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Dentures in Melton

Perfectly-fitted Dentures designed to restore your confidence!

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. 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 premium 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 with premium materials and techniques to fabricate your custom-fitted dentures.

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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 those 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 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
  • They have the potential to shift and tilt the adjacent teeth, leading to misalignment of your smile and issues with your bite, as well as wear and tear, cracks, and heightened sensitivity
  • Makes cleaning your teeth difficult, affecting your oral health

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?

Are you missing some or all of your teeth? Or perhaps you’re 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:

  • Difficulty Chewing
    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
  • Chronic Toothaches
    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.

Dentures are a great tooth replacement solution to consider if your teeth need to be extracted.

How are Dentures Beneficial?

Improves appearance

Replacing missing teeth provides support to your lips and cheeks and correcting the sunken facial appearance which occurs over time when teeth are not replaced.

Mastication

Chewing ability is improved by replacing missing teeth. This also improves your nutrition.

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.

Improves oral health

Dentures reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay by replacing missing teeth.

Types of Dentures Available at Melton

Complete (Full) Dentures

These are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in their upper or lower jaws.


Partial Dentures

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 dentures are made of Acrylic or plastic material and have flexible wire clasps. They are a more economical form of Partial Dentures, and 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.


Implant-Supported 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.


Complete (Full) Dentures

These are worn by patients who are missing all of their teeth in the upper or lower jaws.

Partial Dentures

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 dentures are made of Acrylic or plastic material and have flexible wire clasps. They are a more economical form of Partial Dentures 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.

Implant-Supported 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.

Our Denture procedure

  • The first step to getting dentures is to visit us for an initial consultation. Our friendly dentists will thoroughly assess your mouth and determine your eligibility for dentures.
  • 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 (if you’re getting your teeth removed).
  • Your dentures can be adjusted to your mouth during follow-up sessions.

Alternatives to Dentures

Dental implants are another great alternative to dentures. They 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.

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After-care tips for your dentures

  • Remove food particles by washing your dentures with water.
  • Try to rinse your dentures after every meal.
  • Use a soft toothbrush and denture cleaner to brush your dentures at least once daily to remove food and plaque build-up. Make sure to clean the grooves and all the remaining debris.
  • Use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your gums.
  • When storing 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.
  • Schedule regular dental appointments with us! Our dentists can check for proper fitting of the dentures to see if there is any discomfort.

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.

High-Quality Dentures in Melton

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. Custom-designed with high-quality materials, our dentures will give you a natural-looking smile; while restoring the functionality of teeth, giving you that much-needed confidence boost.