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Dentures

Dentures Richmond

Dentures are removable dental replacements that are used to fill in spaces of multiple missing teeth. They are the most affordable option and can be used as a temporary or permanent solution for anyone who wants to restore a full set of teeth. Here at Elevate Dental Richmond Melbourne, we offer several denture solutions for our patients.

 

Why Dentures?

 

Many patients prefer dentures because they are an affordable option to replace missing teeth. Filling in missing teeth can have a significant impact on one’s self-esteem and appearance, as they can fill out the face for a more youthful appearance. And dentures are removable, making them easy to clean and care for.

Dentures are removable dental replacements that are used to fill in spaces of multiple missing teeth. They are the most affordable option and can be used as a temporary or permanent solution for anyone who wants to restore a full set of teeth. Here at Elevate Dental Richmond Melbourne, we offer several denture solutions for our patients.

Why Dentures?

Many patients prefer dentures because they are an affordable option to replace missing teeth. Filling in missing teeth can have a significant impact on one’s self-esteem and appearance, as they can fill out the face for a more youthful appearance. And dentures are removable, making them easy to clean and care for.
Michael N

Had a great experience at this office. Really happy with the results, and looking forward to visiting regularly!

Michael N

Types of Dentures

 

Elevate Dental offers different denture solutions with materials such as acrylic, chrome or Valplast, which is a thermoplastic nylon material used for those with allergies to other materials. The following are the types of dentures we offer:

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Removable Partial Dentures are replacement teeth that are fitted onto a base made of either cobalt chrome or acrylic. Each removable denture is custom made for the patient’s needs and designed to replace a series of missing teeth, but not all teeth. The chrome base is thin and light, which provides comfort, while the plastic base offers affordability and ease of use.
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Immediate Dentures are ideal as a temporary solution, so you never have to be without teeth. These are created and provided the day that teeth are removed, and mainly used to replace front teeth for aesthetic purposes. Immediate dentures can help the gums heal quicker from tooth extraction and allow the patient to maintain normal functions like eating and clear speech. When you come to us for Immediate Dentures, we will do follow-up appointments to reline and adjust them as your gum changes shape from healing.
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Implant-Supported Dentures are a more costly but permanent denture solution. In this case, a patient may receive an Immediate Denture, allowing normal function while we prepare the supported dentures. This type of teeth replacement uses a series of titanium implants that are permanently fitted into the bone, and the denture will then fit onto the implants. This allows for a natural feel and function without the need to remove them for cleaning or during normal activities.
When you visit our team of experienced professionals at Elevate Dental, we will do a thorough examination to see which denture is best. And with your input, we can find the solution that best suits your needs.

Benefits of Dentures

 

Dental technology has come a long way, and modern dentures provide a number of benefits, such as:

They are the most affordable option to replace multiple missing teeth
A quick and healthier replacement option for teeth that cannot be saved
When replacing damaged and decayed teeth, the patient benefits from improved oral health and physical health
Dentures restore smile and face shape for a more youthful appearance
Dentures can decrease the rate of bone loss from missing teeth
Modern dentures are natural-looking in shape and colour
Replacing missing teeth can improve speech
Modern dentures allow you to eat most of the foods you used to eat before missing or damaged teeth

How it’s Done

 

The procedure to get dentures depends on what type of dentures you choose.

Immediate Dentures are usually done in two appointments in the same day; during a morning visit we take a mould of your mouth, then in the afternoon we will remove the necessary teeth and provide the custom-made denture.
Removable Dentures will require more work, and result in three or more appointments. This is because we require time to build the middle frame, custom make the teeth and fit them properly. We may need to make adjustments in future appointments as you get used to your dentures and begin to have preferences about the fit.

How it’s Done

The procedure to get dentures depends on what type of dentures you choose.
Immediate Dentures are usually done in two appointments in the same day; during a morning visit we take a mould of your mouth, then in the afternoon we will remove the necessary teeth and provide the custom-made denture.
Removable Dentures will require more work, and result in three or more appointments. This is because we require time to build the middle frame, custom make the teeth and fit them properly. We may need to make adjustments in future appointments as you get used to your dentures and begin to have preferences about the fit.

Who Wears Dentures?

 

While dentures are usually associated with mature patients, younger people and even children may benefit from wearing them. Here’s why:

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Missing teeth need to be replaced, and if you cannot afford dental implants, dentures may be the perfect, temporary or permanent option.
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Children have accidents and sometimes may have a tooth knocked out. But since the child’s mouth and jawbone are still growing, a dental implant or other permanent restoration may not be the best solution. But a partial denture can be used as a temporary fix so the child doesn’t suffer from self-esteem issues that may develop due to missing teeth.
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Dentures are a solution when a decision is made to switch from bad teeth to dentures for any adult. This may be done because the teeth cannot be saved or they cause too much pain. In this case, dentures can improve health since very unhealthy teeth are often a source of infection that can spread throughout the entire body.

Caring for Dentures

 

Caring for your dentures is similar to caring for your natural teeth. They do have to be cleaned and maintained regularly, and just like your natural teeth are subject to staining from tobacco, coffee and tea. Your dentist will provide specific steps to caring for your dentures along with which toothpaste and soaking solutions to use. The following are some general steps to caring for dentures:

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Maintain regular brushing and cleaning like natural teeth
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Soak the dentures in water as soon as they are removed; this is especially important for acrylic dentures to keep them from drying and cracking
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If you notice buildup on the dentures, use a denture cleaning solution recommended by your dentist
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If you do not have a denture-soaking solution, use warm water with a dash of vinegar and soak for 1 hour, then scrub off deposits
With proper care, most dentures can last 7 – 10 years. Fortunately, dentures are affordable and many people have no problem replacing them when needed.

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If you have missing teeth and are thinking about dentures, schedule a visit with us today. We will do a full dental exam and evaluation and together we can find the best dentures for you.

Call Today

If you have missing teeth and are thinking about dentures, schedule a visit with us today. We will do a full dental exam and evaluation and together we can find the best dentures for you.
Rua W

Went this afternoon for an appointment after not having been to the dentist since god-knows-when. The team booked me in at a time that suited me, were really easy to deal with, the process was simple and I was in and out (with a filling and an x-ray) within my hour lunch break. Dr James was really good and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed (even when I panicked over the big anaesthetic needle). The cost was really reasonable and I am definitely going to recommend to everyone.

Rua W

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