Often made from acrylic material, dentures offer support for facial structures as well as making chewing, talking and swallowing easier for patients with missing teeth.
What kinds of dentures are there?
Dentures are available in two kinds:
- Full dentures:
These replace all the missing teeth and can be worn on the upper and lower jaw
- Partial dentures:
These dentures fit against remaining teeth to replace those that are missing, and they prevent the remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps. These can be worn on the upper and lower jaw
What happens in a denture fitting session?
Denture design and fitting is completed over several sessions:
- First, the dentist will take an impression and registration of your bite. This will be sent to a laboratory to create a mould and samples
- Once a wax tester is made, you will have a follow-up appointment for a fitting. Your dentist will use this opportunity to make adjustments to the fit and shape, and check the colour-matching – some patients may need multiple appointments to achieve the perfect fit
- Once a mould has been created that you and your dentist are happy with, an order for the final dentures is made
What happens if I break or damage my dentures?
At Parramatta Dental Avenue, we can help repair your dentures, or order you a new set.
Offering a complete dental service, our dental clinic in Parramatta is a unique one-stop-shop for all your dental needs – so you can have your beautiful, pain-free smile.
If you would like to know more about dentures and whether they are the right option for you, please contact us today.