Complete / Partial Dentures

Replace Missing Teeth with Affordable Partial / Complete Dentures

Complete / Partial Dentures Overview

Affordable dentures not only improve smiles, they improve lives!

If you have lost your natural teeth due to damage, decay or injury, dentures can:

  • Replace your missing teeth
  • Restore your mouth to normal function, and ultimately
  • Restore your smile.

Dentures also allow you to:

  • Eat
  • Speak
  • Smile
  • Talk with confidence.

Despite the many recent advances in Dentistry many people still wear full dentures or partial dentures.

My Gentle Dentist would like to introduce you to some of the modern technology advances that make wearing dentures:

  • More Comfortable
  • More Secure, and
  • More Cosmetically Pleasing.

At My Gentle Dentist….dentures are made specifically to fit your mouth that means that your new dentures are natural, life-like and indistinguishable from real teeth.

Dentures offer a natural looking solution, enhancing your appearance and benefiting your health.

Get ready to enjoy the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile with dentures from My Gentle Dentist.

My Gentle Dentist Uses Leading Technology to Ensure Dentures are Comfortable, Secure & Cosmetically Pleasing

All About Complete / Partial Dentures

Can You Summarise Dentures for Me?

  • Dentures are false teeth
  • It is sometimes necessary to get a full or part denture to replace damaged or missing teeth.
  • You may find that losing your teeth and getting dentures has some emotional impacts. Talk with your Dentist at My Gentle Dentist if you feel worried about getting dentures.
  • Dentures should be well fitted and comfortable. See your Dentist if you have any pain or problems with your mouth or dentures.
  • Take dentures out at night and clean them regularly and correctly.

Let Us Summarise Dentures Concisely

What is the Difference Between Full Dentures and Partial Dentures ?

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A Denture is a removable replacement for lost teeth and their surrounding tissues.

Dentures can be either a complete denture for when all teeth are missing, or they can be a partial denture for when a few teeth are missing.

If you have missing teeth, a removable partial denture is one way to replace them.

A removable partial denture usually has replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic (plastic) base that matches the colour of your gums.

Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth and can easily be taken out of your mouth for cleaning or storing while you sleep.

Modern Partial Dentures are Very Comfortable and Look Similar to Natural Teeth

Before & After Partial Denture Treatment

Note: Your Dentist may also recommend crowns, or “caps,” on your natural teeth to improve the way a removable partial denture fits your mouth.

Modern partial dentures are very comfortable and look similar to natural teeth.

These are a few of the ADVANTAGES of a removable partial denture:

  • It can be easier for you to chew food.
  • You can speak better if your speech has changed due to missing teeth.
  • Your cheeks and lips will be supported so your face does not sag and make you look older. In fact, people with partial dentures tend to feel more confident in their appearance and speech.

What Are the Benefits of Dentures?

The benefits of dentures include:

  • Prevent teeth shifting
  • Restore ability to speak clearly
  • Chew without difficulty
  • Less stress on the jaw
  • Prevent facial muscle sag
  • Less risk of periodontal disease
  • Prevent collapse of teeth into empty space of the missing tooth,
  • Restore smile, and
  • Much more.

Will Dentures Make Me Look Different?

Dentures are designed to look as similar to your natural teeth as possible, making them almost unnoticeable.

They will improve the appearance of your smile and resolve any facial sagging caused by missing teeth

View of a Complete Denture

What Are the Disadvantages of Dentures?

Dentures are not suitable treatment for everyone.

Many factors including but not limited to your periodontal status, caries rate and current degree of your edentulism (tooth-less-ness) will be considered by your dentist.

You need to consult with a qualified Dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.

In general, the amount of required maintenance on the dentures may be a bit high.

They do require daily care and occasionally maintenance in dental office or dental lab.

However, when Dentist instructions are followed correctly and the denture is maintained properly, despite the extra effort required, they usually provide satisfying results for many patients who have lost their teeth.

What are The Major Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth?

  1. When you lose a tooth, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in your other jaw may also shift into the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress and wear on your teeth and jaws.
  1. You may find it harder to clean teeth that have shifted, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. This is why it’s important to replace missing teeth.

3. Facial collapse: When teeth are lost and not replaced, the face looks older. The lips appear thin and flattened. The chin moves forward and upward and appears pointed.

What are All The Missing Teeth Replacement Options?

Let Us Explain Concisely Your Missing Teeth Options

When it comes to teeth replacement, generally, there are three options:

  1. Removable dental appliance (complete denture or partial denture)
  1. Fixed dental bridge (cemented)
  1. Dental implant.

On the left is a quick comparison table to show you the differences at a glance:

Here is a quick comparison table to show you the differences at a glance:

Note: Your Dentist may also recommend crowns, or “caps,” on your natural teeth to improve the way a removable partial denture fits your mouth.

Implants are an alternative to dentures and bridges.

Implants are titanium rods/ screws (in layman terms) which are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as anchors for fastening dentures or crowns onto.

