Whether you're only missing a few teeth or you want to replace all of your teeth, dentures could be a convenient and affordable tooth replacement option for you. In the past, dentures have carried a stigma of being bulky and loose-fitting, however today’s dentures are modern, slimline and can be carefully designed to be natural looking and well-fitting.
If you want to know more about dentures and other treatments to replace missing teeth, our experienced dentists in Mount Lawley can recommend the best options for you. Call (08) 9227 8777 or book an appointment online.
High-quality and well-fitting dentures designed by an experienced dental technician or Prosthetist can be a suitable treatment option for replacing your missing teeth.
Weigh up the pros and cons below, to help you make a better informed decision about wearing dentures:
Here are some of the disadvantages of wearing dentures:
Dental implants provide better support for full denture wearers and are often the preferred treatment option, especially for lower dentures because they can dislodge easily. There are many advantages to choosing implant-supported dentures over suction dentures, including:
Modern dentures can replace any number of missing teeth.
They may be attached to the mouth by suction, by clasps attached to remaining teeth or secured by dental implants in your jaw.
At Mount Lawley Dental, we offer:
If you decide to replace missing or damaged teeth with dentures, our dentists will take impressions of your mouth to be used to design your replacement teeth.
We'll arrange a fit appointment when your dentures are ready so we can check that they look and fit well and make any adjustments.
If you need to have teeth extracted before getting dentures, your gums should be allowed to heal before dentures are fitted, or they could feel loose or tight when swelling in your mouth reduces.
We will place temporary dentures and make periodic adjustments so you can still eat normally while your gums heal, though we'll advise you about which foods to avoid.
Wearing dentures is a big change, especially full dentures, and it may take a few weeks or even months before you get used to them.
Even well-fitting dentures may rub and feel sore for a time, but if you experience more severe pain, swelling or bleeding, please contact our dentists for a check-up and so we can make adjustments.
Dentures should be cleaned daily using denture cleaning solution and water and it's important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep gums and any remaining teeth healthy.
During your regular check-ups, our dentists check your dentures and make any adjustments or repairs as needed.
Our Head dentist, Dr Dave Norcross consults for and provides implant-supported dentures at our dedicated implant clinic, Perth Dental Implant Centre.
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The cost of modern dentures in Perth varies depending on the type of dentures you choose and the number of remaining teeth to be removed.
Costs can range between $1800 and $4000 approximately, depending on the quality of the dentures and the experience of the dental technician or prosthetist making them.
Dentures can be made from a range of materials, the most common being high impact acrylic. The quality of acrylic you choose will affect how much your dentures cost, what type of care they need and how long they're expected to last.
Fitting dentures doesn't normally involve oral surgery, unless you're having a complex tooth extraction. If you're having teeth extracted, we offer a range of sedation options and can provide immediate dentures or temporary dentures to wear while your gums are healing.
We recommend keeping track of some foods to avoid while wearing dentures, these include:
Basically anything hard, sticky, likely to stain or foods with small pieces. If a denture-wearers diet isn’t for you, perhaps consider a more permanent teeth replacement solution like dental implants.