If you are one of the millions of Australians who are missing teeth, you are likely looking into the many methods of teeth replacement local dental practices have to offer. Dentures are one of the most popular tooth replacement solutions, especially if you are missing more than one or two teeth.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable dental appliances which replace missing teeth. They can come in a variety of materials including resin (plastic), acrylic or metal. There are also three different kinds of dentures which patients can choose from, depending on how many teeth are missing and their current jaw health.
Full dentures rest on your gums and replace all the teeth on your upper or lower arches or both.
Partial dentures replace gaps of missing teeth and are held in place by clasping onto neighbouring teeth.
Implant-retained dentures can replace one or more teeth and are held in place by titanium posts implanted into your jaw, also known as dental implants. Some patients prefer this style of dentures as the implants offer more security as the denture can be “popped” into place on top of the implant with less risk of slipping or gum irritation.
No matter which type of denture you and your dentist select, it will look natural and support your facial structure as well as your overall dental health. Dentures are made individually to fit your face and mouth, and the artificial teeth will be designed to match remaining teeth in both shape and shade.
Dental Spot on-site lab
For your convenience, we have an on-site lab at the Dental Spot so we can fabricate your dentures in our practice. This allows our technicians to customise your dentures, even rotating a tooth or adding other authentic elements for an even more realistic appearance.
Our on-site lab also enables us to carry out 24-hour relines and denture repairs, so you can get back to smiling as soon as possible!
Why do you need extractions to get dentures?
In some cases, tooth extraction is a necessary step before a patient can receive dentures.
The most common reason why teeth need to be extracted is that the teeth are so damaged or decayed that they can no longer be saved. In this case, it is better for the mouth’s overall health to remove the tooth and have it replaced with a denture or dental implant for implant-retained dentures.
How much do dentures cost with extractions?
“How much do dentures cost” is one of the most common questions our practice receives regarding reconstructive procedures. The exact cost of your dentures will vary as multiple factors must be taken into account such as the number of teeth missing, your current jawbone health, which type of dentures you are interested in receiving, and whether any teeth need to be extracted. The materials used in creating your dentures will also influence your dentures cost.
Tooth extractions are not included in the price of your dentures and will, therefore, affect the final treatment price. Some ballpark figures are available thanks to the National Dental Fee Survey from 2017.
Worries about financing is not a reason to keep living with missing teeth and let your overall health deteriorate. We are committed to your dental health, and the Dental Spot team is ready to work with you to find a viable financing option. Contact us today on (02) 9158 6115 to learn how we can help restore your beautiful smile.