Dentures and Partials
Dentures are one of several available options available for replacing missing teeth. Afull denture replaces all the lost natural teeth. A partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth and anchors with secure clasps around your existing teeth.
Eating a wide variety of foods is possible with dentures, and they may make you feel more confident when you smile. This allows patients to lead fuller lives by encouraging confident social and professional interactions.
At the studio, Winston Hills dentist Dr Martina Lavery works with highly skilled local technicians in the fabrication of your new denture. Using the latest technology, we can construct comfortable, durable, and very aesthetic dentures without metal clasps.
Many patients worry that their dentures will look fake or overly white. If this is the image you have in your mind, you are probably thinking of your parents’ or grandparents’ false teeth.
You will be happy to know that the appearance of dentures has advanced dramatically in recent years, and dentures now look more natural than ever. A quality denture will not stand out or look false but instead will complement your smile as well as your facial shape and structure.
Dr Lavery designs partial dentures to blend in with the colour and shape of your natural teeth for seamless results.
For patients facing full extractions, going without teeth as final dentures are created is a big concern. Immediate dentures, or 'healing dentures' as they are sometimes called, give patients an alternative by providing dentures immediately upon completing their extractions. That way, you never have to be seen without teeth. Immediate dentures will also make it easier to increase your dietary options as you heal.
Because you will wear these dentures as your gum tissue heals, regular adjustments will be necessary to keep them fitting properly. Once the healing process completes after six months to a year, final dentures will be necessary.
Implant-supported or implant-retained dentures are a popular alternative to conventional dentures. I
mplant-retained dentures are more stable than conventional dentures, so you can eat a wider variety of foods. Your confidence can also increase as they are very secure and will not move at inconvenient times, such as while you are having lunch with friends or during a romantic date with someone special.
What’s Involved in Getting a New Denture?
Dr Lavery will outline all the steps involved and the associated costs of getting a new denture at your consultation appointment. Most dentures require a few steps to complete:
- Thorough evaluation
- Impressions and moulds of the teeth
- Bite analysis
- Aesthetic considerations
- Laboratory denture creation
- Denture delivery and adjustment
- Follow-up visits to ensure fit
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio provides a number of options based on your goals for your smile. From dental implants to dentures and all services in between, replacing missing teeth at our Hills District dental clinic will give you the results that work best for you.