At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we understand that you want results as quickly as possible, which is why we offer one day denture procedures that can give you a completely new smile in just a few days. Our full and partial dentures are lightweight and customised to the individual’s mouth shape for maximum comfort.
Dentures are classified as partial or full, with an impression of the patient’s mouth being made for a customised fit. Both full and partial dentures are available from East Bentleigh Dental Group.
Partial dentures replace a small number of teeth and help maintain the position of existing teeth. They’re suitable for people who still have some natural teeth left, helping to fill in missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture involves replacement teeth being attached to a gum-coloured base made from plastic, which can then be freely inserted and removed from the mouth by an individual. Implant supported dentures can also be made for those who might only have dental implants rather than natural teeth.
A full set of dentures replaces an entire set of teeth (upper or lower) to allow a person to once again enjoy the foods they love. Once all teeth have fallen out or been removed and the gum tissue has healed, a set of flexible full dentures can be fitted. Like partial dentures, full dentures also involve replacement teeth being attached to a gum-coloured base that fits into the mouth.
The replacement teeth in dentures can be constructed from a number of materials, with porcelain and acrylic resin being the most common options. Porcelain teeth have a very natural appearance and can be colour matched to existing teeth, making them a good choice for partial dentures. Porcelain also lasts longer than resin, as it’s a harder material. However, resin can also be a good choice for both full and partial dentures, especially for those on a budget.
Your dentist will be able to outline the pros and cons of each material to help you choose the best dentures for you.
Yes, it is possible to consume food while wearing cosmetic dentures, although this can be challenging to begin with. It can take several weeks before it feels comfortable to eat with dentures, but there are steps you can take to make this transition easier. Some suggestions include eating soft foods, cutting food up into small pieces, chewing slowly, and avoiding foods that are hot, sticky or sharp-edged.
At East Bentleigh Dental Group, our dentists are happy to answer any questions you may have about full and partial dentures, as well as implant supported dentures. To learn more or enquire about the best dentures for your needs, contact us today to arrange an initial consultation.