Partial and Full Dentures
Getting dentures can be a big decision, regardless of what age you are or what you hope to achieve. While most people would prefer a dental bridge, dental implants or other (more or less) permanent solutions to fixing the aesthetic and health problems regarding damaged and missing teeth, denture procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years among patients and local dentists alike.
What Are Dentures?
You’ve probably already seen this type of dentistry product before many times, even as a child. Your grandmother or grandfather may have had a full or partial denture, and may even have displayed it in full view, so you could see its intricate construction up close.
While not providing the most pleasant view when they aren’t being used, full mouth dentures can be extremely useful. They are basically artificial teeth molded to the specific size and shape of a patient’s mouth and jaw. A partial denture may only be constructed for compensating for a few missing teeth, while full mouth pieces can be made for replacing aging teeth and allowing for increased biting force.
How to Determine If You Need Dentures
How do you know if you need a denture? The answer may seem straightforward at first, but with all the other dentistry procedures available, it isn’t always easy to choose to get a denture and ignore everything else. However, there are a few distinct situations when it is the preferred choice:
- You’re missing at least two adjacent teeth, or your teeth are damaged or aging, and you don’t have the ability to bite or chew as easily as you could in your youth.
- You have an aversion toward surgery or your doctor recommends against it for health related reasons.
- You’d like to restore the complete structure of your teeth without complex surgeries and procedures.
- You’d want to avoid future issues with decaying teeth, cavities and tooth damage by resorting to a more resilient alternative.
Deciding Between Full and Partial Dentures
There are several types of dentures that are worth mentioning, and depending on preference and necessity, you might opt for one or the other. Full dentures provide you with a full set of teeth, and they are often recommended for people who are missing too many teeth for any alternative to be considered. Partial dentures are available for people who still have strong, healthy teeth, but would like to avoid the cost and inconvenience of other procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures
Q: What are they made of?
A: The material of choice for a denture’s artificial teeth is usually porcelain or plastic. However, recently hard resin has also been used for the purpose of increasing durability.
Q: What should I know about denture maintenance?
A: Living with a denture requires great care. You have to clean and brush it regularly, removing damaging food particles, and the denture has to be kept in a special solution when it’s not being used.
Q: How much would a denture cost?
A: The costs may vary depending on the material, the construction and the type of denture you’re getting. At our clinic, however, we provide some of the most affordable and dependable dentures on the market.
Scheduling Your Free Smile Assessment
If you are ready to take the next step, call 08 6244 0089 and friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Furlan. You can also use our online appointment form below or visit the contact us page of our website.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.