Who Is the Right Candidate for Dentures?

Dentures are an option for men and women who have lost a significant number of teeth. False teeth are determined not by age but rather by the condition of the patient’s teeth.
We also recommend getting dentures for our patients if they are experiencing the following:

Patients who are missing all their teeth

Some individuals lose all of their teeth as a result of aging, disease, or trauma. These patients are good candidates for complete dentures because they may be fitted for dentures that fit both their top and bottom gums. We take impressions of customers' mouths at Ashburton Dental Centre to ensure that their full dentures fit perfectly.

Patients who are missing more than one tooth but not all

Dentures aren't always complete sets of teeth. For patients who are missing several teeth but not an entire row, partial dentures are another option. They are designed to fill in the gaps between existing teeth, making the smile natural and beautiful. They are made using moulds of the patients' mouths and customized to fit their specific needs.

Patients who have chipped, damaged, or unhealthy teeth

Complete and partial dentures are also good solutions for patients who have teeth that have been severely damaged due to trauma, gum disease, or other dental concerns. In some cases, removing damaged teeth and fitting a patient with dentures produces a better outcome than other alternatives that include maintaining damaged teeth.

Patients who have a healthy jawbone structure and gums.

It is also essential for a patient to have sufficient jawbone structure and healthy gum tissue. False teeth require natural tissue support to stay in place for an extended period of time.

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:

Complete dentures

Often known as full dentures, they are removable replacements for a patient's full set of teeth. They are personalized and resemble the natural shape and appearance of teeth.

Partial Fixed Dentures

Partial fixed dentures are used for people who are missing a few a teeth and prefer a non-removable solution (permanent dentures). Existing teeth support them. The neighbouring teeth that act as the primary support for the denture are referred to as abutments.

Partial Removable Dentures

This type of denture replaces only some missing teeth. It consists of replacement teeth that are affixed to a gum-coloured plastic base.

Implant retained dentures

They are designed for those who require additional retention due to bone loss. When implant dentures are placed in the mouth, they act as an anchor for the teeth. They must, however, be removed for cleaning.

Immediate (same day) dentures

This type of false teeth are designed for people who need their teeth removed and dentures fitted on the same day.

Why Choose
Ashburton Dental Centre for Dentures?

At Ashburton Dental Centre, our team is committed to serving our patients with quality dental care. One of our dentists will work closely with you on different options to help you have a new smile. We have experience making dentures to help patients gain confidence, improve their quality of life and maintain healthy oral health.

Our clinic is equipped with advanced technology. Moreover, dental professionals are assured to have the latest information regarding the necessary information to be efficient and ensure the safety of patients.

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

Dental implants and tooth-supported fixed bridges are two alternatives to dentures. Dental implants are becoming a common option for tooth restoration because they closely mirror the feel of natural teeth. Although they are more expensive than dentures, they need healthy and strong gum and jawbone for implantation; not everyone can be a suitable candidate for this treatment plan.
It is natural to feel minor discomfort or irritation at first, but this will subside as your mouth adjusts to new dentures. You may have pain and discomfort where your teeth were pulled, although the severity of the pain varies. Because dentures are custom-made to your exact specifications, you can have them altered during the healing process to ensure a comfortable fit.

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.

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • 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.

Removing your dentures at night allows your gums, bones, and other denture-bearing tissues to relax. If you decide to wear your dentures at night, you must clean them thoroughly during the day. This avoids any irritation, odour, or infection that may result from improper oral hygiene care.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

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