Dentures and Implant Dentures
Finding the ideal solution to missing teeth is a highly personal decision. At Randwick Dental Care, we believe patients should have choices. We are committed to presenting each option, and what you can expect from it, so you have the information you need to make a decision that meets your needs.
While dental implants are gaining in popularity, people with many missing teeth often choose complete dentures or partial dentures to restore their smiles.
Types of Dentures We Offer
We offer a variety of denture options to choose from.
Immediate dentures – Immediate dentures eliminate the inconvenience and embarrassment of going without teeth after extractions.
We plan for your immediate dentures before removing teeth, so that you leave our Randwick surgery with your smile intact. Regular adjustments during the healing process will improve fit and keep your denture comfortable until you are ready for your final denture.
Partial dentures – When patients have some remaining natural teeth, we use them to anchor a partial denture in place. Our dentists will design the partial denture to look natural and complement the shade of your teeth for uniform results.
Complete dentures – Edentulous patients need a full-arch solution to complete their smiles and improve dietary choices. If you have visions of boxy-looking false teeth, you will be surprised to discover that modern dentures look attractive and boast an improved fit over their predecessors.
Denture fit depends on a number of factors including the shape of the mouth and bone structure. For some patients, denture fit poses a challenge and adhesives are often unreliable.
Many patients who enjoy eating a wide variety of foods, have active social or professional lives or who want to avoid the worry of dentures that slip, shift or fall, choose implant-retained dentures to keep them in place.
By placing four to six dental implants per arch, dentures can lock-in and remain stable even when you chew and sneeze. Dental implants also slow bone degeneration and can benefit your long-term health.
A full evaluation by one of our dentists will determine if implant dentures are a solution for you.
Proper Denture Care Is Important
As with teeth, the minerals in saliva combined with food particles can form calculus that clings to dentures. Cleaning them thoroughly will prevent the growth of bacteria, which leads to gum disease and foul odours.
- Use only a denture approved cleanser
- Avoid hot water, which can distort dentures
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid abrasions
- Bring your denture to your dental check-ups
If you notice damage to your complete denture or the clasps feel uncomfortable on your partial dentures, contact us right away!
We Welcome You to Get in Touch
Dr Darren Scott, Dr Alexander Zogheb, Dr Cristina Lawrence, Dr Sean Dersch and Dr Brendan Scott will help you find the tooth-replacement option that gives you confidence in your smile.