Nth Geelong Phone
03 5272 1879
203 Thompson Road, North Geelong, Vic, 3215
We offer same day repairs.
Dentures usually break for a reason and generally most breakages are because people keep their old dentures well beyond their use by date or that the denture is ill fitting. We need to find out why the denture broke in order to provide you with the best outcome.
Broken dentures are not just glued back together. There is a process that needs to be follow, disinfected, sometimes a plaster model is needed, we prepare the denture by grinding out the broken parts and re cure it with new acrylic and then it goes in the curing pot. Once this is all done it is trimmed and polished.
Chrome Dentures are made from cast metal and considered of all the different types of denture to be the one most suited to being used as a permanent partial denture because it is one of the strongest available metals that does not irritate the mouth.
The chrome partial denture is superior to plastic partial dentures and your gums will stay healthier because the pressure of your bite and the chewing forces that you use when eating, is shared between the gums and any teeth which are remaining.
In some cases you may be able to have an open palate because with chrome dentures, there is less material covering the soft tissue in your mouth, this also allows you to taste better and improve detection of hot or cold temperatures.
Partial dentures – are made when there are some teeth missing, but other teeth remain. The denture replaces only the teeth that are missing. These dentures can be made from plastic, metal or a combination of both. They usually have little metal clasps which rest or grip on the natural teeth to hold the denture in place. It is important for your remaining teeth to be in good health, to support the part denture.
Immediate dentures may be considered, when you do not wish to be without teeth for two to three months. Denture measurements begin before the teeth are taken out, so that the dentures are ready to be put in at the same time your teeth are removed. Changes to the bone after the teeth are removed may cause the denture to become loose over time and it may need to be adjusted within a few months to improve the fit.
Complete dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth. They sit on top of the gums.
Same day relines. If your denture is loose, ill fitting or you have had natural teeth extracted and your denture put straight in, a reline will tighten the fitting surface.
These are dentures that are supported by or attached to dental implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and tends to fit less firmly. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants providing better retention and can be done in either the top of bottom jaw.
This denture retention system utilizes 2 or 4 implants depending on the location. On the top
jaw a minimum of 4 implants are required to be placed. On the lower jaw, as little as 2 implants can be placed to see a noticeable difference in fit and function.
Both children and adults can protect themselves from nasty knocks, bumps, jaw injuries, broken and loss of teeth and even concussions which could lead to some enormous bills - by wearing a mouthguard whilst playing sport (but not just any mouthguard) We are able to manufacture the type of mouthguard recommended by the Australian Dental Association, which fit exactly onto the teeth, do not move and allow you to breath freely and after a short time of adaptation, to speak normally. They are available in a great range of colors and patterns, and are displayed in our clinics.
Studies have proven that the "boil and bite" mouthguards which can be purchased from chemists and supermarkets are as effective as not having a mouthguard at all!
Make the small investment to ensure your teeth are protected during physical activity today.
Flexible dentures are a kind of partial denture, but these ones are made of different materials than ordinary partial dentures. Most flexible dentures are made of a thin thermoplastic such as nylon, compared to the thicker, more rigid acrylic used in full dentures.
Caring for your dentures and your mouth
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: