Affordable & Natural-Looking Dentures in Cockburn
At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer a wide range of dental health services for patients who have lost teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, facial trauma, or other reasons. Our goal is to provide high-quality dental care with a personal touch so that each patient feels comfortable during their visit and confident about the dental treatment advice recommended for them. We offer affordable dental prosthetics that look great and feel comfortable right from day one! We also offer a payment plan so you don’t have to worry about out-of-pocket costs.
Benefits of Dentures
1.) A tooth replacement option for everyone
2.) Maintains your facial shape
3.) Gain confidence
4.) Simple maintenance
Cleaning dentures is simple since they are removable. Keep your teeth free of plaque and bacteria by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and using a dental cleansing solution.
Common Dental Problems that Dentures Can Fix
Dentures are used to replace teeth that have been lost due to dental decay, injury, disease, or old age. The main goal of dentures is to improve the strength and appearance of your smile by replacing missing teeth with artificial ones.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
The impact of tooth loss goes beyond your mouth. Missing teeth can change how you eat, affect how you speak, make it difficult to enjoy certain foods, and impact your confidence in everyday activities. Tooth loss can also cause changes in facial appearance, giving the appearance of being older.
Traditional dentures are removable appliances that can help restore your beautiful smile and confidence. The goal of this dental care treatment is to replace the function of your teeth as well as their aesthetics. Dentures enable you to eat, speak, and laugh with ease while giving you back your beautiful smile.
Someone who is missing all their teeth
People can gradually lose teeth with age, or lose them in an accident or due to disease. A complete denture may be fitted to both the top and bottom arches of these patients, making a complete denture an excellent option.
A patient who has several missing teeth but not all
There may be times when denture patients don’t get a complete set of teeth. An individual who has lost several teeth but not an entire row may opt for partial dentures. The teeth match the surrounding teeth, resulting in a natural-looking smile.
A patient who has teeth that are damaged, broken, or unhealthy.
Prosthetic teeth can help patients who have lost all of their teeth due to an accident, gum disease, or other dental issues. In some instances, replacing missing teeth and supplying dentures rather than restoring them yields a better result.
If you are thinking about getting removable dentures, you should contact a dentist to see if they are the best option for you.
It takes several dental appointments and several weeks to create dentures. Following an initial consultation with your dentist or prosthodontist, they will do the following:
- Take a series of dental impressions of your jaw and measure your jaws to get the exact measurements.
- Construct models, wax forms, and plastic patterns that mimic the shape and position of the dentures to be made. Before the final denture is cast, this model will be tried on several times and its colour, shape, and fit will be assessed.
- Create a final denture.
- It will be adjusted as necessary.
By wearing removable dentures, you will finally be able to eat and speak more comfortably. However, if you don’t clean your removable dentures daily, you risk developing dental issues, so make sure you perform proper denture care. The following are the typical denture cleaning methods:
Soak dentures overnight: Soak your dentures overnight to keep them in good condition.
If possible, soak the denture in water for at least eight hours or in a mild denture cleaner solution. However, dentures should not be placed in hot water because this might cause the base to deform permanently. Moreover, do not use chlorinated solutions because they may corrode metal attachments.
Rinse well after soaking:
After soaking your dentures, thoroughly rinse them before placing them back in your mouth to ensure that all traces of the solution have been removed. If ingested, these solutions can induce stomach upset, burns, and pain.
Clean dentures every day:
Daily denture cleaning can help avoid tooth and gum issues that harm one’s oral health. All-day exposure to biofilm, debris, food particles and germs on your dentures will result in tooth or gum disease. Use a gentle toothbrush or soft denture brush to clean them, as overly abrasive cleaners can damage dentures. Additionally, dentists do not recommend whitening toothpaste containing peroxide because the product may discolour the dentures.
Rinse removable dentures after eating:
Rinsing under running water after eating will remove food particles. While cleaning the denture base, be sure not to bend or damage the clasps. Place a towel on the counter or fill the sink with water before handling dentures, just in case they fall.
Routine dental examinations
A dental check-up is a routine procedure that the family dentist can perform to ensure your mouth is healthy. A dentist will also make sure that your false teeth are correctly fitted so that you do not experience discomfort.
Use a pain relief gel: Topical creams and gels may provide temporary pain relief when it’s most needed. Apply these externally to sore areas around your mouth or on your gums.
Use saltwater rinse: Oral pain can be effectively treated with salt. Add one teaspoon of salt to 1 glass of warm water. To soothe inflammation, you should remove your denture before swishing the salt mixture in your mouth for up to 30 seconds.
Sleeping without dentures: If your dentures are causing sores in your mouth, try sleeping without them. Before going to bed, take off your dentures to give your gums a chance to rest from the strain.
Take over-the-counter pain relievers: Taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, can significantly reduce any inflammation in your mouth.
Have good oral hygiene: One of the most effective ways to decrease canker sores and avoid any irritation or infection is to maintain good dental hygiene. Brush your dentures regularly and immerse them in a denture cleaner to prevent bacteria from forming.
In some cases, permanent dentures may not be put in place until six months after a tooth is removed. It could take three months or even longer for the dentures to fit well. If your gums don’t get better, your dentures won’t fit right.
During this time, your gums will heal, and you will need an immediate denture. The dentist will give you this one while you are waiting for the traditional one.
Pricing for permanent dentures depends on their type and what denture material they are made of. Chrome-plated dentures are more expensive than acrylic denture teeth, and complete dentures are more expensive than partial dentures. A complete upper and lower denture (item 719) may cost around $4,000 in Australia. In the 2020 National Dental Fee Survey, it is estimated that an upper or lower denture (not both) may cost up to $2200.
Types of Dentures Price Range
Complete upper and lower dentures: $2538 – $3550
Complete lower denture: $1393 – $2200
Complete upper denture: $1393 – $2200
Chrome partial denture: $900 – $1700
Flexi partial denture (Ezifit): $900 – $1300
Acrylic partial dentures: $700 – $1000
Implant-Retained Denture To be quoted