When is the right time to get Dentures?

Dentures and/or dental implants are a necessity for a lot of people sooner or later but it's not always so evident and people often don't recognise the signs of failing oral health. To avoid serious problems you should be having regular visits with your dentist, this way your oral health will be at optimum levels and any issues with tooth decay and gum disease will be picked up early.

What are dentures?

Dentures are also known as "false teeth". You can have either a full or complete set of dentures or partial dentures.

Full dentures are removable devices that replace all natural teeth, and upper and lower arches if necessary. They are held by the gums, though it is possible to have a full denture retained by implants for increased stability. A full denture set is made from an acrylic base and either acrylic or composite teeth. A metal plate can also be inserted into the denture for increased durability.
Removable partial dentures replace one or more missing natural teeth, and is held by the surrounding teeth and gums. A customised partial denture can greatly improve a person’s ability to chew and speak clearly, and may also prevent natural teeth from shifting into the space created by tooth loss. At Esteem Dental Care, we offer acrylic and chrome partial dentures.
Implant retained Dentures are dentures that are secured onto a permanent dental implant, which offers the necessary support and retention for the removable denture. This allows the denture to stay in place while chewing and speaking, so you can have the confidence that the denture will not move in your mouth as you eat whatever you like.

How do you know if you need dentures or permanent dental implants?

Learn to recognise signs and symptoms of oral health decline and if you are ever unsure then make an appointment as soon as possible with your dentist and dentures specialist.

Signs and Symptoms you may need dentures or implants

  • Loose or shifting teeth

  • Bleeding, swollen, re or tender gums

  • Difficulty chewing certain foods

  • Frequency of severe tooth pain

  • Tooth loss

There are obviously many benefits of being fitted with dentures. Not only will it improve your own self-confidence if you have suffered with tooth decay or missing teeth but also with overall oral health. You will find it easier to eat, have clearer speech, improved clarity of mind due to the relief of pain, and of course, restore and revitalise your beautiful pearly white smile.

Esteem Dental Care in Ashmore on the Gold Coast provide many different types of dentures, including: Full dentures; partial dentures; flexible dentures, immediate dentures, dental implant retained dentures; as well as services for relines and repair, and professional denture cleaning.
The Esteem Dental Care team also provides mobile dental and prosthetist services for nursing homes throughout all of the Gold Coast. Our mobile prosthetist can perform examinations and try-ins of the relined or new denture in the residents own room where they are comfortable. All lab work is undertaken in our dental and denture clinic at Ashmore Shopping Plaza.

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