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Dentures in Menai

older woman holding cheeks smilingIf you have missing teeth, you may hesitate to smile or laugh in front of others. Fortunately, one of the best and time-tested methods of restoring one’s smile is dentures. These removable dental appliances replace missing teeth and improve aesthetics, oral health, and overall wellbeing.

What Types Are There?

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are suitable for individuals who have lost all their teeth. Made of acrylic resin, these dentures rely on suction to stay in place.

On the other hand, partial dentures are designed for those who are missing some but not all of their teeth. These appliances are more stable as they are supported by existing teeth and do not solely rely on suction. Partial dentures can also be crafted with a cast chrome-cobalt base, offering enhanced comfort and strength compared to acrylic denture bases.

What Are the Benefits?

There are aesthetic and oral health benefits to wearing dentures. These appliances provide an affordable option for those who feel self-conscious about missing front teeth to restore a complete and radiant smile. Additionally, when teeth are missing and not replaced, the remaining natural teeth may shift and collapse, leading to further oral complications. Dentures help maintain proper alignment and prevent such issues. Furthermore, having a full set of teeth allows for better chewing, promoting improved digestion.

What Does the Process Involve?

The process of getting dentures at Vision Dental involves several stages. First, accurate impressions or mouth scans are taken, followed by teeth selection. A prosthetic lab then fabricates the denture base and sets up the teeth to ensure optimal aesthetics and functionality.

The try-in stage allows patients to confirm the fit, aesthetics, and function before the final processing and fitting at the lab. The entire process typically requires 4-6 visits over a period of 1-2 months for complex cases. In emergency situations, a denture can be made within a week after initial impressions. Subsequent visits may be necessary for adjustments and fine-tuning as the dentures wear in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there foods I should avoid while wearing dentures?

While wearing your appliance, avoiding sticky foods that may dislodge the dentures is advisable. Excessive consumption of sugary foods can also contribute to dental decay around the supporting teeth. Additionally, it’s a good idea to avoid hard and chewy foods.

How long do they last?

The lifespan of dentures varies based on wear and tear. On average, your appliance should be replaced approximately every 10 years. However, it is essential for patients to consult their dentist regularly to assess the condition of their dentures and determine if replacement is necessary.

Does it take time to adjust to my dentures?

An adjustment period is normal. It may take a few weeks to adapt to the feel of dentures. However, wearing dentures becomes comfortable and unnoticeable once your mouth has acclimated to them.

Take That First Step Towards Restoring Your Smile

Find out if getting dentures is right for you. Contact Vision Dental today to book an appointment.

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* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Dentures Menai, Sutherland NSW | (02) 9543 4222