures in a hand basin half-filled with water or with a towel covering them. This will ensure that they will not break if accidentally dropped.
  • You can also soak dentures overnight in diluted white vinegar to prevent or get rid of calculus formation. The acidity of vinegar can cause acid erosion of the teeth’s surface.
  • Your dentist or dental prosthetist can adjust your dentures to make them feel more comfortable to wear. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly. Over time, the shape of your mouth can change, making your dentures less comfortable or more frustrating to use. Refitting or relining your denture may be necessary.

Avoid the following when cleaning:

Abrasive cleaning products. Stiff-bristled brushes, harsh cleaners, and harsh toothpaste can damage dentures because they are too rough.

Whitening toothpaste. Toothpaste marketed as whitening pastes usually contains peroxide.

Bleach-containing items. Products that contain bleach can weaken and discolour dentures. If you soak dentures with metal attachments in chlorine-containing solutions, they will corrode and tarnish.

Hot water. Do not use hot or boiling water to wash your dentures, as this can warp them.

You should see your dentist at least twice a year following the initial adjustment for regular checkups. Dental checkups and professional cleanings are recommended even for those who do not wear dentures.

At first, dentures might change the way you speak. Over time, you’ll get used to them.

Your voice may also sound different. The reason for this is that sound travels to your ears through vibrations in your skull and jaw. This sounds louder because of dentures, but only you can hear the difference.

Dentures should be removed at night so that your gums, bones, and other denture-bearing tissues can rest. If you opt to wear your dentures at night, you must thoroughly clean them during the day. This prevents any irritation, odour, or infection that may occur due to poor oral hygiene.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

We're located in the Ashburton Village Shopping Centre next to the Ashburton Primary School. If you have questions about getting the dental care you need, call or book online today!

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