Missing Teeth? Loose, Worn or Uncomfortable Dentures?
Dentures are an affordable treatment to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They aesthetically replace your missing teeth and gum tissue and allow you to eat, speak and talk with confidence, restoring your mouth to normal function.
Also known as or dental plates or false teeth, dentures are typically made to be removable. Recent advancements in implant dentistry now means that they can be firmly secured to the jaw with dental implants to improve comfort by reducing looseness and movement. Many of our patients who opt for implant retained dentures no longer have issues with looseness or lower dentures which either float or come out.
All our denture prosthetics are designed locally and processed from durable and high quality materials to ensure you are delivered comfortable, accurate and naturally looking dentures. You dentures are made using the latest in denture injection technology with premium teeth sourced from leading international brands including: Ivoclar Vivadent (Switzerland) and Kulzer – Pala (Germany). This means that your new dentures are natural, life-like and indistinguishable from real teeth.
If you would like to find out more about your options regarding denture prosthetics or speak to someone regarding our denture services, call us on 07 3357 4177 today.
All inclusive 4-5 appointments needed to fabricate dentures
Custom Teeth Mould and Shade Selection (change the size/shape of your teeth, or lighten their shade, show more or less of your teeth)
Includes all laboratory and dental technician fees
Denture storage and travel case
Denture care kit – cleaning tablets and adhesive
Up to 3 free adjustment appointments
Locally made in Brisbane
* Terms and conditions: Patients must mention this offer on booking to be eligible for this discounted offer. Prices may be subject to change. Not all patients are suitable for this procedure and treatment outcomes may vary. All patients require a comprehensive assessment prior to the procedure to check for suitability and may need an oral hygiene appointment prior. Any dental services required prior to undertaking this offer will be at the patient’s expense. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may or may not be covered by private health funds. Please contact Windsor Dentists on 07 3357 4177 to see if what new denture prosthetics can do for you.
Denture and Prosthetic Services
At Windsor Dentists we offer a wide range of prosthetic options for missing teeth. This includes
valplast, flexible nylon or white clasp dentures
implant retained dentures
temporary and immediate dentures
dentures via the Department of Veteran Affair (DVA) Scheme
With our onsite laboratory, we also offer other denture related services including:
denture cleaning (same day service)
denture relines / denture refitting (possible same day service)
denture repairs (possible same day service)
denture additions (when further teeth are loss)
Other Treatment Options For Missing Teeth?
Windsor Dentists also offers alternatives for single, multiple and all missing teeth. These include:
A new denture is uncomfortable for the first several weeks. It may feel loose while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold it in place. Saliva may increase. You may feel minor irritation or soreness. You may bite your cheeks or tongue as you learn to use your new denture.
It takes practice and patience to eat with dentures. Start with soft foods cut into small portions. Chew slowly and use both sides of your mouth at the same time to keep the denture from moving out of place. Don’t bite with your front teeth. That causes your denture to tip and come loose. As you adjust to the denture, add other types of foods until you’re back to your normal diet.
Speaking with a new denture takes time and practice. Read aloud and repeat difficult words in front of the mirror. Speak slowly to help reduce muffled, blurred or thickened speech. You may lisp or whistle you “s” when you first try to talk. Your denture may sometimes slip out of place when you laugh, cough or smile. Put it back in place by gently biting down and swallowing.
The use of denture adhesives are encouraged while you get use to wearing it. Your immediate dentures will progressively get loose as your gums change in shape.
A lower denture is never as “tight” as an upper denture. The lower denture does not have the “suction” to keep it in place like the upper one does. The lower denture is held in place by the muscles of the lips, tongue and cheeks. It does not have a tight feeling and it takes four to five times longer to master a complete lower denture compared to an upper denture. Some patients never get use to lower dentures and require dental implants to address this.
Getting used to a denture takes time and patience. Remember, your gum tissue changes, not your denture. For some patients, multiple adjustments are needed. This is normal
A big gain or loss in body weight can change the fit of you denture.
A loose denture makes it harder to chew and may cause irritation, sores or infection in your mouth. If your denture is loose you may need a temporary reline or a laboratory reline.
A temporary reline is done in the office while you wait. It is usually done during the healing phase. Soft material that bonds to the underside of the denture is added. This material helps kept he denture close and comfortable. It is removed when a laboratory reline is needed.
A laboratory reline depends on how many teeth were removed, your health and many other factors. Most people are ready for a permanent laboratory reline in six to eight months, when the healing has completed. You need to leave your dentures with us for 1-3 days. The temporary relines are removed and you will have an impression of the space between your gums and the denture. A permanent reline is then made with the same type of material used to make the pink portion of your denture
A reline generally does not change how the denture or your face loos. A reline does not make a lower denture fit “tighter”, but it fits the tissue closer and better
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. Do not use toothpaste as they will scratch 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
Don’t adjust or repair a denture yourself. You can permanently damage the denture and cause harm to the tissue in your mouth.
Don’t use scouring powders on your dentures, as they can remove the denture materials or roughen the surface.
Don’t use abrasive cleaners or bleach to remove stains. They can change the colour of the gum coloured acrylic.