A full denture replaces all of the natural teeth and the associated tissues and is supported by the gums. Full dentures are removable but can also be retained by implants inserted by a Dental Surgeon for better stability and function. Once the implants are in place your Dental Prosthetist can fit the dentures over the implants.
Full Lower Dentures – Something you should know.
It can be quite a confusing time when you first start the process of having full dentures made.
The lower full denture is particularly problematic because of the anatomy of the lower jaw and tongue. Unlike the upper full denture that achieves suction the lower full denture can often move around when eating or talking causing distress.
Whether you are an experienced denture wearer looking to have a new set or if you are new to denture wearing there is a variety of different construction techniques being marketed as a way to solve this problem.
However, no two mouths are the same and therefore no one system works for everyone. Over the decades of running a successful denture clinic we have attempted to salvage many dentures made under a rigid construction system by other practitioners which did not work for that individual.
The only definitive way of getting the optimum outcome is to see a Dental Prosthetist who is highly skilled at assessing each patient’s distinct oral cavity and using the technique that will work for them. This involves skills, not only in the more practical laboratory elements of construction, but more importantly in having an innate ‘eye’ for individual design, appearance and eating function. Well balanced, individualised design, considering both the upper and lower jaw combined anatomy and function, is the tried and true way of ensuring that you can successfully wear a lower full denture.
At Dentures Direct Ballina we do not rely on just one system of construction over another as our focus is on our patients and what will work for them. We pride ourselves in designing aesthetically pleasing, well-fitting and functionally successful dentures that are as unique as you are.
A partial denture is also a removable appliance replacing one or more missing natural teeth and associated tissues. It is supported by the natural remaining teeth and gums and can be made with acrylic in the same way as a full denture or with a cast metal framework. A partial denture is a very cost effective and successful way to replace missing teeth without going to the expense of having implants
Dentures Direct Ballina is dedicated to making your denture repairs in Ballina as affordable and as fast as possible that’s why we offer same day service for repairs wherever possible. Denture breakage can be due to underlying problems including age, worn teeth, poor fit or accidents. So as part of our repair process we offer a free assessment of your denture to ensure that you are getting optimum function. Remember to never repair dentures with super glue yourself as it is poisonous and damages your dentures.
Over time there are often tissue changes in the mouth causing the gums to resorb and shrink. This can be due to many factors such as loss of weight, loss of bone, loss of teeth, aging or illness and these tissue changes compromise the fit and function of the denture. A reline involves taking an impression of your existing denture and adding new base material to the gum surface of the denture to refit it firmly in the mouth. A reline does not change the appearance of the denture in any way. It is recommended that dentures are relined every few years to ensure good function and to keep gums healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
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