Dentures in Campsie
Dentures can be a convenient option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you only need to replace a few teeth or all of your teeth, it’s important to get the right fit.
If you choose dentures at Campsie Street Dental, our dentists can take impressions of your mouth to make sure your custom dentures will be a perfect fit. We’ll check their condition every time you visit for your regular check-up and give you advice about how to care for your dentures to help them last as long as possible.
Find out more about dentures and other options to replace missing teeth by making an appointment at our Sydney dental clinic. Call our friendly team on (02) 9718 7907.
What are dentures?
Also known as false teeth, dentures are a prosthetic replacement for missing teeth. As well as restoring the appearance of your smile, they also provide the same function as natural teeth when eating, speaking and supporting your facial structure.
If you choose dentures at Campsie Street Dental, our dentists will take a mold of your mouth and use it to create the base of the dentures, made from a plastic resin. We can then add prosthetic teeth to this base, designed to look as close to natural teeth as possible.
When placed inside the mouth, light suction holds the dentures in place. We’ll check that your new dentures are the right fit and make any adjustments needed to your new smile.
Types of dentures
Depending on how many teeth have been lost, we can offer either full or partial dentures.
Full dentures contain a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. They can restore either the upper arch or the lower arch, or both if you need to replace all the teeth in your mouth. If you still have any teeth remaining, these will need to be extracted before full dentures can be fitted.
Partial dentures are smaller appliances that can replace several teeth in a row. The molded support is designed to fit snugly between your existing teeth.
How to care for dentures
Just like natural teeth, dentures need daily cleaning to remove bacteria or leftover food from their surfaces. If you take your dentures out at night (which is recommended) or other times, they should be stored in water or a denture cleaning solution. You should also continue to clean your gums to prevent oral health problems such as gum disease.
We recommend replacing your dentures every 7-10 years, as over time they may start to lose their suction, which could cause them to loosen and not provide enough support to your face.
Alternatives to dentures
Dentures aren’t the only option for replacing missing teeth. During your consultation, we’ll tell you about all the treatments we offer so you can decide which is right for your circumstances.
A more permanent alternative to removable dentures is dental implants.
If you only need to replace one or more individual teeth, we may suggest a dental bridge.
Make an appointment
Book a consultation with our dentists to discuss dentures and other tooth replacement options today. Call us on (02) 9718 7907 or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.