Denture Clinic Clayton
What are dentures?
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and gums. They are removable appliances that look just like natural teeth. With the right denture, you can restore the cosmetic appeal of your smile and also enjoy normal eating and speaking functions.
As the name suggests, complete dentures are recommended when you have all teeth missing and partial dentures are used when you are missing a tooth or a few teeth. At Waverley Denture Clinic, we make customised dentures to meet the needs of our patients all over Clayton and the surrounding area.
Types of dentures
Depending upon the material used dentures are often called different names, such as acrylic dentures, flexible dentures and metal based dentures.
Acrylic dentures are the most affordable, however are more prone to breakage than a metal based denture. Another shortfall of acrylic dentures is over time the denture can settle on the gums whereas metal based dentures uses a metal rest to hold the denture in its original position. This means that flexible and acrylic dentures are not really suitable for patients with gum disease. The most comfortable and most aesthetically pleasing denture is the flexible denture and they are more affordable than metal based dentures.
As the most reputable denture clinic in the Clayton area we provide free advice tailored to suit your individual needs and finances
Procedure of fitting dentures
Denture placement is a 4 step procedure:
Depending on the type of dentures required this process from beginning to end may take between 1-4 weeks.
Further it is quite common for additional adjustments to be required after the final fitting as the denture settles, or as you become used to the denture.
At our clinic these adjustments are charged with no “gap” fee so in most cases these adjustments are free.
Who is the right candidate for the dentures?
Caring for your dentures
Keep the denture clean: Just like your natural teeth, brush your dentures twice a day using a soft or medium toothbrush. We would also advise you to remove them after the meal and rinse them thoroughly with warm water.
Overnight protection: While it was previously recommended to remove your dentures and place them in a bowl of water in the evening it is possible to continue to wear them overnight provided they are kept clean as mentioned above.
Other products and services
Not only do we provide the dentures mentioned above we also make more specialised products such as implants retained over dentures and professionally fitted mouth guards.
We pride ourselves on providing affordable and appropriate service and advice in the Clayton area and encourage you to contact us so we can help you get the confidence to smile again.