A denture is a removable prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth and associated gum loss.
A denture is a plate (or framework) that supports one or more artificial teeth. It can be manufactured from acrylic or cobalt chrome and is usually removable for cleaning and maintenance, although it can be fixed in place using a series of implants (an implant-retained denture).
Removal dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. While implant-retained dentures are a more convenient solution, they are significantly more expensive.
Core Dental Group offers a series of optional extras that can enhance the look of your dentures and help them blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Is a denture suitable for you?
Partial dentures can be an effective treatment option to replace a single tooth or groups of missing teeth, while a full denture can replace a complete set of teeth on either the top or the bottom of your mouth.
Dentures are most suitable as an affordable tooth replacement solution. Although they are built in a laboratory by a dental prosthetist, they can be constructed quite quickly, making them suitable for emergency treatment, such as knocked-out teeth. Even in non-emergencies, dentures are commonly used as a medium-term measure before more major treatment is completed.
Dentures are not recommended where aesthetics are the key concern. The fact that removable dentures need to be taken out for cleaning and maintenance makes them less convenient than the other tooth replacement options.
Achieving a perfectly comfortable fit can be very challenging, and often several adjustments are required.
What’s the procedure for treatment?
The treatment process for a partial denture is as follows.
- The area where your teeth are missing is first prepared, then the surrounding teeth and gums are treated to ensure that they’re healthy.
- Numerous impressions are taken. Core Dental sends these to a quality Melbourne laboratory to act as the blueprint for your denture, which is created by hand.
- Between two and six weeks later, your denture is fitted. At this point, it is adjusted to achieve the best fit. This process of trying in and adjusting may be repeated several times to continually improve the fit.
Dentures do need to be “worn in”, and we are here to help with that process.
Our fees include all the necessary adjustments to achieve the best possible outcome for you.