Over time, you may experience tooth loss due to various reasons such as the natural ageing process, dental decay, or gum disease.
Dentures are an affordable and convenient option to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. These removeable prosthetic devices are typically made from porcelain or acrylic and supported by the surrounding tissues of the oral cavity.
Dentist at Healthlink provides high-quality dentures in Townsville including full dentures and partial dentures in both upper and lower.
Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we create custom-made dentures to fit your mouth comfortably and match the colour and size of your remaining teeth.
If you have missing teeth, it’s important you don’t wait too long to replace them. Missing teeth have a far greater impact than just your appearance.
Gaps in your smile affect your mouth functionality and what we so often take for granted such as chewing, speaking, and biting abilities.
Missing teeth can also cause bone loss in your jaw, increase the risk of gum infection, and encourage premature ageing by allowing your facial features to sag.
Dentures can improve your smile and self-confidence, as well as restore full mouth functionality.
Fortunately, dentures are considered one of the most affordable options in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to improve your smile.
Dentist At Healthlink is a preferred provider for most major health funds, however the cost of dentures without insurance will depend on whether you require full or partial dentures, and upper, lower, or both.
For more information, speak to one of our friendly team members on (07) 4723 0624.
Whether you require full dentures or partial dentures will be based on the number of teeth you have missing and the condition of your remaining teeth.
Full dentures are required when you have no remaining natural teeth. This can be due to tooth loss over time or extractions if your remaining teeth were in poor condition.
If your dentist has performed extractions, you may have to wait a few weeks or months while your gum tissues heal before the full dentures can be placed.
Made from an acrylic base, full upper dentures fit comfortably under the roof of your mouth and full lower dentures fit into place in your lower gums. They can be designed to achieve your desired aesthetic and they can be held in place with oral adhesive or dental implants.
Partial dentures are required to replace just a few missing teeth. They’re designed to preserve the remaining natural teeth, prevent them from shifting, and encourage the jaw to maintain the correct alignment.
Partial dentures are custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth, which they attach to keep in place.
Dentures are designed to last many years for patients who maintain good oral hygiene with regular check-ups to our Townsville dentists.
Some patients believe that false teeth require little to no maintenance, however they require the same level of care as natural teeth.
If you have remaining teeth, it’s important that you continue brushing and flossing twice daily. You should also rinse and lightly brush your dentures (whether partial or full dentures) at least once a day.
If not cleaned properly, plaque and food particles can build up and increase your risk of notorious “denture breath” or serious issues such as gum disease.
Removing your dentures before bed gives your gums time to relax and avoids the dentures from being damaged.
To ensure they don’t dry out and lose their shape, keep your dentures in a glass of lukewarm water. Make sure the water isn’t too hot as this can also cause them to lose shape.
Partial and full dentures are designed to last many years with appropriate care. However, you will need to replace them every few years due regular wear and the natural age-related changes to your face and gums.
We recommend that you visit our team at Dentist At Healthlink for a yearly check-up to ensure that your dentures are functioning properly and well-cared for.