Dentures in Melbourne
Whether due to age, disrepair or simply an accident, many people lose their natural teeth in the course of their lives. Dentures are a common solution to reinvigorate your smile and prevent any possible health problems that may result from having gaps in your teeth. New technology has also made dentures more comfortable, durable and more aesthetically pleasing. Should you require either full or partial dentures your dentist will be able to inform how dentures could be beneficial to you.
For those patients that have lost a majority or all of their natural teeth, full dentures may be the best option to restore a healthy smile. In order to determine this, a dentist will need to review both dental and medical history along with your current dental health to develop a treatment plan which they can then discuss with the patient. This is necessary as different patients will have different requirements for the implementation of full dentures.
In some cases, our clinic may have to perform surgery to remove decaying roots or for the addition of implants and a comprehensive review of a patient’s medical history is the best way for a dentist to determine this.
After a treatment plan has been developed, the dentist will then begin creating a primary impression. A stock tray will be used to capture the area where the dentures will eventually sit. In most cases, the first impression will be accurate enough to base the dentures off of. However, in some cases, a second impression will be needed. In this case, a special tray, based on the results of the stock tray will be used to create a master impression of the patient’s mouth. Once the final impression is made, the dentist takes into account the amount of lip support and the position and height of the dentures. Following this, an appointment will be booked in order to determine whether or not the dentures do fit accurately. It is in this appointment that a patient can voice any concerns surrounding the comfort and fit of the final result.
Partial dentures are perfect for those patients missing only a few teeth. Like complete dentures they are removable and a great way to restore a patient’s smile. There are two options a patient can choose from with partial dentures both with their respective benefits and drawbacks. Metal-framework dentures are the more costly option but provide a more rigid, and less invasive support. Acrylic dentures, on the other hand, are less expensive and much easier to repair. When looking into dentures in Melbourne, a dentist will be able to further explain how each option relates to your situation and which best suits.
Another important component of dentures, both partial and full, is their upkeep. A daily cleaning routine is essential in keeping dentures looking and functioning at their prime. This may involve soaking them overnight in a denture cleaning solution as well as brushing and rinsing them at the end of their daily use. This will ensure your dentures will still look, and feel brand new for as long as possible.
Why Choose Us?
Our dentists provide the highest standard of cosmetic dentistry to the Melbourne area. We ensure that our professionals are trained to consistent levels of proficiency across all procedures that we offer, so whether the reason for your visit is to receive dental fillings or to begin the process of the application of teeth veneers, you can rest assured knowing that your dental health is in safe hands. With competitive prices and a customer-centric service, we strive to ensure all our customers leave satisfied, be it their first endeavour into the world of cosmetic dentistry, or the latest in a series of procedures all designed to leave you with that brighter smile.