Who Is the Right Candidate for Dentures?
Different Types of Dentures
There are numerous varieties of dentures available, and Ashburton Dental Centre has them all! Your oral health and lifestyle determine the ideal type of denture for you. The most common false teeth are the following:
Ashburton Dental Centre for Dentures?
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FAQ's About Getting Dentures in Gosnells
The cost of dentures is determined by the type of artificial teeth required and the materials used, or even the location of the dental clinic. A full upper and lower conventional denture in Australia can cost up to $4,000. The cost of an upper or lower denture (but not both) can go up to $2,200. This information is based on the National Dental Fee Survey in 2020.
An example of the average cost of dentures in Western Australia is the following:
Complete maxillary denture (upper): $1323.89
Complete mandibular denture (lower): $1300.73
At first, wearing dentures may feel awkward. If you are having your teeth extracted, you may like to have dentures fitted on the same day. This is known as an immediate denture. As your gums heal, you may require regular adjustments.
The dentist may ask you to wait a few months before wearing dentures. This helps your gums heal, which means you won’t need as many adjustments once the dentures are in place.
It usually takes a few months for most people to adjust to how they feel. Follow-up appointments may be required so that the dentist can make necessary adjustments. After you’ve gotten adjusted to your dentures, you’ll need to see your dentist at least once a year to ensure they fit correctly.
There are risks associated with any extraction.
- Risk of Infection
- Prolonged bleeding
There are issues with dentures, such as plaque and denture odour. These risks can be managed with proper oral hygiene management.
Some health or dental insurance companies will cover the expense of dentures, while others may not since the treatment is classified as cosmetic dentistry.
Dentures and other dental devices, such as partial plates, are not covered by Medicare. Overall, Medicare provides coverage for dental treatment.
Dentures and other dental care may be covered by Medicare Advantage plans issued by private insurance companies.
Dentures will last longer if they are cleaned regularly. It eliminates plaque while also reducing bad odour.
They can last up to 5-8 years with proper care. They impair, and the shape of your mouth changes over time. As a result, your dentures will need to be relined or remade at some point to be as safe, comfortable, and natural-looking as possible.
Dental plaque buildup on dentures can cause bone loss, bad breath, and stomatitis, an infection of the soft tissue lining inside the mouth.
Clean your dentures before going to bed and in the morning to remove any food debris. You may also rinse them in cold water after meals.
A few tips on how to clean your dentures properly:
- Take your denture out of your mouth.
- Brush all denture surfaces to remove food and plaque buildup. Use a denture brush and mild soap and water, or denture paste, to clean your dentures. Toothpaste should not be used because it can scrape dentures.
- Gently but firmly hold the denture. Lower dentures should not be held at the ends since the pressure may cause them to break.
- Dentures should be cleaned in a hand basin half-filled with water or with a towel covering them. This implies that if you drop them, they will not break.
- To eliminate or prevent the formation of calculus, dentures can also be soaked overnight in white vinegar diluted with water. Solid vinegar is acidic and can cause acid erosion on the surface of the teeth.
- Visit your dentist or dental prosthetist to have your dentures adjusted until they are comfortable to wear. Visit the dentist regularly for general checkups. The shape of your mouth can change over time, causing your denture to no longer fit or function properly. It is possible that your denture will need to be refitted or relined.
When cleaning, avoid the following:
- Abrasive cleaning products. Avoid using stiff-bristled brushes, harsh cleaners, or harsh toothpaste since they are excessively abrasive and can harm your dentures.
- Toothpaste that whitens teeth. Toothpaste advertised as whitening pastes usually contains peroxide, which does not affect the colour of denture teeth.
- Bleach-containing items. Bleaching products can weaken dentures and affect their colour. Dentures with metal attachments should not be soaked in chlorine-containing solutions because the metal will tarnish and corrode.
- Hot water. Avoid using hot or boiling water, as this can cause your dentures to warp.
After you’ve become used to your new dentures, you should go to your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups. Even patients who do not wear dentures are recommended to visit a dentist for checkups and professional cleanings.
Dentures might initially alter the way you talk. You will, however, become used to them.
Your voice may sound different as well. This is because sound travels to your ears through vibrations in your skull and jaw. Dentures make this sound louder, but only you will detect the difference.