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dentures

Enjoy quality dentures at

Absolute Smiles

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Dentures

Dentures are an effective way to replace missing teeth and are available in two forms: partial dentures or full dentures. At Absolute Smiles, we offer patients throughout Bassendean and Mt Hawthorn both options and will carry out a full oral examination before recommending one that best suits your needs.

Types of dentures

A partial denture is generally used to replace one or several teeth while a full denture replaces all the teeth in the mouth. Both forms can be removed and are made from either acrylic or cobalt chrome to which false teeth are attached to create a natural looking smile.

Advantages of dentures:

  • They assist with eating
  • They improve speech
  • They support the lips and chin
  • They improve your smile

At Absolute Smiles, our expert dental technicians make all our dentures in our lab, creating customised mouthpieces specifically for you. The dentures can be attached to the gums by an adhesive, helped in place with clasps, or simply attach by the natural suction of the dentures themselves.

Denture information

If you know you need dentures or you would like to arrange an appointment to find out if you need them, just get in touch with our team at Absolute Smiles. Working with patients throughout Bassendean and Mt Hawthorn, we offer custom-made dentures to suit your individual needs, so you can enjoy a natural smile.

Initial consultation

The initial examination will involve looking at the health of your teeth and gums, and whether you have any restorative work already, such as fillings or crowns. We’ll also examine your bite. If you have no teeth, then we’ll examine your gums and bone structure.

Once this has been done, we’ll advise you on the recommended course of action. If you require dentures,  you can expect to attend two to four appointments, depending on the type of dentures you need. Alternatively, you may have to get immediate dentures if a tooth has been extracted.

Chronology of treatment

  1. At the initial appointment, the dentist will make a mould of your teeth, which will be sent to the lab to create a custom-made tray for your teeth and a wax bite block to record your bite.
  2. At the second appointment, we’ll take another mould of your teeth using the custom-made trays and record your bite using the wax block. These will again be sent to the lab and a trial denture will be made, with the shade of your teeth also recorded.
  3. At the third appointment, you’ll receive your trial denture and adjustments will be made to this as necessary. They’ll be sent back to the lab for a final check and adjustment.
  4. At the fourth appointment, your permanent dentures will be fitted.

Looking after your dentures

Once you get your dentures, it’s important to look after them properly. Please note that it will take some time to adapt to wearing them, and your speech may be affected for a while until you adjust. There may also be some discomfort but if this lasts beyond 24 hours, you should contact your dentist.

Keeping your dentures clean is of the utmost importance and they should be brushed twice daily with toothpaste, or soap and water, as well as being rinsed after eating. They need to be removed at night and placed in a sterilising denture solution.

With regular visits to your dentist and good oral care, your dentures should last you for years.

Extractions

Dental extractions (also known as tooth removals) are necessary for a variety of reasons. If you need your teeth extracted in Bassendean and Mt Hawthorn, then Absolute Smiles is the best choice.

Why are dental extractions necessary?

  • If your teeth are too decayed for root canal treatment
  • If your wisdom teeth are impacted
  • If you need teeth removed to improve teeth alignment
  • If you have gum disease
  • If your teeth have been damaged by trauma
  • If you have a particular medical condition

Once our dentist has examined your mouth, they’ll explain if you need an extraction and why. An X-ray will identify any underlying issues (such as an abscess) which may need to be treated first and a full medical history will be taken. At this point, you should tell the dentist if you’re an anxious patient, as sedation can be arranged.

What extraction involves

If you require a simple extraction, then this will involve removing a visible tooth from the mouth under a local anaesthetic. The dentist will then simply use forceps to loosen and remove the tooth. You will feel a slight pressure but no pain.

A surgical extraction will be performed on teeth below the gum line (such as impacted wisdom teeth) or those only partially showing through the gum. Again, this will involve a local anaesthetic and a small incision will be made in the gum to allow the tooth to be removed.

