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Dentures at New Gisborne, Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek

Dentures are one dental solution to help replace missing teeth. And while they are not always the more permanent solution, they are great for patients who are on a budget or as an interim solution to receiving dental implants. Our dentists at New Gisborne Dental House are experienced with dentures and can help determine if this is the right solution for you.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are affordable prosthetic devices used to replace an entire row of teeth. They may be made with acrylic resins and sometimes have a cobalt chrome metal framework under the acrylic. Some dentures are removable, while others may be secured and supported with dental implants. The following are the types of dentures we offer at New Gisborne Dental House:

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Complete dentures to replace all of the teeth

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Partial dentures are also called overdentures and are used to replace a few missing teeth while preventing shifting of surrounding teeth

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Immediate dentures are used as a temporary solution as more permanent dentures are being created; they are used to protect gums and allow them to heal right after teeth have been extracted

Benefits of Dentures

Patients choose dentures mainly for their affordability and to replace teeth for aesthetic and functional reasons. But replacing your teeth with dentures can have other benefits such as:

The Downside of Dentures

We believe it is best for patients to know both the pros and cons of dentures as a solution for missing teeth, so you can make a more informed decision about your oral health. The following are some disadvantages of dentures:

They are healthier than damaged teeth
Improved ability to speak
Improved oral health
Prevent jawbone deterioration if implants are used
Look like your natural teeth
Affordable
You lose 70% to 80% of chewing strength, so hard foods must be avoided
They can break if dropped
Some patients experience taste loss when wearing dentures
Dentures can feel bulky and uncomfortable
Food can become trapped in or around dentures
Lower dentures can be uncomfortable unless they are implant-supported

Benefits of Dentures

Patients choose dentures mainly for their affordability and to replace teeth for aesthetic and functional reasons. But replacing your teeth with dentures can have other benefits such as:

They are healthier than damaged teeth
Improved ability to speak
Improved oral health
Prevent jawbone deterioration if implants are used
Look like your natural teeth
Affordable

The Downside of Dentures

We believe it is best for patients to know both the pros and cons of dentures as a solution for missing teeth, so you can make a more informed decision about your oral health. The following are some disadvantages of dentures:

You lose 70% to 80% of chewing strength, so hard foods must be avoided
They can break if dropped
Some patients experience taste loss when wearing dentures
Dentures can feel bulky and uncomfortable
Food can become trapped in or around dentures
Lower dentures can be uncomfortable unless they are implant-supported

Implant Secured Dentures

 
Traditional dentures are held in place using natural suction to your gums, and a denture adhesive may be used for extra bonding. If you have any remaining teeth, dentures may be secured with clasps that wrap around the teeth. But if you want truly secure dentures, then implant secured dentures may be the ideal solution.

Implant secured dentures use dental implants that the dentures snap onto. Dental implants are tiny posts made of biocompatible titanium that are inserted into your jawbone. The natural process of osseointegration causes the jawbone to create new bone around the implant, which secures it into place. Once the process is complete, the dentures can be secured to the implants, and the prosthetic will feel and function like your own teeth. And the best part is that dental implants stop the jawbone from shrinking, so you maintain a youthful facial structure.

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Not just any old dental clinic, made to feel right at Home as soon as I walked in the door. Friendly and caring team and love the color purple throughout!

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Caring for Your Dentures

 
Implant secured dentures are not removable, and you can brush them just like you brush your natural teeth. Professional dental cleanings will help you maintain good oral health and help us keep a lookout for any dental issues that may arise. Your dentist will provide you with customised instructions for your implant secured dentures.

Traditional dentures should be removed each evening and placed in a glass of cold water overnight. This allows your gums to rest so they can remain healthy. Denture cleaning tablets can be added to the water to help avoid stains that cannot be brushed away. Your dentist will help you choose the best solution, and if you like, you can have your dentures professionally cleaned when needed.

We always encourage regular dental checkups to maintain oral health. Over time, your gums will change shape and shrink a bit, but simple modifications can help solve this problem. The following are some general guidelines to help you care for your new dentures:

Caring for Your Dentures

Implant secured dentures are not removable, and you can brush them just like you brush your natural teeth. Professional dental cleanings will help you maintain good oral health and help us keep a lookout for any dental issues that may arise. Your dentist will provide you with customised instructions for your implant secured dentures.

Traditional dentures should be removed each evening and placed in a glass of cold water overnight. This allows your gums to rest so they can remain healthy. Denture cleaning tablets can be added to the water to help avoid stains that cannot be brushed away. Your dentist will help you choose the best solution, and if you like, you can have your dentures professionally cleaned when needed.

We always encourage regular dental checkups to maintain oral health. Over time, your gums will change shape and shrink a bit, but simple modifications can help solve this problem. The following are some general guidelines to help you care for your new dentures:

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Brush daily with a recommended toothpaste
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Floss according to your dentist’s instructions
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Use mouthwash recommended by your dentist
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Place removable dentures into the appropriate soaking solution as soon as you remove them
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Acrylic dentures should always remain in a soaking solution when not in use to avoid drying and cracking
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If you run out of cleaning solution, place them in a mixture of warm water and a dash of vinegar for an hour, then brush off any remaining debris

Who is a Candidate for Dentures?

 
Most patients who want dentures can get them. The important question would be to learn what kind of dentures will suit your needs and desires so you are aware of all of your options. And while dentures are associated with mature patients, they may be the right dental solution for other situations such as:

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Partial dentures can replace consecutive missing teeth for patients of any age, and are more affordable than implants
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Children with missing teeth can use dentures as a temporary solution to replace missing teeth until the jawbone is mature enough for another dental solution
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Dentures can replace painful or damaged teeth, and can restore oral health if the teeth are a source of infection
If you have missing teeth, the best thing to do is schedule a visit with us. We can do a thorough exam and evaluation of your oral health and discuss the best dental solutions for your situation.

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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This has to be the best dental practice I have ever been to (and I’ve been to a few over the years)! Have attended both Sunbury and most recently the Bacchus Marsh Dental House. All the Staff are wonderful. I see Dr. Fong and he is amazing. He makes me feel very comfortable and at ease. He is very personable and always make me laugh. Thanks also to the lovely Hannah who assisted when I had my recent procedure done.

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Are You Ready to Replace Missing Teeth?

 
If you are ready to move forward and see if dentures are the right solution for you, call and schedule a visit with us today. We will do a full dental checkup and work with you to create the best treatment plan to restore your missing teeth. You will be glad you did.

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