So you wear a denture, and you hate it.
You find it uncomfortable, loose and unnatural to look at – and generally feel down in the dumps for having to put up with it. The good news is, it just doesn’t have to be that way.
Dentures come in all shapes and sizes, and unlike some of those images on Facebook memes, they don’t actually get pulled out of a bucket as a ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Dentures, whether they be full dentures (where you have no teeth) or partial dentures (where you are missing one, two or a few) need to be fitted with care and precision for maximum comfort, function and fit.
Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder. If you wear full dentures, you may want a bright, white ‘Hollywood smile’, or you may prefer something that looks more like your natural teeth did, with some character added to make them look ‘real’. With Partial dentures, we can make them blend in with your remaining teeth, so they simply look like real teeth that belong in the missing space. Natural-looking dentures are what we are about.
A smile can say so much about how others perceive you and how you feel about yourself. When you have a great smile, you inevitably smile more, which can enhance your confidence and your quality of life.
Denture wearers often make the mistake of not having regular check-ups with their Dental Practitioner to check the fit of the dentures and the general health of the remaining teeth and gums. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to oral cancers if not detected early, so regular checks should never be neglected. Sometimes a simple reline of the denture at your check-up will make the denture feel more comfortable and regain retention and better function. If your denture is loose and falling out, then a reline is definitely in order.
Implant over-dentures are also an excellent solution for full denture wearers. Lower full dentures are possibly the hardest type of denture for patients to tolerate, there is minimal retention on full lower dentures which can become frustrating and embarrassing when talking and eating, coughing or sneezing.
Implant over-dentures are just that, a denture secured over a dental implant. On the lower jaw, we can use as few as two implants with special retention attachments to secure the denture in place, the denture is removable for cleaning and hygiene, but very secure during masticatory function, speaking and other regular movements. Many various options are available for the upper jaw to achieve a similar result.
If you want to get rid of dentures altogether, you have the option to have 4 x implants placed in the jaw and an All-on-4® bridge placed within 24 hours of placement of the implants.
Having lived in Bondi my entire life, it gives me great pleasure chatting to other locals new and old. I would love to hear your story.
Please call for a free consultation with me. I look forward to helping you with a solution so you can smile naturally, comfortably and with confidence.
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