Dentures

Sydney’s trusted clinic for dentures

Dentures are false teeth that are worn to replace missing teeth. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile. Dentures are custom designed to fit in your mouth, making them as comfortable and natural as possible. If you have missing teeth, wearing dentures can make eating and speaking easier. It can also avoid a loss of confidence in the way you look. A denture is usually a removable dental appliance replacement, but there are various types of dentures, from full to partial dentures and from removable to dental implants.

Permanent dentures

Dentures offer one of the most cost-effective methods for replacing missing teeth. However, if not fitted properly, removable dentures may start to loosen and shift over time, causing discomfort while hindering speech and eating. Prolonged wearing of removable dentures can also lead to jaw bone shrinkage.

Dental implants or permanent dentures are false teeth that are affixed to the bone in the jaw. These implant dentures are not removable like common dentures. That means that they feel exactly like natural teeth. There is no risk of them shifting or falling out. Plus, permanent denture implants can be placed where you need them. Whether it’s just one missing tooth or many.

Removable dentures

Removable conventional dentures are the most affordable option for individuals missing some or all their teeth – and are still a popular option. Customised dentures that look and feel almost like the real thing. Removable dentures allow you to eat more foods and function better than you would without teeth. They also help give you back the natural fullness in your mouth that teeth provide.

Full & partial dentures

As the name would suggest, full dentures, also called complete dentures, are used to replace a full set of missing teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Complete dentures can either be removable dentures or supported with implants. Similarly named after their use, partial dentures can be just one false tooth or replace multiple teeth, rather than missing all teeth. They are used when there are one or more natural teeth remaining in the jaw.

How much do dentures cost?

The price of dentures is dependent on the type of false teeth you need and the materials used. According to the 2017 national dental fee survey, a full upper and lower conventional denture in Australia can cost up to $3,870. For either an upper or lower denture (not both) the cost can be up to $2,000. Each denture solution is custom made and we can work with you to find a solution that suits your needs.

Taking care of your dentures

Dentures are made to last but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear and tear to retain your optimal smile. It is important to look after your dentures to keep your mouth healthy. Clean your dentures in the morning and before bed. You may also like to rinse them in cold water after meals.

Tips for cleaning your dentures:

  1. Take the denture out of your mouth.
  2. Brush all surfaces of the denture to remove food and plaque build-up. Use a denture brush with mild soap and water, or denture paste. Toothpaste is not recommended because it can scratch the dentures.
  3. Hold the denture gently but firmly. Do not hold the lower dentures at the ends as the pressure might cause them to snap.
  4. Clean dentures over a hand basin half-filled with water or covered with a towel. This means they won’t break if you drop them.
  5. Don’t forget to gently brush any parts of your mouth that are normally covered by the dentures with a soft toothbrush. This includes your gums and the roof of your mouth.
  6. Also clean any remaining natural teeth when you remove your dentures. Use a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles, and fluoride toothpaste.
  7. It’s really important to take your dentures out before you go to bed. Leaving your dentures out overnight gives your mouth a chance to rest and recover. It also helps to prevent fungal infections.
  8. After cleaning, dentures can either be kept in a cup of fresh cold water, or a clean dry container. Rinse dentures under fresh cold water before putting them in again.

Get your dentures at White Dental Clinic in Sydney

We can help you find the denture solution that suits you. If you are based in Sydney, we can see you at our Gordon Dental Clinic or our Chatswood Dental Clinic to discuss the different types of dentures and the options that are available.

Chatswood Clinic

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Hours

Monday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tue - Thu : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Phone

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

Chatswood Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

(02) 9411 6097

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Sat : 10:00am - 3:00pm

Phone

(02) 9498 7406

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

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