Please read our post-operative instructions page for information on how to care for your mouth after the operation.

Post-operative instructions

When you undergo a dental operation at Absolute Smiles, we’ll make sure you have all the information you need both before and after the treatment. As with any procedure, there may be some discomfort afterwards, but this is normal and can be handled with painkillers.

Should the pain persist, please get in touch with us and we’ll arrange a follow up appointment immediately.

Aftercare

Once the tooth has been removed, a blood clot will form in the socket as part of the healing process. This should be left undisturbed. Avoid any vigorous rinsing, poking at the site, or use of straws, as this can dislodge the clot.

Any bleeding should be stopped by biting down on a handkerchief and if this persists, then contact your dentist.

Following the anaesthetic, your mouth will remain numb for an hour or more, so you should take care not to bite down on your cheeks or tongue during this time. If you’re consuming hot liquids, caution should also be taken in case you burn your mouth.

You should avoid alcohol and smoking for 24 hours after an extraction. Once the anaesthetic has worn off you may need to take a painkiller for any residual pain. Do NOT take aspirin as this may cause the socket to bleed.

Sedation/general anaesthetic

At Absolute Dental, we understand that not everyone enjoys coming to the dentist. For this reason, we offer our dental sedation if our patients are nervous or anxious about treatment. Sedation is completely safe and will ensure you remain relaxed during any procedure. Any patient undergoing sedation will be monitored by our expert team.

You may require sedation for the following reasons:

  • Fear of the dentist
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Fear of pain
  • Complicated dental problems
  • History of traumatic dental experiences

If you choose sedation, then there are a variety of options to choose from. Your dentist will discuss these options with you to help you choose the one with which you feel most comfortable.

They include:

  • Oral conscious sedation : The patient remains awake throughout the treatment, after having taken an oral sedative at home the night before and again in the morning. These won’t relieve pain but will make you feel relaxed as the anaesthetic is administered. Patients shouldn’t drive following sedation, due to the drowsiness involved.
  • Inhalation sedation/nitrous oxide: Also known as ‘laughing gas’, nitrous oxide is commonly used by dentists as it involves simple administration via inhalation and the patient recovers quickly afterwards.
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation: An IV sedation may be given to a patient via injection to give the feeling of being asleep, although the patient remains conscious throughout the operation. This form of sedation is not advisable for those who fear needles, older patients, or for pregnant women. Patients with glaucoma, lung or kidney problems, or sedative drugs allergies should also stay away from this type of sedation.
  • Local anaesthetic: This method will block out all pain, although you remain fully conscious. First, an anaesthetic gel or spray is used to create a numbing effect, then a local anaesthetic injection is administered.
  • General anaesthetic : This is most appropriate for patients not suited to sedation dentistry. This form of sedation leads to a state of unconsciousness and the effects may last for several hours.

Call us today!

Call us for more information about our custom dentures, extractions or operative instructions.

Bassendean -  08 9279 7956

Mt Hawthorn -  08 9444 1227

Our practice

At Absolute Smiles, we always put our patients first, and our team is dedicated to providing a personalised dentistry service which suits your specific needs. Whether you’re a nervous patient or yu are fully relaxed when it comes to treatment, our friendly team will ensure the best experience at all times.

All our treatment plans are tailored to each individual patient’s circumstances, so you’ll always receive exactly what you need when you come to our practice.  READ MORE

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Meet the team

When you visit Absolute Smiles, you'll always receive a very warm welcome from our friendly team. We know that a trip to the dentist can make many people nervous, so we’ve made our practice as comfortable and relaxed as we can for your convenience. From our reception staff to our hygienists and dentists, we're always on-hand to ensure our patients receive the very best service.  READ MORE
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If you're looking for expert dental care in Bassendean and Mt Hawthorn, Absolute Smiles is the perfect choice. With years of experience in the dental profession, we offer a comprehensive variety of dental treatments, including general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. READ MORE

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