At Dentures at Varsity, we understand the implications that even the loss of a single tooth can have for a patient’s self-confidence. We specialise in the creation of high quality partial dentures at our Gold Coast clinic that possess the same qualities as natural teeth, enabling patients to eat, speak and smile again with complete confidence, once more. The authentic look and feel of our products allay any concerns that patients may have about getting prosthetic teeth.
Why Do Teeth Need to be Replaced?
Even the loss of a single tooth can have disastrous consequences for your existing teeth and have a dramatic effect on your overall oral health. When a tooth falls out, it causes the surrounding teeth to become crooked, upsetting the alignment of your upper and lower teeth. This can create difficulties when chewing, aggravating nearby muscles and causing pain in the temporomandibular joint.
The Benefits of Partial Dentures
Our range of premium quality partial dentures offer the following benefits:
- Thwart additional damage to existing teeth
- Prevent existing teeth from becoming crooked
- Revitalise your smile and improve your overall appearance
- Correct any speech issues attributed to the loss of teeth
- Ensure that eating food is a more satisfying experience
- Help protect against TMJ pain.
- An ideal solution for patients who still have natural teeth
- Can be easily removed and replaced
- Contain a denture base that closely resembles the colour of your gums
Dentures That Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth
All of our partial dentures are precision made and composed of the highest quality materials. Each set of dentures is meticulously arranged by hand, by our highly trained dental technicians who carefully fuse the teeth onto either a polymer base that closely replicates the colour of your existing gums or a lightweight alloy. Our prosthetic teeth emulate the look and feel of natural teeth, allowing patients to enjoy a renewed sense of self-confidence.
Our Partial Dentures
There are several options when it comes to Gold Coast partial dentures, we offer the following: cast metal, flexible & acrylic. The cast metal option and the flexible partials are our best partials.
Chrome partial dentures are stronger, less bulky and provides a great fit. This partial has a metal framework to which our on-site laboratory will attach higher-quality denture teeth. This is a great option for patient who like smaller appliances in their mouth, due to the strength these types of dentures do last a lot longer than acrylic partials.
Flexible partial dentures are made from a special material that gives you added comfort and fit. Ideal if you don’t like the feel of rigidity in your mouth and it’s a great way to have a seamless smile.
The Need to See a Prosthetist
When seeking to obtain a set of partial dentures, patients must first consult with their dentist. Your dentist will inspect your mouth to determine if there are any issues that need to be tended to, such as gum disease, tooth decay or tooth loss. Your dentist will collaborate with our dental technicians to devise a customised treatment plan for you. If it’s discovered that you do require dental treatment, our technicians will have to be certain that your existing teeth are able to support the kind of partial denture that you need.
Working with your dentist, we’ll be able to maximise the longevity of your natural teeth, using them to help strengthen and fortify your partial dentures. This close relationship guarantees the possible outcome for you. Your dentist will ensure that your teeth and gums remain in tip top condition and will advise you on how best to take care of your remaining natural teeth.
Before we create a set of partial dentures for you, the following will first be considered:
- Dental treatment required (if any) to be performed, before partial dentures can be inserted
- Identify any potential problems that may arise at a later date and require additional care
- Determine if gum disease exists and how this will affect the partial dentures
- The results of your dental x-rays
- Your dental history
- Which of your existing natural teeth can be used to fortify your dentures
- The type of partial dentures that would be best suited to you (including materials)
- How long your partial dentures will last before need to be replaced
For more information about our partial dentures, please contact our Gold Coast clinic today.
No referral is needed in order to see our dental prosthetist, in fact generally we are a great first port of call
We pride ourselves on providing the most realistic, aesthetic and functional dentures on the Gold Coast. In most cases it will be very difficult for people to tell that you are wearing a denture
Generally moving from an old generic type denture to one of our premium custom dentures, no speech should be altered. However, if it’s your first time wearing a denture it is not uncommon to experience some speech changes. Within a short time and with practice all, your speech with return back to normal
In most cases getting use to a new denture depends on what changes and improvements have been made to the new one from the old prosthesis. We always suggest an adjustment period of one to two weeks before things start feeling normal again.
We understand that all our clients would love to jump straight in to that beautiful steak and chips dinner after receiving a new set of dentures. However, there is always a small break-in period for new dentures. We recommend starting slow with smaller bites until you get use to your new teeth.
The top denture stays in place with muco-compressive suction and the bottom denture can be much the same if the mandible allows. Generally, though, the bottom denture works off stability and grip more than suction, as the tongue is connected to the floor of the mouth.
We generally recommend getting a denture relined every 2.5 years and recommend replacing your dentures every 5-7 years. The mouth changes around 5-7% every year and a properly made denture has slight wear and tear every year. Therefore, it’s crucial to get a refresh to prevent any jaw related issues in your mouth.
Yes, any kind of denture can be adjusted, if you feel the need to get your dentures adjusted just call in and we can help you out.
Yes, partial dentures can be relined, in order to booked in for a reline, we need to get you in early so that the denture can be ready for you in the same day. This process requires and impression to be taken within the mouth using your existing denture and we replace the entire base to make the denture fit perfectly.
Depending on the age of the denture, it’s either time to reline the denture or think about replacing it with a new set.
There are many different ways to clean your dentures. We always recommended soaking them overnight in a denture cleaning tablet and gently brushing them clean morning and night. This will help prevent any plaque build up and help maintain a healthy oral hygiene.
We pride ourselves at Dentures at Varsity to have the most customisable denture. We have all the techniques and materials readily available to provide you with the most realistic denture. Starting from gum tinting, rugae design to even placing fillings on certain teeth for extreme realism. The options are endless!
In most cases with a new set of denture glue is not necessary, however in some cases where there is no bone on the lower mandible, we do recommend using it for added security. However, it is always a great option to ask us about lower implant dentures.