Dentures

Dentures can be a suitable option to replace some or all missing teeth. At Mildura Family Dental, we understand the importance of a thorough examination before deciding if dentures are suitable for you. While we do not make dentures on-site, our experienced team can assist with the initial stages of the process, including taking teeth out if necessary.

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During your consultation, our dentist will examine your mouth to determine the best course of treatment and discuss the different types of dentures available. Factors such as the condition of your existing teeth and gums, your bite, and the underlying bone structure will be taken into consideration. Generally, dentures are made in stages and may require 2-4 appointments. However, in certain cases, an immediate denture may be fitted immediately after extraction. Regardless of the type of denture, our team is committed to ensuring you receive the best care and support throughout the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are typically made of acrylic resin and can be full or partial, depending on the extent of tooth loss.

You should clean your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap or denture cleaner. Avoid using hot water, which can warp or damage the dentures, and always rinse them thoroughly after cleaning. Be sure to also clean your mouth and gums regularly to prevent infection.

The lifespan of dentures depends on the type, quality, and care of the dentures. Typically, dentures can last 5-7 years before they need to be replaced or adjusted.

Broken dentures may be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair difficult. Contact Mildura Family Dental to organise the repair.​

Yes, you can eat with dentures, but you may need to make some adjustments to your diet and chewing habits. Avoid hard, sticky, or tough foods that can damage the dentures or make them uncomfortable to wear.

Initially, dentures may affect your speech, causing you to slur or mumble. However, with practice, your speech will improve as your mouth adjusts to the dentures.

It may take some time to get used to wearing dentures. Start by wearing them for short periods, gradually increasing the time each day. You may also experience some discomfort or soreness initially, but this should subside over time.

Yes, dentures can be repaired if they are damaged or broken. However, it's important to have any issues addressed by a dentist or denture specialist to ensure proper fit and function.

Yes, there are several alternatives to dentures, including dental implants, bridges, and partial dentures. Talk to your dentist to determine the best option for your needs and budget.

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It will take a while getting used to the new dentures, time and patience is needed. Speaking and eating will be affected and all patients go through this process of adapting to their new dentures. Dentures may cause soreness in the first 24 hours, if the soreness persists, please contact us as the dentures may need slight adjustments, this can be done at the practice.

It is important that you still have regular dental examinations even if you have no natural teeth, as the dentist needs to look for changes in your gums and the underlying bone. At Mildura Family Dental we will also check your tongue, throat, cheeks & lips for infection or signs of oral cancer.

Most dentures are removable, however in some cases implants are used to support or fix the denture in place. Depending on the situation and your preference, some of the non-removable alternatives to dentures include bridges and implants.

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