If you have lost multiple teeth, dentures are one of the most convenient options for restoring the appearance and function of natural teeth as well as supporting your jaws and face.
Visit Karratha Dental Care to talk to our highly experienced dentists about custom-fitted dentures and partial dentures.
What are the different types of dentures?
Dentures are made from acrylic and are shaped and coloured to look and feel like real teeth. Depending on how many functional teeth are still present in your mouth, your may be suitable for full or partial dentures.
Full dentures replace all the teeth in the mouth, and require any remaining teeth to be extracted. These complete dentures are fitted over the gums, with the upper denture covering the roof of the mouth and the lower denture only covering the teeth to avoid restricting tongue movements.
Partial dentures are used when multiple teeth need to be replaced but there are still several functional teeth remaining. These teeth anchor the dentures, which fill the gaps, restore the function and appearance of missing teeth, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
What to expect
During your consultation for dentures, our dentist will take an impression of your mouth to make sure your new dentures are a perfect fit.
If you need to have any teeth extracted, this can be done on the same day. It will take between eight and 12 weeks for your gums to heal ready for dentures to be fitted, and we provide temporary dentures that can be worn in the meantime.
Your dentist will demonstrate how to insert and remove complete or partial dentures and offer advice on how to care for your new dentures and your oral health. Following these recommendations will ensure the best chance of success.
Am I suitable for dentures?
Dentures may be the most suitable option if all or most of your teeth are missing, damaged or decayed.
If you still have a number of healthy teeth remaining, you may be suitable for partial dentures or you can consider other treatments such as dental implants.
Full or partial dentures may also be recommended if you experience frequent toothaches, if you have trouble eating or speaking, or if you have serious gum problems.
Arrange a consultation with our family dentists in Karratha to discuss whether custom-fitted dentures are the right option for you.