Dentures

Replacing teeth on a budget

Dentures have come a long way in aesthetics and functionality from what you remember your grandparents using. Modern dentures are more natural looking, stay in place better and are a more budget conscious option for replacing teeth.

A denture is basically a plate with artificial teeth that can fill one of more gaps in your natural teeth. We take moulds or x rays of your mouth and then have your denture custom made to fit your mouth and bite precisely. To keep your dentures in place and feeling firm, they might have clasps or wires to wrap around existing teeth if appropriate for your mouth. This can give you extra confidence that your dentures won’t come out while eating or talking.

Over the lifetime of your denture, you will need to have them relined due to changes or movement in your mouth and gums. This is simple and Mango Hill Dental can take care of any subsequent adjustments your dentures may need. If you don’t like the idea of dentures or of taking your teeth in and out, we can speak with you about other options like crowns, bridges and implants and if they will be appropriate for your situation.

Recovery
  • A new denture might take a couple of weeks to get used to
  • If it continues to feel uncomfortable or won’t stay in place, contact Mango Hill Dental to organise adjustments

*If you have had teeth removed to accommodate your denture, see the recovery and aftercare instructions under Extractions.

Aftercare
  • Treat your dentures with the same care as your normal teeth
  • Proper aftercare will help to prevent inflamed gums, bacterial and fungal infections or further loss of your natural teeth
  • It is recommended that you remove your dentures overnight, place them in a glass of water or denture cleaner
  • Stick to recommended relines to ensure the best denture fit ongoingly
  • Rinse your dentures after eating
  • Brush your dentures daily with a non-abrasive denture cleaner
  • Rinse dentures after soaking in denture cleaner before placing back in your mouth

*If you have had teeth removed to accommodate your denture, see the recovery and aftercare instructions under Extractions.