Perth Denture Treatments at Absolute Smiles Dental Clinic
If you need dentures in Perth or in the Bassendean area, book an appointment with us at Absolute Smiles.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic items which are removable for replacing any missing teeth.
Who is a Candidate for Dentures?
Not everyone is suitable for a denture. You will require a consultation with our dentist and a full examination of your teeth will be assessed before provide you a treatment plan for dentures.
What Types of Dentures are there?
There 2 types of dentures, a complete denture and a partial denture.
- Complete Denture
Complete dentures are made to replace your upper or lower arch of teeth or both. A conventional Complete Denture is usually dentures to replace teeth that have been removed after the gums have healed.
An immediate denture is to be placed straight away after the teeth has been extracted.
- Partial Denture
Partial dentures are to fill missing gaps between teeth. It is usually made with a metal framework to also help stop any teeth from moving.
What is involved in a Denture treatment?
Once the dentist has completed a full examination and advised that you are suitable for a denture, there would usually be 4 appointments set in place to have the denture treatment completed.
The first appointment would be to take impressions of your upper and lower teeth for special trays to be made to fit in your mouth.
On the second appointment, these special trays a re used to take another impression of your teeth to accurately mould you gums and teeth. These impressions will be sent to a lab to create a metal frame and have waxed up model of your teeth.
The third appointment will then have you do a try in to test the bite of the denture and see if it sits comfortably in your mouth.
The final appointment will then have your custom made denture ready for you.
How to Care for your Dentures?
Be sure to brush, rinse and clean your denture. You must always maintain good oral hygiene even with dentures.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with an appropriately qualified dental practitioner.