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Full and Partial

Full and Partial
Dentures to Replace Missing Teeth

Get a New Smile Fast with Partial
or Full Dentures

Having one or more missing teeth can affect both the function and appearance of the teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentures can provide a natural-looking and long-lasting solution. Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They’re designed to resemble natural teeth and are custom made to fit comfortably in the mouth. At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we offer a variety of denture options to meet our patients' needs, including full dentures, partial dentures and implant-supported dentures.

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.

Why Choose EBDG for Dentures?

At East Bentleigh Dental Group, our dentists are committed to providing patient-centric care. We understand that each patient has unique needs and preferences, which is why we work closely with you to create a personalised treatment plan for cosmetic dentures. Our state-of-the-art technology and techniques ensure the highest standard of care.

The Impacts of Missing Teeth

It can be common for people to lose one or more teeth, especially as they age. Missing teeth can cause difficulties in chewing, affect a person’s self-esteem, result in deterioration of bone, weaken the jaw, and even increase the chances of other teeth being loss. It can also result in a form of dysfunctional occlusion known as Dental Distress Syndrome (DDS), where the upper and lower jaws have a dysfunctional relationship. A major cause of DDS is missing one or more teeth, causing symptoms such as pain and tenderness, dizziness, headaches, fatigue and even hearing loss. For these reasons, it’s important to seek advice and treatment from a dentist. A partial or full set of dentures can help to prevent further issues from developing as a result of missing teeth.

The Common
Causes of
Missing Teeth

The Common
Causes of
Missing Teeth

The Common
Causes of
Missing Teeth

Full and Partial Dentures

There are many reasons why a person may be missing one or more teeth, including:

  • Dental trauma / injury
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Severe infection

How to Prevent Losing Teeth

The best way to prevent tooth loss is to visit your dentist regularly for dental check-ups and cleans. Maintaining optimal oral health by brushing twice daily and flossing daily can also help to keep your teeth and gums in a healthy state and minimise the risk of tooth loss. It’s additionally good practice to wear a mouthguard when taking part in contact sports to prevent any impact to the teeth.

Home Remedies

While no home remedies are available to replace missing teeth, certain remedies can be useful in the immediate aftermath of losing a tooth until you can get an appointment with your dentist for cosmetic dentures. These remedies include rinsing with warm salt water to prevent infection and applying a hot or cold compress to alleviate pain.

How Dentures Work

Dentures are custom-made to fit each patient’s mouth. The process begins with an initial consultation, where our team will examine your mouth and determine the best dentures treatment plan. We will take impressions of your mouth to create a mould, which is then used to create the dentures. Once the dentures are made, we’ll fit them and make any necessary adjustments.
At East Bentleigh Dental Group, our dentures are classified as partial or full:

Partial Dentures

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.

Full Dentures

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 Procedure for Dentures

The procedure for each type of denture may vary, but typically involves the following steps:

  • Initial consultation – Our team will examine the patient’s mouth and determine the best treatment plan.
  • Impressions – Impressions are taken of the patient’s mouth to create a mould for the dentures.
  • Fitting – The dentures will be fitted and any necessary adjustments will be made.
  • Follow-up appointments – Our team will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure the dentures are fitting properly and to make any necessary adjustments.

The Benefits of Full and Partial Dentures

Full and partial dentures offer many benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance – Cosmetic dentures can improve the appearance of a patient’s smile and facial structure.
  • Improved speech – Missing teeth can affect speech, but dentures can help patients speak more clearly.
  • Improved chewing ability – Dentures can improve a patient’s ability to chew food and enjoy a variety of foods.
  • Improved oral health – Dentures can help support the surrounding teeth and prevent them from shifting.

Suitability of Dentures

Dentures are a suitable treatment option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. They’re also a good option for patients who are unable to undergo more invasive treatments, such as dental implants.

Types of Dentures

  • Traditional full dentures –These are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They’re typically made from acrylic resin and are held in place by suction.
  • Partial dentures – These are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They’re typically made from a combination of metal and acrylic and are attached to the remaining teeth with clasps.
  • Implant-supported dentures – These are held in place by dental implants, which are surgically placed in the jawbone. Implant-supported dentures offer improved stability and support compared to a traditional full set of dentures.
  • Permanent dentures – These are fixed in place and cannot be removed by the patient. They’re typically attached to dental implants and provide improved stability.

Alternatives to Dentures

Alternatives to dentures include dental implants and dental bridges. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone and offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental bridges are anchored to the surrounding teeth and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.

Dentures Aftercare

Proper aftercare is important to ensure the longevity and functionality of both full and partial dentures. It’s important to clean dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner. Dentures should also be removed at night to allow the mouth to rest. To ensure the dentures are fitting properly and to address any issues that may arise, regular dental check-ups are recommended.

Contact EBDG Today

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. If you have any questions about flexible full dentures, partial dentures or any of our other dental services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to provide personalised advice to meet your unique dental needs. We also offer payment plan options and health insurance rebates.


Explore the answers to common queries about our dental services in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. From appointment scheduling to post-treatment care, find the information you need to make your dental experience with us smooth and informed.

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There are many different types of dentures available that cater to different needs and budgets. At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we offer partial and full dentures in a range of materials, including resin and porcelain.

Wearing dentures for the first time can feel uncomfortable initially, but our dentists will ensure a proper fit and make any necessary adjustments so that your dentures feel completely comfortable.

For ultimate comfort, our clinic recommends flexible dentures. These dentures are made from a soft resin material and hug the contours of the gum in order to prevent the sensation of pressure.

It can take a few weeks to get used to wearing cosmetic dentures, and during that time, you may experience some discomfort or irritation. However, with practice and patience, most people adjust to wearing full and partial dentures comfortably.

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.

No, it is not recommended to sleep while wearing dentures. Removing your dentures while sleeping gives your gums the opportunity to rest, helping to prevent irritation, inflammation and other complications.

Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, partial dentures could be a good option for you. Our dentist will examine your teeth and mouth in order to determine the most suitable option.

There are a number of steps involved for maintaining dentures, such as removing and rinsing them after eating, brushing them daily to keep them clean, and removing them at night and keeping them moist to retain their shape. Your dentist will be able to provide you with further maintenance tips that are tailored to your specific type of dentures.

Dentures typically last for 5 to 10 years, depending on their quality and how well you care for them. If your dentures become loose or uncomfortable, it may be time to consider replacing them.

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