Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace teeth lost due to injury or decay. Your dentist will fit the dentures specifically to your mouth so that they stay in place throughout the day. You’ll remove them at night for cleaning while you sleep, then put them back in when you get up in the morning.

Dentures may be secured to your gums with denture adhesive, though it is sometimes possible to anchor them to your remaining teeth. Call Holistic Dental Donvale today to learn more about getting dentures in Donvale.

Types of Dentures

There are two primary styles of denture, and the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs.

Full Dentures – This is the style with which most people are familiar. Many of us remember that grandparent or elderly family friend who would pop their teeth out to get a rise out of the kids. However, it is not just older individuals who can benefit from full dentures. Anyone who has lost all of their teeth or had them extracted can benefit too.

Partial Dentures – If you are only missing some of your teeth, following trauma to one side of your jaw, for example, you may only need a partial denture to replace the missing teeth. You can secure partial dentures with adhesive as you would full dentures, or they can be anchored to your remaining teeth.

If you only have one or two teeth remaining, it may make sense to have your dentist extract them ready for a full denture fitting, rather than the complicated task of creating partial dentures around just a few teeth. What’s more, the remaining teeth may be damaged or decayed, making it only a matter of time before they’ll need to be replaced as well. Your dentist can advise you on which course of action makes the most sense for your particular needs.

Caring for Your Dentures

Just because dentures aren’t your real teeth doesn’t meant that you don’t still need to take care of them; dentures need to be cleaned just like natural teeth do, only the methodology is different.

Because dentures are removable, you won’t need to brush and floss them while they are in your mouth. Instead, you’ll remove them at night and brush them on all sides. You can also use an overnight soak to keep them clean. It is still a good idea to clean your gums, tongue and the rest of the inside of your mouth to prevent plaque, bacteria and bad breath.

High-Quality, Affordable Dentures in Melbourne

At Holistic Dental Donvale, we are proud to provide full and partial dentures to those who need them, both in Donvale and throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. Our team of expert dentists can fit dentures to replace any teeth that you have lost over the years. If necessary, we can extract any remaining teeth to make room for your new dentures.

When you schedule an appointment with us, we’ll take the time to answer all of your questions before we get started. Call now to reserve your appointment to get fitted for custom dentures.

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