If you have missing teeth or you need to have teeth extracted, dentures can be the most affordable option for tooth replacement. Dentures may be attached in the mouth by suction or supported by dental implants for extra stability and comfort.
If you choose dentures at Kelmscott Dental, our experienced Prosthetist will design custom dentures that fit comfortably and look just like natural teeth. Call (08) 9495 7999 to book a consultation and find out more.
What Are Dentures?
If you’ve lost your natural teeth from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, dentures can replace your missing teeth and give you a fuller smile. In some people, dentures may also help to prevent sagging of the cheeks and facial muscles and problems with eating or speaking.
Dentures can replace as many or as few teeth as needed. Oral surgery may not be required, therefore dentures could be an option if you’re not eligible for dental implants. Dentures are also cheaper than implants or a dental bridge, so they could be more suitable for your budget.
A disadvantage of full dentures is that they offer less stability than a implant-retained dentures or a fixed bridge, so you will need to avoid some foods and activities. Unlike dental implants, they do not support bone growth. Dentures may be better supported by dental implants and can be a more preferable option, depending on your dental needs and price range.
Types of Dentures
We offer three types of dentures at our Perth dental clinic, depending on how many teeth you need to replace and other preferences.
Full dentures – replace a whole arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw, attached to the gums by suction
Partial dentures – replace a single tooth or several teeth, attached to remaining teeth on either side by clasps
Implant-retained dentures – full or partial dentures that are supported by dental implants
Custom-made dentures by our Prosthetist
If you decide to have dentures at Kelmscott Dental, our dentists will first take care of any extractions that may be needed to remove unhealthy teeth you want to replace. We recommend waiting a few months for your gums to heal and swelling to reduce before your custom dentures are made, but we can provide temporary dentures to wear in the meantime. These may need regular adjustments over time as the shape of your mouth changes.
When you’re ready for dentures, our skilled prosthetist will take impressions of your teeth. Impressions are used to design dentures that precisely fit your mouth and have a natural appearance. Once these have been manufactured, we’ll arrange a fitting appointment where we’ll check that your dentures fit well and make any minor adjustments needed.
What to expect after getting dentures
Dentures usually take more getting used to than other teeth replacement options. It’s normal to feel discomfort for a few weeks or longer as your mouth adjusts to the feeling of dentures, especially when eating and speaking, but this should soon become familiar.
If your dentures continue to cause pain or irritation, they may need to be adjusted. You should also contact our dentists if you have any unexpected reactions after oral surgery to extract teeth or place dental implants.
Taking good care of your dentures is important for helping them to last as long as possible without damage or deterioration. It’s also important to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent problems with any remaining teeth and the gums supporting your dentures.
Book a dentures consultation in Kelmscott and Armadale
Whether you’re considering partial or full dentures, a good fit is important to make sure you can eat and speak properly. Our dentists and technicians have many years of experience creating and relining natural-looking dentures.
If you need dentures in Armadale, Kelmscott or Gosnells, call our friendly team today on (08) 9495 7999 or book online to find out how we can help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the alternatives to dentures?
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw and can support a bridge or dentures. A bridge is a non-surgical option that can replace one or more teeth in a row, supported by the teeth on either side.
We’re happy to sit with you and discuss the pros and cons of all your tooth replacement options so you can make informed decisions about what’s right for you, book your appointment today.
How much do dentures cost?
The cost of dentures in Perth can vary depending on the type of dentures you choose and the number of remaining teeth to be removed.
Dentures costs can range from $1200-$4000 depending on the quality of the dentures and the experience of the prosthetist making them. Creating high-quality, natural-looking full dentures is a highly skilled area of dentistry that’s done by a dental technician or Prosthetist.
Kelmscott Dental uses an in-house Prosthetist who designs and makes high quality, well-fitting dentures for patients. For specific costs and information, contact us today!
Any surgical or invasive procedure can carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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