Riverside is your dedicated denture clinic in Noosaville, providing patients with the highest-quality dental restorations.
What are dentures?
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. With the support from dentures, you will appear youthful while being able to enjoy food and speak comfortably, just as if you still had your natural teeth.
Types of dentures
Full set of dentures
Where all your teeth have been lost, the need for high quality upper and lower dentures is the norm. Your caring dentist at Riverside Dental would be happy to provide this service. Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit. They are designed to fit within your mouth to help with routine lifestyle activities such as talking and eating.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
When is it time to get dentures?
Where one or more of your teeth have been missing for a long time you should know that tooth loss is a very common occurrence. While it’s not the most pleasant prospect, you are in good company, and thankfully you have options. Just because you are missing one or more of your natural teeth does not mean that you can’t have a beautiful, functional smile.
When not addressed, missing teeth can rapidly snowball into a range of other negative health effects including dissolving jawbone, movement of remaining teeth, and a sunken facial appearance. It’s in your own best interest to address any missing teeth quickly.
Dentures are one of the most common tooth replacement options, and they’ve been around for a very long time – since about 700 BC! In that time the design, comfort, aesthetics, and function of dentures have changed drastically.
Today, we are able to provide you with dentures that so closely resemble the look of natural teeth that many people will not even notice them. Advancements in denture design and technology have also provided us with options that can allow you to chew nearly as effectively as you were able to with your natural teeth.
How to care for dentures
- Don’t let dentures dry out – place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you’re not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause dentures to warp.
- Brush your dentures – brushing dentures daily will remove food and dental plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained.
- Take care of your mouth – brush your gums and tongue every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
- Consult your dentist – see your dentist at Riverside Dental if dentures break, chip, crack or become loose at your earliest convenience. Don’t be tempted to adjust them yourself — this can potentially damage them beyond repair.
How much do dentures cost?
The price of dentures is dependent on the type of dentures needed and the materials used. To further discuss the cost of dentures, contact your Sunshine Coast denture clinic, Riverside Dental today.
Where to get dentures?
At Riverside Dental we have a special interest in denture service, providing quality service for all patients. We want to be your dentist. We work in collaboration with our patients in pursuit of results that simultaneously meet our clinical standards and address the lifestyle and financial issues of each person. We hope to serve you and look forward to providing you with the very best dental care.