Denture Centre Melbourne
If you think you might need dentures, then look no further than Pinnacle Dental, The Dockland’s number one choice for dentures.
We provide quality dentures and are able to help you every step of the way throughout the entire process, ensuring that you end up with the million dollar smile you’ve always wanted.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures, also referred to as false teeth, are prosthetics that are used to replace missing teeth. If you find yourself in a situation where you require some, or all of your teeth to be extracted, that’s where our professional dentists can help you
Dentures are used to replace any of your teeth that have been removed.
Making the decision to get dentures can be one of the most important decisions you can make for your teeth.
Our team of dentists are experienced in producing dentures that feel comfortable and natural in your mouth and remove the uncertainty that this type of procedure can bring.
Our team of experts understand that if your dentures are made correctly, you will not only have a natural-looking smile, but you will also be able to chew your food with confidence.
Why Choose Us?
- We are a professional dental team with many years of experience working with dentures
- Our Docklands Dental Clinic has ample parking and is easily accessible by public transport
- We provide a wide selection of dentures to suit your needs
- Our caring and compassionate approach to dentistry provides with a strong level of comfort throughout the entire process
- We offer a wide range of dental services, not just dentures
- Our transparent pricing and flexible payment options make the process of obtaining dentures more affordable for you
- We offer a range of appointment times to suit your schedule
- We’re committed to providing top quality diagnostics and care so you know your dentures will last
- Our detailed advice and aftercare assistance to help you get used to and properly maintain your dentures
How Are Dentures Actually Made?
Dentures are made by taking an impression of your mouth, which is used to design teeth that will fit your gums and align with any remaining teeth in your mouth.
The impression is used to make a mould, which is filled with a special acrylic resin to create a hard, durable denture.
This initial mould is then tested against a model of your mouth to make sure that it fits properly and allows you to bite comfortably and effectively.
Extra care needs to be taken as occasionally during the manufacturing process, the mould can become misaligned.
If that happens then it will need to be remade because even small changes to the alignment can make eating uncomfortable.
In order to do this, the dentist uses an 'articulator' to simulate the workings of your mouth.
The articulator replicates your upper and lower jaw and is based on your unique jawline and biting motion to ensure a perfect fit.
You may need to visit the dentist a few times during this process, especially if you are getting a full set of dentures made.
This is to ensure that the fit is perfect.
For partial dentures, a combination of x-rays and 3D imaging can be used to model the teeth already in the mouth.
If you are using a removable denture, then once the fit is correct, the denture is ready to use.
If the denture is going to be an implant then it will need to be prepared so that it can be attached to an 'anchor'.
The anchor is a metal rod which is implanted into your jawline. The implant will require two rounds of surgery.
One round of surgery will be to drill a hole into the jawline and insert the anchor.
Once the anchor has healed in place, the second round of surgery involves the rod being attached to the tooth to hold it in place.
When Would You Need To Get Dentures?
You may need dentures if you have lost several teeth or if you have suffered from periodontal disease.
If you have already lost several teeth, then getting dentures can actually help to protect the teeth that you do have left.
If you have noticed that your remaining teeth are starting to shift, leaving gaps between them, then dentures can help with this issue.
One sign that you might need dentures, that is often overlooked, is if you suffer from indigestion.
While this isn't always a sign of tooth issues, some people who have problems with their teeth do not chew their food properly.
This means you are swallowing bigger pieces of food that are harder for your stomach to digest.
If you are worried about the health of your teeth, why not give us a call?
We would be happy to examine your teeth and give you an assessment as to whether you need dentures or some other form of treatment.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Both implants and removable dentures will eventually need to be replaced as they can wear out over time.
Removable dentures can be expected to last five to eight years with proper care.
You should have your mouth and your dentures examined annually.
It possible that your dentures may need to be replaced sooner if they are worn or fractured or have otherwise deteriorated.
The fit of your dentures can also change over time as your gums shrink or change shape.
Wearing improperly fitted dentures can damage your gums and increase your risk of suffering from infections.
This is another reason why it is so important to see your dentist regularly, even if you have full dentures.
If you are looking for a compassionate, professional and experienced dental clinic to help maintain a million dollar smile, call us at Pinnacle Dental today on (03) 9052 4422.