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Dentures

Old man smiling at tableAs a tried-and-true way of replacing missing teeth and restoring the bite and function of your smile, dentures have improved significantly over the years. They’re not like the ones your grandparents used to wear. Today’s dentures are more natural-looking and comfortable. Another benefit of dentures is affordability. They represent the most cost-effective way of replacing missing teeth.

We provide both partial and full dentures and assess different types of materials or designs that we can customise to your needs.

What to Expect

Consult & any necessary dental treatment

The first step in getting dentures is coming in for a consultation. We want to ensure that you have a healthy foundation before we start the denture-making process. To do that we will take X-rays to assess the supporting teeth and jaw structure.

If we find that any treatment is required on the supporting teeth or the gums, we will advise you about that. For example, if you need fillings or deep cleaning done first we will do so as we want your mouth to be clean and healthy before starting.

Mould making

Once we’ve got that foundation in place, then we can move forward to take some moulds of your mouth. The denture-making process takes place over a few visits, including a try-in with the teeth set in wax so that any adjustments can be made prior to the final processing.

Review and adjustments

After the dentures are issued, we will likely have you return for some review and adjustments. We liken a new plate or dentures to a new pair of shoes where there might be some sore spots that need attention.

The treatment time can vary from patient to patient, depending on how many stages are required. So, it could be from anywhere to 2-4 weeks as a general guide. We use different external labs to craft the dentures.

Tips for Caring for Your Dentures

#1. Remove them at night

It’s important that you remove your dentures before going to bed because your gums need time to breathe. Wearing your dentures while you sleep would be like going to bed with a pair of shoes and socks on. Not a good idea! If you wore dentures continuously that would increase the risk and acceleration of bone shrinkage and increase the risk of fungal infections in the mouth.

#2. Keep supporting teeth clean

Even the best-fitting dentures tend to get some plaque and food debris stuck underneath. So we don’t compromise the supporting teeth, it’s essential that they are kept clean. We don’t want plaque and food debris getting trapped between the denture and the tooth for lengthy periods. So to reduce the risk of getting denture cavities, we recommend removing the denture to clean your teeth and plate after every meal.

#3. Maintain your 6-monthly checkup

It’s important that you maintain your regular six-monthly checkups and cleans as well.

#4. Use a denture cleaner weekly

We can provide you with our recommendations for good cleaning products to clean your dentures weekly.

Book an Appointment

Wondering if dentures are right for you? Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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*Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Dentures Gosnells, Maddington WA | (08) 9398 1427