Dentures Tarneit & Werribee
Dentures are custom made appliances that are used as an alternative to replacing missing or lost teeth. Dentures offer a natural-looking solution, boosting your appearance and restoring function. Missing teeth can cause the facial muscles to droop, giving an older appearance. With support from dentures, you will appear youthful while being able to relish food and speak confidently, just as if you still had your natural teeth. Also, dentures are a feasible solution to replace teeth that are causing serious pain and oral health issues, such as those with rotted roots or severe damage. Having dentures fitted means that problematic teeth are removed and restored with a strong and beautiful substitute.
Two types of dentures are available for our Tarniet, Werribee & surrounding suburbs clients — complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures, otherwise known as full dentures, are used when all the teeth are missing. You can have them fitted for your top or bottom gum line and are held in place by suction or with the help of an oral adhesive.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. They are often used instead of other tooth-replacement methods when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges, or when more than one or two teeth are missing.
Dentures can be made of acrylic and designed to best match natural teeth. The base of the denture can also be made of metal. Metal dentures are more durable and comfortable. As metal is a good conductor of heat, patients are better able to enjoy warmer foods. Metal is also thinner in bulk, so patients easily adapt to them. Dentures can be removed and reworn according to patient’s will and comfort. It is advisable to remove dentures at night time.
To make dentures, we create an impression of your teeth and gums. This impression is used to mould a stone model of the teeth in the laboratory. When dry they are placed onto a dental articulator which replicates the workings of your mouth. It is a simulation of the relationship of your upper to lower jaws and the amount of space between them.