What is The Treatment Procedure for Dentures?

Denture treatment typically begins with a thorough checkup where one of our professional Dentists will evaluate your current dental condition and advise on the best treatment options for your individual requirements.

This may involve a full examination of your teeth and gums.

For partial dentures, you may also need radiographs to evaluate whether your teeth are strong enough to support a denture.

You may need teeth extracted and your healing time will depend on how many teeth are removed.

Our Dentist at My Gentle Dentist will then take impressions of your mouth so they can custom make your dentures to fit your mouth perfectly.

Together with our Dentist, you can tailor your dentures’ size, shape, and colour to your individual requirements.

Both immediate and conventional dentures may involve subsequent visits to get the perfect fit.

Is Eating and Speaking Easy with Dentures?

Eating:

When you replace missing teeth, eating is much easier.

But it takes practice…

  • Begin by eating soft foods cut into small pieces.
  • Chew on both sides of the mouth to keep the pressure even.
  • Do not chew gum or eat very sticky or hard foods.

Speaking:

If you have missing teeth, wearing a removable partial denture can help you speak more clearly.

If you find that some words are hard to say at first, try reading out loud in front of a mirror.

With time and practice, you should be able to speak well.

With a Little Patience Eating & Speaking with Dentures is Easy

Do I Need to Wear Dentures 24/7?

It is advised that you remove your dentures at night while you sleep to allow the gum tissue to rest and encourage normal stimulation and cleansing by the tongue and saliva.

You Should Not Wear Your Removable Partial Denture 24 Hours a Day.

Usually your dentist will make follow-up appointments to look for pressure points or sore spots.

They will also adjust your partial denture so that it fits comfortably.

Let us Advise You on How Many Hours a Day You Should Wear Dentures

A Close Up View of Dentures

How Do I Get Used to My New Dentures?

Time, patience and willpower  are your biggest allies when adjusting to your new dentures for the first time.

Your new full or partial dentures may feel awkward or bulky during the first few weeks until your mouth finally adapts.

A little bit of practice is also required when putting your dentures in and taking them out.

Before long, they will fit into place with relative ease.

Our Dentist at My Gentle Dentist will provide you with very specific aftercare instructions both verbal and written.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

If cared for properly, dentures are expected to last up to 5-8 years before needing replacement.

During this time, they wear out and your mouth changes shape.

This is why your dentures will eventually need to be relined or remade to remain as safe, comfortable and natural looking as possible.

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

The price of dentures is dependent on the type of false teeth you need and the materials used.

Please contact My Gentle Dentist for more details.

The Price of Dentures is Dependent on Type & Materials Used

Can I Make Minor Adjustments to My Dentures?

Always consult one of our professional Dentists if you wish to make adjustments to your dentures.

If a person who lacks the proper training makes any adjustments or repairs to your dentures, it could seriously damage your dentures and harm your health.

If your dentures break, crack or chip, or if one of the teeth suddenly becomes loose, we can often make the necessary adjustments or repairs on the same day.

Never attempt to solve the problem yourself.

Always Consult a Professional Dentist Before Making Adjustments to Your Dentures

What If I Experience Complications with My Dentures?

See your oral health professional if you have: 

  • Pain
  • Dentures that do not fit well or are uncomfortable
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Swelling
  • Ulcers (sores) that last more than two weeks
  • A gum abscess (pus-filled sore on the gum)
  • Soreness or cracks in the corner of your mouth
  • Bad breath.

Always Consult a Professional Dentist if You Experience Complications with Your Dentures

Caring for Your Dentures

Dentures, like natural teeth, must be cleaned to keep your mouth healthy and odour free.

  • Brush the surfaces of your denture inside and out morning and night. Dish washing liquid soap or special denture cleaning solutions are recommended. Special Denture cleansing toothpaste can be used as well. Your Dentist at My Gentle Dentist will advise you very specifically about cleaning and aftercare of your dentures.
  • Store your dentures in water or denture cleanser soaking solution when you are not wearing them. This helps keep the shape and prevents drying out. This is not applicable to Chrome (Metal) partial dentures.
  • Do not adjust or repair a denture yourself. You can permanently damage the denture and cause harm to the tissue in your mouth
  • Do not use scouring powders on your dentures, as they can remove the denture materials or roughen the surface.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or bleach to remove stains. They can change the colour of the gum coloured acrylic and may cause irreversible harm to the denture.
  • Keep your dentures away from pets.

It is Very Important to Look After Your Dentures

My Gentle Dentist are Your Complete / Partial Denture Experts

Complete / Partial Dentures may or may not be right for you.

  • My Gentle Dentist are your highly experienced Dentists with over 30 years combined experience.
  • My Gentle Dentist are committed to providing you with quick, safe and effective complete / partial denture treatment in a clean and comfortable environment.
  • My Gentle Dentist resolve hundreds of complete / partial denture problems each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

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