Dentures

dentures

Tooth loss can cause many health-related and lifestyle issues, such as misaligned teeth and a limited diet lacking in fresh vegetables and proteins. While many people opt for dental implants to replace missing teeth, some want a non-surgical option when they have significant tooth loss. That is when our dentists at TCare Dental Centre in Campsie may offer dentures as an alternative.

 

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth secured on a base to replace multiple or all missing teeth to complete your smile. Dentures come in a variety of materials, depending on your needs. Your dentist will discuss the benefits and limitations of acrylic, flexible and metal-based dentures.

 

Types of Dentures Available

Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and restore oral function and aesthetics. There are several types of dentures available to meet the specific needs of patients. Here are the most common types:

Partial Dentures

partial dentures

Partial dentures replace some of your missing teeth. We match them to your existing teeth, so they blend in with your smile.

 

Types of partial bases:

 

      Metal alloy

      Acrylic

      Flexible

 

We will discuss your goals for your comfort and lifestyle, so you can decide which framework will work best for your denture.

 

Complete Dentures 

 

Complete denture

 

Complete dentures replace all of your teeth on the upper arch, lower arch or both arches.

 

Immediate Dentures 

Immediate dentures are for patients who have extractions but do not want to go without teeth during the healing process. These dentures are considered temporary, or interim, as you heal, and we plan for your final denture.

 

Implant Supported Dentures

implant-supported denture

If you are concerned with dentures that move or shift, we can use several (usually 2-6) dental implants per arch to secure the denture in place.

What Is the Treatment Procedure for Dentures?

While procedures can vary from person to person, denture procedures follow these basic steps:

  • Dental exam and imaging – This is a comprehensive exam with your dentist to evaluate overall health and the health of remaining teeth
  • Consultation – Your dentist will discuss your options and the benefits and limitations of each. You will discuss the appearance of your smile and how you would like your denture to look.
  • Impressions – Impressions will create a mould of your teeth that your dentist and the dental lab will use to create your denture. At TCare Dental Centre, we use modern digital impressions for your comfort.
  • Try-in – You will try a wax version of your denture to check fit and function.

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  • Denture delivery – Your denture will arrive from the dental lab. Your dentist will place it over your gums, make any minor adjustments and give you instructions for wearing your denture as you acclimate to it and heal if you have had dental extractions.
  • Follow-up appointments – We will arrange incremental follow-up visits to adjust your new denture so we can avoid sores and hot spots as you grow accustomed to your new appliance.
  • At-home denture care and use – Caring for your denture correctly at home is essential. How you care for your denture depends on whether you have a full or a partial denture. We will provide you with care instructions before you head home.

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What Can I Eat After Getting Dentures?

Especially if you have had extractions, but in any new denture situation, it’s best to start with soft foods.

 

      Mashed potatoes

      Yoghurt

      Smoothies

      Scrambled eggs

      Hot cereals

      Mashed vegetables 

As your mouth heals and your denture becomes more comfortable, you can graduate to more textured foods in your diet.

 

      Soup

      Cooked rice

      Pasta

      Soft bread

      Cooked greens

      Baked beans

      Skinless fish

It’s best to avoid sticky or crunchy foods. Food like steak, which involves excessive chewing, may cause sores and tender areas inside your mouth. Eventually, you will learn which foods feel comfortable for you to eat and which ones feel awkward. Your dentist will help you determine how to maintain a healthy diet. 

 

FAQs About Denture

Dentures in Campsie, NSW

If you are looking for modern, attractive dentures that look and feel great, please contact us at TCare Dental Centre on (02) 8766 6699 or (02) 8766 6698 to learn more about your options.

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