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Women looking in mirrorOur first goal is to preserve and restore your natural teeth. But sometimes, restoration isn’t possible. When that’s the case, it may be best to have your tooth removed and then replaced with something like a denture or dental implant. Even if you’re planning to get dental implants later on, dentures can be a temporary measure that you invest in leading up to another restorative solution.

How Dentures are Made

Our custom designed dentures are crafted from an individual mould of your teeth. We send these impressions to the lab and may even order a wax “try in” for you to preview the results before the final version is designed.

If you already have missing teeth, we can streamline the process to provide a custom denture as quickly as possible (minimising or eliminating the need to go about with missing teeth).

Full dentures (plates) replace all of the teeth in one arch. They rest directly against your gum tissues, creating a seal to help them stay in place. Upper dentures also cover the roof of your mouth.

Partial dentures only replace specific teeth. They’re recommended if you have several healthy teeth that do not need to be extracted. A partial will have small clasps that wrap around specific teeth to help it fit securely throughout the day.

There’s a bit of a transition phase when you get a new full or partial denture. At first, it’s common to feel a few tender areas or sore spots. Even your speech can be affected initially. We recommend reading aloud each day and wearing your appliances as much as possible, so that you can adapt to them more quickly. The more comfortable you feel, the more confident you’ll be to talk around friends or share a meal with your family.

If for any reason the clasps on your partial denture need to be adjusted, bring your appliance to our office. We recommend you do not try to adjust them yourself.

Be sure to let us know if there are any areas rubbing your gums or that feel loose. Occasional denture adjustments and relines are needed, as it’s natural for your bone and gums to change shape over time.

Do not sleep in your dentures. Instead, remove them each night and keep them in a liquid bath to prevent the acrylic from drying out and distorting. We recommend using denture tablets (available from the pharmacy) to loosen any buildup, then cleaning your appliance with soapy water and a cloth. Avoid a toothbrush and toothpaste, as they can abrade the acrylic.

Sleeping in your denture overnight can predispose you to oral infections such as thrush. The continuous pressure on your gum tissues may also lead to premature changes in your bone anatomy. To help your dentures last as long as possible, always remove them before you go to bed.

Are Dentures Right for Me?

For custom dentures Port Hedland that fit your lifestyle, contact our office today!

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 Port Hedland, South Hedland, Wedgefield, Pilbara WA | (08) 9173-5838