Dentures in Parramatta
Dentures are a tooth replacement solution that involves using removable artificial teeth to fill any gaps. The materials used to create dentures has moved forward dramatically. Now dentures look more like natural teeth than ever. So, you can have a complete smile again that looks better than ever before.
Full (Complete) Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace all the teeth along the bottom and/or top jaw. Full dentures are created to fit you. The one size fits all denture is now a thing of the past. Dentures will look and act like your natural teeth.
The first step of getting a denture is discussing with the dentist what smile you want to achieve. How you want the finished result to look, your budget and more. Then the dentist will create a plan that is best for you.
Dental techniques and technology are always moving forward. Today, dentures can be made without metal clasps. This means that the dentures will look more natural. In some cases, support may be needed if you have broken previous dentures or anything like that.
Benefits of Full Dentures
A denture can give you a healthy and beautiful smile again. Tooth loss is not something you have to live with. It is not just cosmetically that a denture will help. Dentures will improve chewing and speech. The foods you couldn’t enjoy because of missing teeth are now not at a problem. A denture will also support the muscles in your face. When you have many teeth missing, the gaps will result in your appearance changing over time. Your face and smile will look different if not supported. A denture will solve this issue.
Having missing teeth can knock your confidence. With dentures, you will be able to laugh, talk, smile and more without having to worry. Investing in dentures is an investment into your well-being. You will be comfortable and confident in any social situation. Our dentures are natural-looking, secure and comfortable. Not only that but dentures will give you a brighter and straighter smile than you had before. Making your smile the best it has ever been.
If you’ve been living with loose dentures that slip and move when you eat or talk, dental implants from Painfree Dentistry in Parramatta can help to stabilise and retain your denture, giving you added support compared to regular dentures.
If you no longer have any teeth in your jaw, but you have enough bone remaining, an implant-supported denture can give you the best of both worlds: keeping your dentures held solidly in place while you’re chewing or talking while also letting you easily remove them for cleaning.
Advantages of Implant Dentures
Dentures attached to dental implants are highly stable, making it easier to talk and eat a wider variety of foods to improve overall nutrition. Dental implants help preserve the jawbone as they act in a way very similar to natural tooth roots. Although implant retained dentures are most commonly used to replace lower dentures, they can secure upper dentures. In this case, the upper denture can be constructed slightly differently, exposing the upper palate, so it is less bulky and easier to taste foods.
Disadvantages of Implant Dentures
Not everyone is suitable for dental implants, but this can be discussed during your initial evaluation with Painfree Dentistry Paramatta. The procedure for implant retained dentures does take several months to complete.
Especially useful for the lower jaw, where ordinary dentures are often less stable, implants for supporting dentures can be placed in just two rounds of surgery. In the first, we place your new implants in the jawbone under your gums. With the second procedure, three to six months later, we expose the tops of your implants, making them ready to support your dentures.
Depending on your situation, implant-supported dentures may be ideal for giving you a stable, attractive, and complete smile.
If you have lost teeth, then you should be thinking about replacing them. One of the most popular and most affordable ways to fill in any gaps is with dentures. At Painfree Dentistry, we offer a variety of tooth replacements that include partial dentures.
What Is a Partial Denture?
A denture is a tooth replacement appliance that you wear in your mouth. It is a removable device that will fill in the gaps in your teeth while supporting your lips and cheeks. The support is needed because if missing teeth are not replaced, it can change the way your face looks. Dentures prevent this from happening.
A partial denture is recommended for patients who have lost teeth and have some of their own natural teeth left. The denture will have a base that is the colour of the gums, and then artificial teeth will be attached to it. The denture will stay in place because clasps will hold the denture to the existing teeth. Gaps will be filled, and the natural teeth will be kept in their correct position.
What Partial Dentures Are Available?
Chrome – Chrome and metal dentures are solid and durable. These have been reported to be stronger and more comfortable to wear than the acrylic ones. That is a personal choice, and it can be discussed with the dentist. Clasps are used to hold the denture in place. If you are allergic to metals, options are available, and the dental team will discuss this with you.
