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  • Address

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Dentures & Repairs

A smile with healthy teeth is the vision of all individuals. Dentures are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. Apart from offering an aesthetic and cost-effective solution, dentures are a straightforward solution to teeth replacement. They can be removed at any time according to your comfort as well as improving chewing ability and helping with speech. Dentures also provide support to the facial muscles, as with the missing teeth the strength and structure of the face suffers.

There are three kinds of dentures:

  • Full dentures: If all your teeth are missing, then full dentures are needed. These can be worn on the upper or the lower jaw, or both.
  • Partial dentures: If you only have a few missing teeth, then you may require partial dentures to fill up the gaps where your teeth used to be so that other teeth do not shift or change their positions. Like full dentures, these can be also worn on either arch, or both.
  • Overdentures: These are the replacements of the teeth using dental implants with a fixed denture over them. This can be done in both the cases whether you go for complete or partial dentures. Overdentures can be fixed or removable.

Generally dentures will be at their best fit from their placement. Just like other parts of your body our mouths change over time and this can lead to your dentures feeling loose or ‘not quite right.’ This is usually the result of bone resorption (shrinking of the jaw bone and gums over time due to loss of teeth). Normal wear and tear can affect your ability to chew effectively which leads to further impacts on your digestive system and therefore overall health. Poor chewing ability leads to poor digestion which can result in health complications such as flatulence, irritable bowels, acid reflux and changes to diet; so we end up choosing foods that are perhaps easier to digest but not nutrient rich. In addition, jaw strain from a poor bite can contribute to tension and stress headaches. Ill-fitting dentures can also cause food impaction. If you notice that the dentures start getting loose, this may mean the dentures need to be checked if a reline is required to restore fit.

Denture repairs can be done onsite in case you face any problem. If you have any discomfort from your new or existing dentures or have noticed a defect remember our team is here to help!

As one of the few dental clinics in Maroubra that offer complete dental services, our team is qualified and equipped to assist you with all your denture needs. Simply speak to us today to find out more.

Dentures & Repairs Faqs

It takes a little time to get used to dentures and most patients find them a little ‘awkward’ at first. After some practice, you should be able to eat normally. Using a small amount of denture adhesive helps stabilize the dentures and helps hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them and may make the learning process easier.

Dentures typically last anywhere from 5-10 years. Even though you no longer have natural teeth, your mouth and gums will continue to change shape for the rest of your life. As dentures are made of artificial materials, they will not change shape as your mouth does. It is important to have them adjusted or replaced over time. To avoid major problems, it is best to organise a check-up annually.

Denture fees will vary depending on many elements such as the complexity of your particular treatment and the materials required for your best fit. The best way to determine fees for the services you require is to book a consultation to discuss the care you need and possible treatment options.

In order for dentures to be created, patients need to schedule a dental appointment. At this time, the dentist will examine your gums and other teeth and ask you about your lifestyle to determine if dentures are the best solution for you and if so, what type. A mould will then be taken of your teeth and gums so that the dentures can be created in a dental lab. Typically, several moulds or impressions will be made so that the dentist can determine how your jaw functions and moves. Using these impressions, the lab will make a set of dentures that look natural and fit perfectly. If necessary, adjustments will be made.

Everyone that is missing teeth to varying degrees could elect to have dentures. Full dentures are for those people who are edentulous (i.e. have no natural teeth remaining), or partial dentures for those who have some natural teeth remaining. A partial denture is important to prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting, which could occur if the spaces are not filled in. Dentures improve chewing and speech, as well as provide facial support which will dramatically improve your appearance and smile.

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