Dentures in Melbourne
Rejuvenate your smile with professional dentures in Melbourne
The Denture Care Centre in Melbourne has become renowned for enhancing the oral health and appearance of patients with missing teeth. Dentures allow patients to enjoy a fully functioning set of teeth that look and feel almost real.
Our team of professional prosthetists replace lost teeth with either full or partial dentures, depending on the patient. By filling in the gaps, patients experience considerable health benefits and an enhanced ability to chew and speak.
Dentures also dramatically enhance patients’ appearance, preventing facial sagging by supporting the cheeks and the lips. They vastly improve your smile and give your face shape and definition, whilst making you look younger.
Advancements in technology and materials have greatly improved the look and comfort of dentures. These days, patients no longer complain about the discomfort of dentures, but love the form fitting dentures that act like real teeth.
Full dentures are the ideal solution for patients who have lost the majority of their natural teeth. The full denture replaces all of the teeth on the upper and/or lower arch of the mouth. There are two types of full dentures for patients to choose from, which are the ‘conventional’ and the ‘immediate’.
A conventional denture is fitted approximately eight to 12 weeks after the removal of teeth, to allow healing time for the gum tissue. During the healing period, patients are without teeth. Conversely, the immediate full denture ensures patients aren’t left without teeth during the healing process. As the name suggest, it is fitted immediately after the removal of teeth. However, during the healing time your denture can become loose as the bone supporting the teeth reshapes. In these circumstances, a realignment of the denture is necessary shortly after being fitted.
Partial dentures are the perfect option for patients who are missing several teeth in the arch. The partial dentures replace only the missing teeth and are removable. There are two types of partial dentures available, metal partial dentures and acrylic partial dentures. Metal partial dentures are manufactured from Cobalt Chrome or Titanium, whereas acrylic partial dentures and made from hard acrylic or a flexible acrylic material. The flexible partial dentures are more suited to those missing a small amount of teeth. They are also preferred from an aesthetic perspective, when retainers and clasps are visible.
After tooth loss your ridge supporting the gum tissue begins to shrink and continues to do so over time.This results in the dentures becoming loose. In order to restore them to the perfect fit,the fitting surface of the denture needs to be relined.To do this, The dental prosthetist apply a new lining which helps the denture contour to your gum line. It is advised to visit your prosthetist every two years to ensure your dentures fit properly and do not rub.
We understand people rely on their dentures to live comfortably and confidently, which is why we offer same day denture repairs. If your dentures have broken and require repairs, you can rely on our prosthetists to fix them in a fast and efficient manner.
If you would like to find out more about our denture services in Melbourne, phone our clinic today on 1300 508 553.