Acrylic – To create acrylic dentures, artificial teeth will be attached to an acrylic base. Clasps will hold the denture in the correct place.
Flexible – Flexible dentures are very comfortable to wear. One of the reasons for this is because there is no need for a metal clasp. Instead, the dentures will grip the gums. Dentists will recommend this type of denture if you have one or a couple of teeth missing.
Clear Clasp – This is an option for patients who do not want metal to be seen on the front teeth. A white or clear clasp can be used, so the denture looks more natural.
Why Would You Need Denture Repairs?
Over time dentures can chip, fracture, and the artificial teeth can be lost. This is easily fixed, and your dentures can be successfully and efficiently fixed. The dentures will still fit comfortably and will look as good as they did before. You do not have to worry about denture repairs; you can wear your dentures confidently and know that any issues are easily fixed.
How Long Does It Take to Fix Dentures?
We understand that having a broken denture can cause issues. If it is chipped or has a tooth missing, it will mean your smile won’t look as good as it should or that your smile is not complete. We want our patients to have smiles they are proud of, so we offer same day service on most denture repairs. This way, the damage is fixed successfully and efficiently, and you can have a beautiful smile in one visit. For basic repairs, you could have your dentures back and be able to wear them again in a few hours.
In some cases, the repair could take two days to complete. This can happen when a permanent bond needs to be created. If this is the case, your dentist will discuss this with you. The longer time is usually in severe breakages, but if it takes one day or two, you can be sure of high-quality dentures and repairs.
The materials we use are biocompatible and are completely safe for use. We ensure that the best materials are used so our patients can have the best results.
Why Choose Painfree Dentistry for Denture Repairs?
- Our team are professional, highly skilled and friendly
- We can offer a one-day repair
- Our dentures and repairs are built to last
- Our repairs are high-quality
We also have solutions for lost dentures. You can have your details like name and number put on to the dentures. This way, if they get lost, they can be returned easily.
Over time your mouth and gums can change and shrink. There are many reasons why gums shrink, and these include ageing, tooth loss, bone loss and illness. These changes can mean that a denture you had fitted may not fit as well as it did before. This is an issue that can be easily fixed. At Painfree Dentistry, we offer denture relines.
What Is a Denture Reline?
Denture relines are used when a denture no longer fits as well as it should. This can happen when the gum and bone shrinks. The shrinkage occurs with age and over time. It causes a shape change in the ridges that support the denture.
Denture Reline Procedure
There are two types of denture relines. One is a hard reline, and the other is soft. A hard reline involves putting a soft putty inside the denture. Then the denture will be placed inside the mouth, and the gums will mould the putty into shape. The putty is then removed, and a replica of the new gum shape will be created. Then the replica is fitted to the denture permanently.
The soft reline is the same, but a different putty is used. The soft putty is more flexible and is like rubber material. This type of reline is used for patients who experience soreness from wearing a denture. A hard reline can be too harsh to a softer material is need. It is also used as a temporary replacement for when a gum needs to heal.
After healing, a hard reline can be fitted. Some cases where reline is not an option, like if the denture is too damaged or old and worn to be fixed. Your dentist will discuss this with you if that is the case.
Problems Caused by Dentures That Don’t Fit Correctly
When a denture becomes loose, it can become difficult to eat. It can also cause discomfort when talking, laughing and more. Loose dentures can also cause rubbing and irritation. Not only that, but you can become aware when doing these everyday things, which can cause you to feel self-conscious. This doesn’t need to be the case. Dentures can be fixed so they fit well and comfortably. Reline is the best solution.
Missing teeth? This is not something you have to live with. There are many tooth replacement options available. One of the most common being dentures. These are false teeth that can be removed. At Painfree Dentistry, we offer flexible dentures that make dentures more comfortable and durable than ever before.
What Are Flexible Dentures?
