Frankton Dental

Dentures & Partials

Are you seeking a solution to missing teeth? People just like you have trusted tooth replacement with dentures for decades. You will be happy to know that modern dentures are much more attractive than dentures of the past. We create highly esthetic and comfortable dentures to help our patients eat a more varied diet and to address the cosmetic concerns of missing teeth.

Types of Dentures

Dentures are a removable prosthetic used to replace some or all of your natural teeth. They come in three standard types:

Conventional dentures – we fit these after the healing of your gums post-extractions. 
Immediate dentures – As the name suggests, we provide immediate dentures during the healing process. Immediate dentures will require several more fittings than traditional dentures, as the shape of your jaw and gums will change during the healing process, but they have the advantage of providing teeth immediately following extractions.
Partial dentures –Partial dentures complete your smile when only some of your natural teeth require extractions. Partials anchor to your remaining natural teeth.

Adjusting to Denture Use

When you are first fitted for dentures, you may have to wear them all the time, including while sleeping. This will allow your dentist to quickly find spots that need to be reshaped due to discomfort or irritation. After the dentures are properly fitted to your jaw, dentures can be removed at night.

While dentures are not real teeth, you will want to care for them as if they were. Clean your dentures to remove food particles and plaque. You will also need to place your dentures into lukewarm water or a denture cleaning solution any time you remove them from your mouth. Hot water can warp dentures, so be sure to avoid it!

It can take some time for your mouth to adjust to the shape of dentures. At first it may feel awkward and bulky to have the appliances in your mouth, but over time, you will become accustomed to your dentures.

Contact our office for more information on whether dentures are right for you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Thank you for your ongoing support, we hope you are safe and well in this uncertain time.
This week we have our reception staff working from home with remote computer and phone access at Level 3. We will be able to respond to your voice message within 24 hours and we are starting to take bookings for an anticipated level 2 from Monday the 18th of May.
Existing bookings will be honoured and missed appointments will be prioritised according to urgency. This week for existing patients, we will be offering complimentary booked telephone consultations with your dentist for any concerns that cannot be answered by our friendly reception team. We understand that there may be a bottleneck for patient appointments once we descend into level 2 and want to assure you that we will be working hard for everyone to be triaged and seen in a timely manner.
Thank you again for the continued support, we all can’t wait to be back in the clinic properly to care for you again.
Please call 034422711 or email [email protected] to make a booking at level 2.