A good denture is a denture you can forget is there. It should not cause any discomfort, embarrassment, or frustration, provide comfort and stability, and not compromise your oral health. Regardless of the type, we painstakingly ensure accurate measurements to ensure a perfect fit, and use highest grade materials to make it look lifelike.
Full (or Complete) Dentures are used when you no longer have any natural teeth in your upper (maxillary) or lower (mandibular) jaw. Not having any natural teeth left to support the denture means it’s fixed in place by suction power, so it’s absolutely critical that it fits inside your mouth perfectly.
The base material is composed of high-strength acrylic, and comes in a wide range of colours, styles, and shapes. With our advanced and precise manufacturing techniques, we can provide you a natural-looking dentures that can match the appearance of your gums and teeth.
Partial Dentures are used when you still have some of your own teeth, and need to replace the few that are missing. It’s removable, and is supported by your remaining (natural) teeth and gums. It can also be used to help reduce teeth drifting, and help keep your teeth in its original place.
There are two materials commonly used for partial dentures – acrylic and chrome. Don’t worry – our prosthetists will help you choose the one that’s right for you during the consultation.
Acrylic denture (upper)
Acrylic dentures are made by attaching denture teeth to an acrylic base plate, held in place with metal clasps to your existing teeth for stability.
Chrome dentures are made from cast metal framework. The denture sits on, or around, your existing teeth, and are attached by acrylic.
Our bodies change, as do our mouths. Prosthetists go through painstaking effort to make your denture fit in perfectly, but your gum or teeth may have changed shape since it was fitted. Potential health of your gums, any illnesses you may have, medical care you may receive, and any medications you take all can affect your gums and teeth, possibly resulting in an ill-fitting denture as your gums or teeth change their shape. Once this happens, the now ill-fitting dentures will shift about in your mouth, causing you pain and discomfort.
These changes are often small and imperceptible over time, so it’s often not easy to remember how your denture felt when it was fitted. We recommend visiting us for a reline every six months, or if your denture feels tight or loose in some places.
Dentures also suffer from wear and tear of use as they age, breaking or losing its fit. We can repair cracks, broken teeth, add additional teeth or clasps, or anything else that may be wrong with your denture. No two breakages are the same, so each repair is done by case-by-case basis to offer high-quality, professional repairs.
Most emergency repairs can be completed within the same day for your convenience, so we do not recommend you attempt to repair your denture yourself – some material or adhesives can irreversibly damage your dentures.
Dentures should also be professionally checked as well, just like your teeth. We use ultrasonic technology to clean, polish, and remove tartar from your denture with ultrasonic technology. This is followed up with specialised buffing tools and waxes to restore that glossy finish to your denture teeth and base.
It’s not expensive and relatively quick. We recommend it be done once or twice a year, just like natural teeth. And just like natural teeth, plaque can build up, possibly causing gum irritation, and form calculus that can harbour bacteria.