Flexible dentures are made of thin thermoplastic material such as nylon. This creates a sleeker design when compared to the regular thicker and rigid dentures. The use of thermoplastics means that the dentures are stronger, and you will have fewer visits to the dentist. There is less preparation for a denture as the natural teeth can be left alone. There is no metal frame which makes the procedure simpler.
What Are the Benefits of Flexible Dentures?
There are many benefits to this type of denture, and these include:
When dropped, flexible dentures are less likely to break. This is because they are not as brittle as other dentures.
Your gum can be seen through the denture as the material that is used is clear. This gives the denture a natural-looking finish.
Flexible dentures do not need metal claps to hold them in place and do not need an adhesive. The type of denture will cling to your gums.
- These dentures do not take a long time to make
- The materials used give patients a solution if they are allergic to thins such as nickel or resin
- These are more comfortable to wear, and chewing is made easier
- You can eat and talk with confidence
- Dentures reduce the force of the bite
Things to Consider
As with any other treatment, there are some disadvantages to consider – only small things, but it is good to know them so you can make the best choice for you. The main thing you should take into consideration with flexible dentures is hygiene. Flexible dentures can build up bacteria, so it is important to remove and clean the dentures every day.
How to Clean Your Dentures
As bacteria can build up, it is important to keep the dentures clean. You can clean them with a toothbrush and warm water. The use of mouthwash is also beneficial. You could also put them into a dental cleanser solution, brush them and rinse them under warm water. Make sure you have washed off the cleaning solution. You should also brush and floss any of your natural teeth. Your dentist will discuss with you anything else you should know.
Have missing teeth? Well, this is not something you have to live with. At Painfree Dentistry, we offer aesthetic dentures. These dentures look like natural teeth and transform your smile.
What Is an Aesthetic Denture?
The aesthetic dentures are a removable appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. Not only do these fill in the gaps of missing teeth but also the surrounding tissue too. These dentures are a close match to natural teeth, so they are a great tooth replacement option.
There are two different denture options – one is the complete denture, and the other is a partial denture. The dentist will recommend a complete denture if all your teeth are missing and a partial denture if you still have some of your teeth. Partial dentures are also used to stop your teeth from shifting due to the gaps created with missing teeth.
Why Choose an Aesthetic Denture?
There are many denture options, but there are some advantages to choosing an aesthetic denture.
Some of the benefits are:
- The chance to have your custom denture
- Dentures that look natural
- Dentures that closely match your teeth
- Natural-looking gum tissue on the dentures
- You can customize with gold or jewels
The Denture Process
The complete denture process can take around several weeks. You will need to attend appointments over this period. On the first appointment, impressions and measurements will be taken of your teeth. These will be used to create your custom denture. You will have to attend an appointment to try the dentures to make sure the dentures fit and that they are the correct shape and colour. At the last appointment, the denture will be adjusted and placed so you can have a natural-looking and comfortable denture.
When you first start wearing the dentures, you may notice the appearance of some extra saliva. You may also feel a little soreness, which may take a while to get used to speaking and eating. All these effects will disappear as you get used to the dentures. To ensure your dentures last, your dentist will discuss with you how best to care for them. You will be guided on cleaning your dentures properly and keeping up a good dental hygiene routine.
If you have loose-fitting dentures or would like to hear more about dentures, contact the friendly team at Painfree Dentistry. We can offer:
- A variety of dentures
- Dentures that will last
- Efficient and successful relines
- Very experienced dentists
- Dentures that will look comfortable and that will feel great
Maintaining Your Dentures
It is important to keep your dentures maintained. This will keep you comfortable and will ensure you have the best dentures for you. It is recommended that you have your denture checked every two years. This will keep the dentures in the best condition. The dentist can spot shrinkage of the gums and will advise you when a reline is necessary. The gums shrink slowly, so you may not notice how much they have shrunk until your dentures don’t fit well at all. Regular dental visits can stop the issue from getting any worse.
We look forward to helping you achieve a full smile again!