DENTURES

DENTURE SPECIALISTS AT VICTORIAN DENTAL GROUP.

CREATE A NATURAL AND COMFORTABLE NEW SMILE WITH A DENTURE

DO YOU NEED A DENTURE?

Are you missing some, or all of your teeth? This can have series impact long-term on the functionality of your bite, impact on other teeth, cause headaches, tension and even possible infection to other teeth.

Dentures can seem like a daunting process and commitment, but with modern denture technology, expert measurement and insertion by our Specialist Prosthodontist, this no longer has to be the case.

YOUR DENTURE SPECIALIST

Dentures at Victorian Dental Group are prescribed by our Dentists and/or Prosthodontists. A Prosthodontist is a dentist that after years of experience, conducted a further 3 years of study to specialise in the provision, rebuilding, and repair of smiles.  A Prosthodontist is a registered specialist with the Dental Board of Australia.

Our state-of-the-art Melbourne Dental clinic is home to both General and Specialist Dentists that will be with you every step of the way on your denture journey.

100% AUSTRALIAN MATERIALS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

We partner with Melbourne’s most advanced dental laboratories that utilise only the highest of quality materials to ensure a natural, comfortable, and aesthetically beautiful denture.

CUSTOM FITTING DENTURES

VICTORIAN DENTAL GROUP’s DENTURE SPECIALISTS OFFER A SUITE OF DENTURE OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

REPLACE MISSING TEETH WITH AFFORDABLE DENTURES OPTIONS

FULL COMPLETE DENTURE VS. PARTIAL DENTURE

A full complete denture replaces both the upper and lower teeth completely.

A partial denture can replace one or more missing teeth when remaining teeth are healthy. This type of denture type of denture that uses natural to stay in place.

METAL PARTIAL DENTURES

Metal partial dentures carry advantages over acrylic (plastic) partial dentures. Metal is much stronger than plastic, so it is made a lot thinner and smaller, meaning that your dentures won’t feel as bulky as the plastic ones. Another key difference is that the metal dentures are often better fitting, often stay in well, and feel more comfortable.

PARTIAL OVERDENTURE

A partial overdenture is a type of denture is similar to a partial denture, but it also uses natural teeth and remaining teeth roots to stay in place. This technique gives the denture greater support and retention, making it a more stable alternative to a traditional partial denture. The roots of these teeth will assist in retention and stability of the upper denture by distributing stress concentration between the teeth, retained roots and denture supporting tissues. The retained roots under the denture need to be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth to prevent dental decay and gum disease.

IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURE

This type of denture involves the placement of implants in the jaw and a denture that is made to snap on to these implants that will help stabilize and retain the denture.

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SIGNS YOU MAY NEED A NEW DENTURE

1. Difficulty chewing

2. Discomfort

3. Fit changes

4. Pressure sores

5. Speech Changes

6. Staining

7. Gum Irritation

YOUR PERSONALISED DENTURE PLAN AT VICTORIAN DENTAL GROUP

Booking a denture consult at Victorian Dental Group will include a full comprehensive examination of your current teeth and gums and the assessment of your suitability for a denture.

Your wishes and goals for your smile will remain at the forefront of your customised treatment plan, which will contain all available treatment options for you, and their associated costs.

CARING FOR AND CLEANING YOUR DENTURE

5 TIPS TO CARE FOR YOUR DENTURES

1.    Brush your dentures daily
Just like natural teeth, your dentures should be brushed morning and night using a brush and non-abrasive cleaner, such as soft hand soap. Do not use toothpaste to brush your denture as this can sometimes be too abrasive. You should always use a extra soft toothbrush also in order to ensure you do not damage or disturb any potential lining.

2.    Soak your dentures daily
Use a denture cleaning solution to soak your dentures to remove plaque (bacteria) and disinfect your dentures. It is important that this solution is suitable for dentures, unless it has been shown to be safe for denture, it should not be used.

3.    Leave your dentures out at night
When sleeping, remove your dentures from your mouth and keep them in a safe, dry place. This helps to allow areas of discomfort within the mouth to heal and prevent infection in the gums beneath the denture. If your denture continues to cause you discomfort, return to your dentist. 

4.    Visit your dentist regularly 
Return to your dentist for denture adjustments until you find it comfortable to wear. Visit the dentist regularly for general check-ups as well. Over time, the shape of your mouth can change causing your denture to no longer fit or function effectively. Your denture may need to be altered where it may be refitted or relined. It is also important to have regular check-ups so that the soft tisues of your gums can be checked for any signs of pathologies, such as abscesses or oral cancers.

5. Your dentist suggested denture adhesive 
Adhesives help to increase the retention and stability of your denture, which can make them more comfortable to wear. The denture adhesive can reduce the pressure and friction transmitted from the denture to the underlying gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Beware, these products may not work well if you have a dry mouth due to reduced saliva production (hyposalivation). 

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