Dentures at Melton Dental Group
Table Of Content
- Perfectly-fitted Dentures
- What are Dentures?
- Are you a candidate for Dentures?
- How are Dentures beneficial?
- Types of Dentures available
- Denture procedure
- After-care tips for Dentures
Perfectly-fitted Dentures Designed to Restore Your Confidence!
At Melton Dental, we design custom-made dentures in our state-of-the-art laboratory to restore your smile. If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable way to replace missing or damaged teeth, dentures are one of the best removable solutions available.
Our highly skilled dentists at Melton Dental Group have been providing personalised dental restorations for years. We’re all about quality so we make sure our patients get the best care and use only the best materials and techniques for the fabrication of your custom-fitted dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Conventional dentures are a full set of removable, artificial teeth that sit on top of your gums. We offer full dentures for patients who need a full arch replacement or partial dentures for patients who have just a few missing teeth that need to be replaced.
Dentures can even be combined with other treatments like Dental Implants for a more secure fit. When crafting your prosthetic teeth we take into consideration your unique facial anatomy in order to create a restoration that perfectly fits your smile. Get custom-fitted dentures at Melton Dental, designed to be more comfortable and secure.
Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can be quite harmful to your teeth and overall well-being over time:
- They can lead to bone loss
- Change the structure of your face
- Place additional pressure on your gums for chewing, which can be painful.
- Lowers your confidence
Our dentures are designed to prevent this from happening by imitating your natural teeth as closely as possible. Solutions such as our implant-supported dentures can even prevent bone loss and deterioration.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
Missing some or all of your teeth? Experiencing severe tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental abnormalities? Dentures might be the perfect fit for you! A simple consultation with our dentist will help determine if you are a suitable candidate for dentures.
Here are some signs (other than missing teeth) that dentures may be perfect for you:
The inability to eat certain foods can be a result of various dental issues such as missing teeth, tooth decay, cracked teeth, or gum disease. Detecting and addressing these problems early on can help prevent further complications. However, in more complex cases, dentures may be necessary to restore your ability to eat and enjoy a wide range of foods
Persistent toothaches, gum sensitivity, or discomfort can be indications of serious tooth decay that may require tooth extraction. In such cases, your dentist may recommend partial dentures or full dentures as a tooth replacement solution.
Shifting or Loose Teeth
Shifting or unstable teeth can indicate advanced gum disease and/or severe tooth decay. We may recommend periodontal treatment or tooth extraction to address the issue and prevent the infection from moving to surrounding tissue and eventually spreading to your bloodstream.
Once again, dentures are a great tooth replacement solution to consider if your teeth need to be extracted.
How are Dentures Beneficial for Your Health?
- Improves appearance– Replacing missing teeth provides support to the lips and cheeks and corrects the sunken facial appearance which occurs over time when teeth are not replaced.
- Mastication– chewing ability is improved by replacing missing teeth.
- Phonetics– Replacing missing front teeth improves your ability to speak and pronounce words.
- Boost in confidence– Patients feel better about themselves when they don’t have any missing teeth.
Types of dentures available at Melton
Complete (Full) Dentures
These are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaws.
These are worn by patients who are missing some of their teeth in the upper or lower jaws. Partial Dentures are typically held in place by metal clasps that fit around the anchored teeth. They can be constructed from Acrylic or Cast Metal (Vitallium).
Acrylic Partial Dentures
These are made of Acrylic or plastic material and flexible wire clasps. They are a more economical form of Partial Denture and they are usually used as transitional or temporary dentures. It is easy to add and modify these dentures if another tooth is lost.
Cast Metal (Vitallium) Dentures
These dentures are made of a metal framework, which accurately rests on and braces the natural dentition and surrounding soft tissues. They are rigid, thin, and more comfortable to wear. Vitallium Dentures are considered to be durable and permanent dentures.
This is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. It is used when a person does not have any teeth in the jaw but has sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implants. They are commonly made in the lower jaw because regular Complete (Full) Dentures tend to be less stable there.
- Impressions of your mouth will be taken to create custom-fitted dentures.
- While immediate dentures are available on the same day as extraction, conventional dentures may take up to 3 weeks to create and will be fitted in once your gums have healed after tooth extraction.
- Your dentures can be adjusted to your mouth during follow-up sessions.
Alternatives to Dentures
Dental implants are another great alternative to dentures. Dental implants offer a long-lasting, permanent solution for missing teeth since they are surgically implanted in the jawbone, whereas dentures are removable. It is important to note that dental implants may not be suitable for individuals with compromised gum health or weakened jawbones.
After-care tips for your dentures
- Remove food particles by washing your dentures with water.
- Use a soft toothbrush and denture cleaner to brush your dentures.
- Use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your gums.
- When removing your dentures for the night, keep them immersed in warm water to prevent them from drying out. Dentures with metal elements should be kept in a denture-soaking solution to prevent tarnishing.
With the right maintenance, your dentures can last up to 5 or 6 years before needing replacement. Over time, your dentures will also need to be relined for a more comfortable fit.
With years of experience providing quality dental care in Melton and surrounding areas, we guarantee to give you the best dental restorations for your smile. Call us for a healthy, functioning smile that will restore your confidence!
Call us at (03) 9743-4922 or Visit us at 447 High Street, Melton, VIC 3337.
Our hours are Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 8:15 am to 7 pm, Fri: 8:15 am to 6 pm, and Sat: 9 am to 12 pm.