From partial to full upper or lower dentures
In the unfortunate circumstances where a tooth, or teeth are unable to be saved, a denture can be made to replace them.
There are different types of dentures to support your needs. From partial dentures which replace specific teeth, to full upper or lower dentures which can replace all of your teeth. We like to help you feel like your old self, and not advertise that you are wearing a denture.
We understand that this can be a sensitive area of discussion for some patients. At Azura we work closely with our technician to ensure the most natural looking, and comfortable dentures for you. We ensure that high quality denture teeth that have a lifelike finish to them are used to replicate a natural tooth finish as closely as possible. No plastic looking teeth here!
We realise that when it comes to dentures, it’s a very personal journey and one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. After a thorough discussion with your dentist about your desired outcome, we will start the process of getting your denture manufactured. This may include a digital scan or manual impressions, or in some cases both. We utilise the most advanced technology possible to ensure your denture is the right fit for you.
If you have ever had a denture in the past, you will be aware that they can take some getting used to. Especially when there has been a large change such as removal of several teeth at once, an illness, or sudden weight loss. All of these circumstances can change the way your denture fits and continues to fit. It can sometimes mean that there are a few appointments required, and some adjustments along the way to getting your denture just right. However, we are here for you every step of the way helping you throughout your denture journey ensuring we create the smile you want.
Frequently asked questions
On average we recommend replacing your dentures every 5-10 years. However this can vary substantially for different patients based on their individual circumstances. Many factors can impact the need for a new denture, grinding and clenching while wearing the denture at night can increase the wear on teeth and lessen the life of your denture.
Aging or weight loss or gain can change the shape of your face and gums and your old denture may no longer suit the changes or fit well. A denture may be dropped causing significant damage needing replacement and sometime the acrylic can age to be more brittle or look dull requiring a new set of dentures.
Over time denture teeth can wear and this may mean you can no longer chew or eat as well with them, as they flatten over time and use, you may require a new denture to replace the worn teeth so you can eat the foods you enjoy.
Aging or weight loss or gain can change the shape of your face and gums and your old denture may no longer fit well or if their current denture is simply becoming uncomfortable or trapping food underneath, you may need a reline.
If your denture is in good condition, we may be able to refit the fitting surface of the denture so that it fits like new. This is called a reline. If you have recently had a full clearance (all teeth removed) you will require a denture reline within 3-6 months of having your new denture. This is due to the changes in your gums during this time of healing. A reline is where the lining of your denture is renewed based off of a new impression from your current condition.
Unfortunately we can not make dentures with the Pensioner Dental Scheme program. For more information, please call us on 8353 8221
Ideally, you should remove your dentures each night to clean them and keep them in water or denture cleaner while you sleep. Not only does this help to prolong the life of your denture by removing any bacteria, but it also gives your gums a chance to rest overnight exposing them to oxygen to help them stay healthy. In some circumstances your dentist may ask you to wear your dentures at night. This is usually short term. If you are unsure if you should be wearing your denture at night, ask your dental professional.