Dentures full and partial

A denture is a removable dental appliance used to replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

By replacing missing teeth denture can enhance both function and aesthetics of your smile. Here at MVDC dentures are available in two forms:

complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from moving and shifting.

Complete denture – used when there are no teeth

Partial Denture – used when there are remaining teeth


What are Dentures?

Dentures consist of a prosthetic way of replacing missing teeth. Teeth are attached to gum colour plastic base, which is held by a metallic frame. Partial dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. They are highly viable treatment option for those with few remaining teeth, as they will prevent these from drifting and changing position

Do dentures look natural?

Your dentist at MVDC together with an advanced dental laboratory will construct and create custom made dentures, taking into consideration your jaw shape and size as well taking into account the shape, size and colour of your existing teeth and any other individual needs. The highest quality material will be used for a realistic appearance and a full functional smile. Every single detail will be considered so that you can enjoy and use your denture every day without a worry and with a beautiful natural smile.

Things to consider

When using dentures for the first time or if you have just replaced your old dentures you might go through an adjustment period.

This can include:

  • Difficulty adjusting to eat with denture
  • Increase production of saliva
  • Temporary change in speech when pronouncing certain words
  • Mild feeling of discomfort, while the muscles adapt as they need to keep the denture in place
  • Minor soreness, irritations and ulcers
  • Some patients suffer from mild gagging reflex
  • Temporary swallowing difficulty

It does take time to adapt and adjust to wearing dentures, however with time and patience you will eventually get used to them and will feel confident when speaking, eating and smiling. Always, talk to your dentist if, you are experiencing difficulties or discomfort with your dentures.

Dentures come in full & partial options, but sometimes a dental bridge might solve your problems too.

Denture FAQ’s

There are two types of dentures.

  1. The first is known as ‘complete dentures ‘or ‘full dentures’ and is used in cases where all teeth need replacing. As the name suggests, the prosthetic is for the entire set of teeth.
  2. The other is ‘partial dentures’ where only some of the teeth need replacing.

Cleaning your dentures is important.

You should clean your dentures daily to mitigate plaque build-up.

Simply use a soft toothbrush with water and soap – or denture paste – over a sink to clean it.

On top of this, you should give them a deep rinse using effervescent tablets every now and then as well.

Don’t forget to brush your tongue, palate and gums morning and night as well before you put your dentures back in.

If there is a major build-up of plaque, then you should dip your dentures into a glass full of water with a small amount of vinegar.

You should avoid using regular toothpaste on your dentures as the chemicals contained within them are not meant to be used on such prosthetics.

As a result, this can damage the dentures. If your dentures are damaged or break, then do not attempt to repair them yourself give your local dentist a call asap.

We strongly recommend to not sleep with your dentures in. You will not wear your shoes and socks 24/7 because your feet need a bit of breathing, same thing happens with your gums, if you wear your dentures 24/7 you can risk having a gum infection that can later affect the health of your gums.

During this time, you can store them in a glass of water, or use this chance to clean them using denture cleaning effervescent tablets.

Increased saliva production is one thing that you will notice as well as altered speech.

It will take some time to get used to having prosthetic teeth so you’ll have to be patient as initial pains and sores will arise.

Try to stay away from overly solid and hot foods, as your tissue heals and becomes acquainted with your dentures.

A good way to tackle new dentures is to cut your food into smaller pieces making them easier to chew and eat.

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Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
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