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At Best Dental we take pride in sharing that all our dentures are manufactured in Australia

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic devices that are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). However, there are many denture designs, some of which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics). There are two main categories of dentures, the distinction being whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or on the maxillary arch.

Types of Dentures

Full Dentures:

Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are removable replacements for a patient’s entire set of teeth. They are completely customized and restore the shape and look of natural teeth.

Conventional dentures also improve mastication, which means you can crush, grind, and eat food normally again.

If your chewing functions were normal before denture placement, the functions will be much less than with natural teeth or implants. The lack of anchorage in the bone means you are not able to produce as much chewing force.

Many patients also develop speech impediments, such as a lisp, with complete dentures. This is due to the thickness of the material covering the palate (which is necessary and cannot be thinned). Some people adapt to it over time, while others do not.

Partial Dentures:

Partial Dentures are often the best option for many patients that are missing one or more teeth. 

Choosing the right partial denture will often come down to a patient’s individual circumstances. Your dental prosthetist will carefully assess your options and overall health to determine your suitability for different types of partial dentures taking into account several factors including:

  • Appearance

  • Oral Health and teeth structure

  • Feel, Grip and Stability

  • Oral sensitivity and allergic reactions

  • Financial considerations

  • Dexterity and control of the patient.

  • Support of remaining teeth

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