Dental Problems Dentures Can Address
Having missing teeth can affect more than just your smile; it can also cause problems with chewing and speaking and can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Our professional team can custom-design dentures to match the patient's individual needs, whether they are looking for a full set of teeth or just a few replacement teeth. We use high-quality materials and the latest technology to create natural-looking dentures that blend with the patient's remaining teeth.
If you have problems with your bite, it can make it difficult to eat and speak properly. The dental professionals here at our family-friendly clinic can help you restore your bite and improve your oral health. If you're tired of living with a bite problem, contact Dentalcare of Forrestfield today to schedule a consultation.
Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced and Gentle Dentists and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
You can count on our clinic to make your denture exactly how you want it. We use the latest equipment, techniques, and methods to give each patient a beautiful smile! Our dedicated team uses advanced equipment and techniques to create a denture that matches your needs and preferences.
We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers
We know that exceptional dental care is important to you, and we want the experience of getting dentures to be comfortable and within your budget. With our compassionate dental team, patients can receive top-of-the-line dental service while still being able to take advantage of major health funds or payment plan options that will save them time and money.
We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients
If you are considering sedation for your next dental appointment, Dentalcare of Forrestfield might be able to help. Our relaxing, modern clinic will make you feel right at home and comfortable in the dentist’s chair while we work on putting a denture in!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Dentures are designed to fit snugly over the gums, with a custom fit specific to the wearer’s mouth. They can be made from different materials. Acrylic dentures are made of plastic while chrome-plated dentures are made of metal. Some dentures can also be a combination of both. The false teeth are set into the base, which can be made from various materials depending on the patient’s needs.
Furthermore, dentures not only replace teeth but also fill in any gaps left by missing teeth. This helps restore the mouth’s natural shape and prevent teeth from shifting and causing other dental problems. Dentures can be taken out and put back in by the wearer, making them very convenient.
While it is technically possible to sleep with your dentures on, it is not recommended to do so. Dentures need to be removed before sleeping for a few reasons.
- Leaving dentures in overnight gives dental plaque a chance to build up. This can lead to gum irritation and inflammation.
- Dentures put pressure on the gums and can cause discomfort if not relieved. Sleeping without dentures allows the gums to relax and recover from the pressure.
- Removing dentures before bed gives a chance to clean them thoroughly. If you leave them overnight, food particles and bacteria can get trapped between the teeth and gums, leading to bad breath and an increased risk of infection.
For these reasons, it is recommended to remove your dentures before going to sleep.
Loose dentures can cause discomfort and make eating and speaking difficult. If your dentures are loose, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist so they can be adjusted. Your dentist will correct the fit of your dentures so they’re comfortable and secure in your mouth. In the meantime, you can use adhesives to keep your dentures in place. You should see your dentist immediately if you have severe pain or difficulty eating. Loose dentures can also cause sores in your mouth, so getting them adjusted as soon as possible is important.
If you have dentures, you must have them relined from time to time. This is because your gums and bone change over time, and the dentures must be adjusted to fit them. Relining involves adding material to the inside surface of the denture, which helps improve the fit.
First, your dentist will take an impression of your gums. Then, they will use this impression to create a new base for the denture. Once the new base is ready, the dentist will check the fit and make necessary adjustments. Two reline materials can be used to improve the fit of a denture. A soft reline material can provide a more comfortable fit for patients wearing immediate or temporary dentures and help prevent gum irritation while the bones are still healing from extraction.
A hard reline material provides a more precise fit and is used for long-term purposes. It is firmer than the soft reline material and can provide more stability. Relining can be completed in a single visit. However, if more extensive work is required, your dentures may be sent to the laboratory for further adjustment.
There is an adjustment period when wearing dentures, but it is generally not painful. It may take some time to get used to wearing them, and you may initially experience some soreness or irritation, but these are temporary and will subside as you become accustomed to your new dentures. You can do a few things to help make the transition easier, such as using a denture adhesive and having a soft diet as you adjust to your new denture. With time and patience, you should be able to wear your dentures comfortably and enjoy all the benefits they have to offer!
The average cost of a complete denture in Western Australia is between $2,300 to $3,300. This price includes the upper and lower dentures. If a patient needs a single denture only, such as the upper denture, this may cost between $1,300 to $1,900. Denture cost differs based on the type of denture you choose and the materials used.
Our Dentalcare of Forrestfield team can provide you with a more detailed price of dentures upon scheduling an appointment. Your consultation will include an examination of your teeth and a discussion of your denture options.
The answer to that question depends on a few factors, including your specific insurance plan and the type of dentures you need. Many health funds offer some level of dental cover, and this may extend to dentures. However, it is important to check with your specific fund to see what is covered. Keep in mind that there may be waiting periods for dental cover. You can usually find this information on the health fund’s website or by calling their customer service line. That way, you can be sure you are getting the coverage you need.