Affordable Dentures in Adelaide

Partial & Full

What is the difference between full dentures &  a partial denture

Dentures are a set of removable artificial resin teeth used to replace missing natural teeth. A Denture will help improve eating & cosmetics. There are 2 types of dentures:

1) Partial

  • for patients who are only missing some of their teeth
  • these are held in place by clasps which attach to the natural teeth

2) Full

  • for patients missing all of their upper or lower teeth
  • these are held in place by suction from seating on the gums and soft tissues

Stabilizing dentures using a few dental implants greatly improves their comfort & function. Consult us about this excellent option.

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Procedure for Dentures

The provision of the denture involves a few stages and procedures from both a dentist and a dental technician.

  1. An impression of your mouth is taken and a cast is made to replicate the region in your mouth where the denture will be fitted
  2. Records are taken to customize the size, shape & colour of the denture teeth, and to determine the most comfortable position of the teeth according to your bite. This ensures the best functional & cosmetic outcome.
  3. The teeth are set up on a temporary denture base and tried in your mouth to ensure everything is in an ideal position.
  4. Once you are completely happy with the set up of the temporary denture, the final permanent denture is completed and inserted.

Frequently Asked Questions About Full & Partial Dentures

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Signs that your dentures need to be re adjusted include:

  • Chips or cracks in the dentures.
  • Difficulty chewing after the two-week acclimatisation process.
  • A changing fit in your mouth.
  • Pressure sores on your gums.
  • Speech pattern changes.
  • Bad breath.

Dentures are far more affordable than dental implants; they are, typically, more aesthetically pleasing than having missing or decayed teeth. They also support your cheeks and lips and prevent them from sagging. They also help to keep your smile for cosmetic appearance as studies have shown people can become shy & talk less if they have bad breath or unsightly teeth.

There are two types of dentures.

  1. The first is known as ‘complete dentures ‘or ‘full dentures’ and is used in cases where all teeth need replacing. As the name suggests, the prosthetic is for the entire set of teeth.
  2. The other is ‘partial dentures’ where only some of the teeth need replacing.

Cleaning your dentures is important.

You should clean your dentures every day to mitigate plaque build-up.

Simply use a soft toothbrush with water and soap – or denture paste – over a sink to clean it.

On top of this, you should give them a deep rinse using effervescent tablets every now and then as well.

Don’t forget to brush your tongue, palate, and gums morning and night as well before you put your dentures back in.

If there is a major build-up of plaque, then you should dip your dentures into a glass full of water with a small amount of vinegar.

You should avoid using regular toothpaste on your dentures as the chemicals contained within them are not meant to be used on such prosthetics.

As a result, this can damage dentures. If your dentures are damaged or broken, then do not attempt to repair them yourself give your local dentist a call asap.

We recommended that you should visit your dentist every 6 months for teeth cleaning and evaluation. In these sessions, your dentist can also check-up on your dentures to make sure they are still in working order. If you would like to learn more about our dental checkups please visit the link provided.

Yes, you are able to sleep with your dentures in.

However, all dentists will recommend that you take them out while you sleep to give your jaw a chance to relax.

During this time you can store them in a glass of water, or use this chance to clean them using effervescent tablets.

Increased saliva production is one thing that you will notice as well as altered speech.

It will take some time to get used to having prosthetic teeth so you’ll have to be patient as initial pains and sores will arise.

Try to stay away from overly-solid and hot foods, as your tissue heals and becomes acquainted with your dentures.

A good way to tackle new dentures is to cut your food into smaller pieces making them easier to chew and consume.