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What are dentures?

Dentures are a removable prosthetic used to replace missing teeth and gums. There are two kinds of dentures - partial and complete. Partial dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth, while complete dentures are used to replace an entire set.

Dentures can be made from a range of materials and are custom designed to match your natural gums and teeth. There are several steps to molding and designing your dentures, depending on what type you require. Dentures initially take some getting used to, but with time and practice, they’ll provide you with a natural looking smile and allow you to eat and speak normally. If you’re thinking about denture teeth treatment, give the team at Studio Smiles a call. Our highly qualified team will invest their time into you, making sure you get the best possible outcome. Get treated with comfort and care. Book an appointment today.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable prosthetics used to replace missing teeth and gums. Dentures can either be partial, only replacing certain teeth or complete, replacing an entire set of teeth. They are a pain-free, aesthetically pleasing treatment to combat any missing teeth.

Complete dentures can be immediate or conventional. Immediate dentures are made straight after you have had teeth removed and before your gums have healed. They provide you with a natural smile immediately, however, require realignment and adjusting as your gums gradually heal.

Conventional dentures are molded several weeks after your teeth have been removed, when the gums have completely healed. While you might need to live with missing teeth in the interim, conventional dentures will generally fit better in the mouth.

When it comes to dentures, we’ve invested heavily in 3D technology, allowing us to have complete accuracy with your treatment so you don’t need to worry about ill-fitting prosthesis.

When do I need dentures?

Dentures may be necessary if you have lost a significant number or all your teeth. When we lose our teeth, we have a higher risk of gum disease, tooth decay, injury, developing a saggy face and a whole lot more. Book an appointment with Studio Smiles today.

How do dentures work?

Partial dentures usually consist of natural looking, false teeth that are attached to a gum-coloured base. This then fits over the existing teeth. Partial dentures can sometimes be connected with a metal framework to hold them in place.

Full dentures are an entire set of false teeth in a gum-coloured base that fit over your gum line. They can be held in place with suction or with an oral adhesive if required. Book an appointment today, and smile with confidence.

How often do I need to wear my dentures?

In the days after receiving your denture teeth, you may be asked to wear them 24/7 (even while you sleep). This helps us identify whether there are any specific spots in the dentures that need adjustment. After this initial period, you’ll be able to remove your denture teeth at night before going to sleep. This process will allow your gums to rest and will encourage regular stimulation and cleaning by your tongue and saliva.

How are dentures made?

The steps to designing and creating your unique dentures generally depend on the type of dentures you require. Immediate dentures can be molded for you on the same day your teeth are removed whereas conventional dentures can take up to 2-3 weeks, requiring a few appointments in between.

Creating your unique denture teeth brings us joy when we know it’s life-changing for you. We measure and make an impression of your jaw, create a replica model for you to trial to make sure it’s accurate and comfortable, and cast the final result. Denture teeth are typically made from a resin material or porcelain (ceramic). Denture teeth are designed to look similar to your natural teeth. This means that if you decide to keep it on the hush, no one will notice! Transform your smile. Book an appointment today.

How can I look after my dentures?

Maintaining oral hygiene is vital to the longevity of your denture teeth.

Here are a few ways you can do this:

  • Brush your denture teeth daily
  • Remove after eating to get rid of any built-up food particles
  • Soak once a week in a denture cleaning solution to help remove stubborn stains
  • Book regular check-ups with Studio Smiles
Will dentures affect the way I speak?

At first, dentures can certainly affect the way you speak. You may find that you have some difficulty enunciating certain words, however with time and practice, you’ll adjust to speaking naturally with your dentures and soon become completely comfortable.

How long will my dentures last?

Dentures last 7-10 years on average before requiring replacement. Over time, dentures will need to be relined, rebased or replaced due to wear or natural changes to the face, jaw and gums. The longevity of your dentures will depend on the denture treatment you require and the materials used. It’s important to take care of your dentures by brushing them daily. Dropping them can lead to further damage so it’s best to avoid this. Transform your smile. Book an appointment today.

Are dentures my only treatment option?

Not necessarily. There are several alternatives to dentures, including dental implants and dental bridges. Dental implants are a popular option to replace missing teeth as they’re permanent. However, it’s important to have healthy gums and a healthy jaw bone, to proceed with this treatment. Learn more about dental implants here.

Will my treatment hurt?

Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.

How much will this cost me?

Costs will vary depending on the individual and the treatment necessary. We believe in a transparent approach, so we make it a rule to provide all relevant treatment options and costs, including the advantages and disadvantages where relevant. This is an important part of our informed consent process. Patients may choose to opt for one of our interest-free payment plans to have their smile transformed now, while having the flexibility to pay later on their own terms. Payment plans can help alleviate the financial barriers to a healthy mouth. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the next steps throughout your entire journey. Book an appointment today.

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