Dentures

Molonglo Dental Surgery

Are you too embarrassed to smile because of missing teeth?

Don’t worry. We’ve got the right dentures for you. Call our friendly team at Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222.

Dentures

If you are struggling with a tooth loss condition, common signs include smiling less and constantly feeling the need to cover your mouth whenever you smile, talk or laugh. If that sounds like you, it may be time to get a denture. Applied as a removable or fixed prosthetic, dentures offer an affordable and minimally invasive method of restoring the appearance of your original teeth.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we supply custom designed dentures that fit in your mouth cavity based on your precise measurements. Committed to the health and aesthetics of your smile, we use quality prosthetic materials and clinically proven methods to make sure that all our dentures meet the high standards of safety, hygiene, and efficacy.

Looking for dental professionals that supply a customised denture solution? You have come to the right place.

For more information on our range of Denture solutions, call our friendly team at Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222.

What type of denture should I choose?

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we offer a comprehensive range of denture solutions that cater to a variety of tooth loss conditions. Whether you are looking for a fixed, removable, full or partial solution, we’ve got the right denture for you! Our dentures are available in different material combinations, sizes, shapes, and colours to suit the individual.

Dentures essentially consist of two components: The artificial teeth and the acrylic or metal plate (i.e. denture base) that holds the denture teeth in an arch-like formation and fits them to the underlying gums of the patient. Dentures may be categorised by design, type, application, and function. They can either be worn on the upper jaw, lower jaw or both simultaneously.

Here are the different types of dentures, in terms of function and application:

Complete Dentures: Sometimes referred as full dentures, these are recommended for the completely edentulous patient, in cases where all the natural teeth are missing.

Complete dentures are able to provide more stability and retentive strength due to their ability to spread out the maximum load across a larger surface area. With the back of the denture placed in the roof of the mouth, denture retention is also better secured by suction.

Partial Dentures: This type of dentures is required when only some of the natural teeth are missing. Depending on your specific requirement, partial dentures may either be used as a removable or fixed solution. Wire clips or claws that extend from the appliance and wrap around the supporting teeth are often incorporated to help secure partials in place. This type of prosthetic is often recommended for patients who have lost one or two tooth due to an injury or accident.

Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are placed in the mouth soon after tooth extraction, hence the term “immediate”. Also known as temporary dentures, this type of dentures allows the patient’s gums to heal and settle down while awaiting standard dentures to be constructed at a dental lab. They also provide pain relief and a layer of protection over the exposed sockets during the healing period.

Implant-retained Dentures: This type of denture offers the most stable and permanent form of teeth replacement. Embedded in your jawbone, implant-retained dentures will not shift and slide from the position the way removable dentures sometimes do. For more information, please refer to the page on Dental Implants.

Do you know that dentures not only help to cover an awkward smile, they can also improve dental hygiene, eating, and speech?

For more information on our range of Denture solutions, call our friendly team at Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222.