Losing one or more teeth can be a traumatic experience, but with advancements in dentistry, there’s no need to live with the gap. Dentures provide a simple and effective way to replace missing teeth, giving you back your confidence and your smile.
Complete Dentures procedure
Initial consultation and examination
Our experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your oral health, discuss your specific needs and expectations, and take impressions or digital scans of your mouth setting the foundation for creating custom-made dentures that fit comfortably and enhance your smile.
Denture design and fabrication
Once your mouth has been assessed and the necessary measurements and impressions have been taken, our skilled dental laboratory technicians will use advanced techniques and high-quality materials to design and fabricate your dentures.
Fitting and adjustment
Once your dentures have been crafted, we will schedule a fitting appointment to carefully place the dentures in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper fit, comfort, and functionality.
Ongoing care and maintenance
After receiving your complete dentures, our dental team will discuss proper cleaning techniques, regular check-ups, and periodic adjustments to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your dentures.
Partial Dentures procedure
Consultation and examination
Our experienced dentists will assess your oral health, discuss your specific needs and preferences, and take impressions or digital scans of your mouth, setting the foundation for creating custom-made partial dentures.
Design and fabrication
Once your mouth has been evaluated and the necessary measurements and impressions have been taken, our skilled dental laboratory technicians will use advanced techniques and high-quality materials to design and fabricate your partial dentures.
Fitting and adjustment
Once your partial dentures have been crafted, we will schedule a fitting appointment to carefully place the partial dentures in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit, allowing you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence.
Ongoing care and maintenance
After receiving your partial dentures, our dental team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for and maintain them, through regular cleaning and proper oral hygiene practices are essential to keep your partial dentures in optimal condition.
Caring for Dentures
Clean dentures daily
It is important to clean dentures daily to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. Use a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner to gently clean your dentures. Avoid using hot water as it can damage the dentures. Rinse your dentures thoroughly after cleaning.
Handle dentures carefully
Dentures can be delicate and may break if mishandled. When cleaning or handling your dentures, make sure to do so carefully and over a soft towel or water-filled sink to avoid damage in case they slip out of your hands.
Soak dentures overnight
It is recommended to soak your dentures overnight in a denture cleaning solution or water to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out. Make sure to rinse them thoroughly before wearing them in the morning.
Dentures in Sydney (Full & Partial)
If you’re searching for a reliable dentist for dentures in Sydney, look no further.
Our experienced dentists at TLC Dentist are fully trained and keep up with the latest advancements in dentistry to ensure a comfortable and precise fit for your dentures—to provide you with a smile that looks and feels natural, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again.
Caring for your dentures
Proper care and maintenance are important for ensuring the longevity and functionality of your dentures. As well as to look after your overall oral health and prevent gum disease.
To care for your dentures, you should:
- Brush your dentures twice daily with a soft-bristled brush and a denture cleanser or non-abrasive toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque.
- Always rinse your dentures after eating.
- Soak your dentures overnight in a denture cleaner to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out.
- Handle your dentures carefully to avoid damaging them.
- For full denture users, remember to continue to use a soft toothbrush to massage and clean your gums.
Limitations of dentures
Please note, that while dentures can easily provide a cost-effective solution for replacing one or two entire rows of teeth (or a few teeth) it does have its limitations, especially when compared to dental implants.
For example, dentures provide no ‘root’ to the tooth or jaw, which is important to help preserve and protect the jaw’s bone density. There is also a bit of an adjustment period needed to get used to the feeling.
As always, the dentists at our denture clinic will always provide you with a professional assessment and advice to help you understand what your best options are for replacing teeth. We always seek to save and restore your natural teeth (such as with a root canal treatment) instead whenever possible and see extractions as an emergency last resort.