What are Dentures, How Much are Dentures and How do Dentures Work?

As we age, the condition of our teeth deteriorates and we can lose one or more teeth to decay. It’s common for seniors to require dentures at some point in their life, but the decision to get them can be confronting for some. In reality, there is not much to fear when you’re at this life stage. Modern technology ensures dentures are of high quality and that they’re long-lasting and comfortable. In this blog post we answer the questions: What are dentures? How much are dentures? And how do denture treatments work?

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable false teeth that are worn to replace missing teeth. Modern artificial teeth are usually made of acrylic and are designed to match the hue of your other teeth. The base of the implant is called a plate and is usually made of acrylic or metal. Denture devices can be removed as needed to brush or during sleeping time. They are available either as full or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth need to be restored.

Missing teeth can cause facial muscles to lose their elasticity which can make a person appear older than they actually are. With full oral support from dentures, you will appear youthful while being able to enjoy food and speak comfortably, just as if you had your natural teeth.

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

The price of denture devices depends on the materials used and the number of teeth that need replacing. For example, full dentures cost more than partial varieties and chrome-plated dentures cost more than acrylic plates.

How Do Denture Treatments Work?

In most cases, treatment begins with a thorough check-up where your dentist will evaluate your current dental condition and advise you regarding the best options for your situation. This involves a full dental examination. For partial dentures, sometime X-Ray imaging is needed to verify whether remaining teeth are strong enough to support the device.

Your dentist will then take an impression of your mouth and will then work with you to customise the size, shape and colour until the device blends in seamlessly and are comfortable to wear. This sometimes takes multiple visits to the dentist.

Immediate dentures will be manufactured on the same day as your appointment. Conventional varieties will take two to three weeks to be fully manufactured.

Contact Meadowbank Dental

If you are missing a tooth or two, or even more than that, please call Meadowbank Dental today to schedule an examination of your teeth and a fitting session. We will ensure you are comfortable and confident with your new smile and will teach you how to look after devices properly following their application. Call us on 02 8057 1086 or contact us via our contact page to book an appointment today. We’re available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.