Although every effort is made to save teeth, unfortunately it is not always possible. The resulting gaps caused by tooth loss can have many consequences, including the impact on self confidence, and affecting eating and speaking. The movement of adjacent teeth into the new space can then result in accelerated tooth loss through gum disease and tooth decay.

Dentures are a removable replacement for your teeth, and are sometimes a short term measure, but can also be a long term solution for some patients.

With new modern materials and techniques dentures tend to be more stable and secure, offering a highly aesthetic natural appearance.

Dentures make ideal replacements for missing or damaged teeth, yet actually finding the perfect set can be difficult. If you’re looking for quality dentures, or if you’re simply looking to learn more about dentures and false teeth, look no further than Nedlands Dental.

What are dentures?

Dentures are false teeth which are removable and are designed to fit snugly over the gums to help disguise gaps and prevent issues caused by missing teeth, while also serving as replacements for any missing teeth you may have.

There are some dentures which are designed to replace one or two missing teeth, whereas there are others which replace all gums, teeth, and surrounding tissue.

Dentures come in a variety of different designs and styles, which we’ll be looking at next.

Types of dentures

Here’s a look at some of the different types of dentures you can choose from:

Partial dentures

Those looking for dentures Perth may be interested to learn that partial dentures are in fact some of the most popular types of denture currently on the market.

Partial dentures are ideal for when patients still have some of their own natural teeth and are only missing a few of their natural teeth.

These dentures feature a pink coloured base to mimic the gums, which is attached to a metal piece and is designed to keep the dentures in the mouth. This of course makes them fully removable, which in terms of convenience, is a huge plus.

Complete dentures

As the name suggests, complete dentures (also known as full dentures) are designed to replace an entire row of teeth, either on the upper or the lower jaw.

They are not the same as dental bridges as these sit atop the gums and are fully removable.

Fixed partial dentures

Fixed partial dentures are very similar to partial dentures, except for the fact that these are permanently fixed in the mouth, rather than being removable.

If you want a more natural looking and feeling denture, fixed partial dentures are perfect.

Implant supported (All-On-4) dentures

Dentures that are fitted and fixed with dental implants are known as implant supported (All-On-4) dentures. These implants are implanted into your jawbone and are permanent. The All-On-4 implant supported denture is then affixed to the implant.

What are the key benefits of dentures?

Here are some of the main benefits of dentures:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Make it easier to chew
  • Protect existing teeth and gums
  • Improve your facial aesthetics
  • Support your facial structure
  • Usually removable and convenient
  • Discreet and natural looking
  • Improved self-confidence

Common denture issues

If you are thinking of getting dentures, before you do so there are several things you must be aware of.

Here we’ll be looking at some of the more common issues that people with dentures will likely encounter.

Trouble eating and speaking

The longer you’ve had your dentures in, the less serious this problem will be. In the early stages of having dentures in however, it can be very common indeed.

People with dentures fitted will often have trouble eating and speaking because the dentures will feel unnatural and will likely move a little. Even moving just a touch can be very off-putting when trying to eat and/or speak.

Irritation to the gums and mouth

People with dentures, especially poorly fitting dentures, often experience irritation to the gums and to the mouth. The best way of avoiding this is making sure that your dentures fit properly.

This is yet another reason why our dentures Nedlands procedures are so popular because we can ensure your dentures fit perfectly every single time.

Mouth infections

If your dentures are extremely poorly fitting, they could cause damage to your gums and/or mouth.

As the mouth is home to so many different strains of bacteria, and because it provides the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and thrive, if you have an open wound in the mouth this leaves you susceptible to infection.

Again, the best way to avoid this is to have good quality dentures fitted by a professional.

Dentures won’t stay in place

If you wear dentures that don’t fit correctly, you’ll quickly learn that one of the most frustrating issues about the dentures themselves is the fact that they won’t stay in place.

Ill-fitting dentures are unfortunately very common and the only real ways of rectifying this issue is to have custom made dentures or to go with fixed dentures.

What if my dentures don’t fit anymore?

Overtime, even the best quality dentures can change shape, become weathered, and may not fit like they once did. If your dentures don’t fit anymore, be sure to reach out to Nedlands Dental.

Here at Nedlands, we offer free denture adjustments, so you have literally nothing to lose. It’s rare that you get anything for free in this world, especially with the way things are at the moment, so be sure to make the most of it.

Emergency Denture Repairs Perth

If your dentures need repairing, again, dentures Nedlands services should be sought out right away. Here at Nedlands, we can repair your dentures with no issues whatsoever.

How much do dentures cost in Perth?

If you’re in and around the Perth area and are looking into dentures, you’ll likely want to know how much they cost. The truth of the matter is that prices vary for a number of reasons.

How much you pay will depend on a number of factors such as: Length of treatment, the type of denture you require, the reason for the dentures in the first place, the denture service you require, and so on.

The good news is that here at Nedlands Dental, we offer numerous payment plans and packages, including AfterPay.

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If you’re concerned you need dentures, or if your existing dentures are causing you issues, don't delay any longer, contact us online or pick up the phone and book an appointment at our dental clinic in Nedlands today.

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