Adelaide Dentures: Full and partial dentures

Modern day dentures have advanced since the days of false teeth that could fall out when you sneezed or that made chewing difficult. With advancements in dental health and hygiene, the need to replace all of a patient’s teeth is lessening along with the options for people who need full or partial dentures increasing.

Options for replacing multiple missing teeth

If you need to replace broken teeth or teeth that have had to be removed, there are a number of denture options you can consider:

  • Bridges: If you have one tooth missing you may consider a bridging tooth (false tooth) secured to the teeth either side using a crown for each of the adjacent teeth.
  • Partial denture: For one or several teeth a removable plate worn in the mouth is an affordable option.
  • Full denture: If you require a complete set of upper or lower teeth, a full denture may be required. However, there are now improved ways to ensure that your new teeth stay secure, giving you confidence to do everything you normally do.
 With advancements in dental health and hygiene, the need to replace all of a patient’s teeth is lessening along with the options for people who need full or partial dentures increasing.

With advancements in dental health and hygiene, the need to replace all of a patient’s teeth is lessening along with the options for people who need full or partial dentures increasing.

Innovative advances in dentures

Traditional dentures: Artificial teeth are attached to a gum coloured plate which can be easily removed from the mouth. This is a very affordable choice, but does have some disadvantages. These dentures will need to be removed for regular cleaning and can often make chewing certain foods difficult.

Implant secured dentures: Partial or full dentures can be securely locked into position using two or more dental implants. Specially designed titanium bolts are secured into the jawbone and enable the dentures to be securely anchored into the mouth. While this is a more costly option, it provides significant advantages over traditional dentures. They feel closer to real teeth, provide far better chewing power, and are a safeguard against embarrassing ‘accidents’.

Full dentures and implants

The procedure for implant secured dentures is relatively simple and very safe. Firstly, the titanium bolts or screws are implanted in the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. This is done by a periodontist.

After allowing time for the bolts to bond with the bone, the full dentures can then be ‘locked’ into place. Your new dentures will look and feel like normal teeth. Most of our patients are delighted with the final outcome.

Which denture option is best for me?

Your choice of dentures will depend on how many teeth are missing, the health of your remaining teeth, your age and general health and, of course, your budget. We are very mindful of these issues and will discuss all your options so that you can choose which is best for you.

Call us on (08) 8346 3940 to book your consultation with one of the dentists from Adelaide Quality Dental.