Learn About Bespoke Denture Services in Ipswich

FAQs

When attending the clinic, feel free to bring someone along for support. At All About Dentures, we acknowledge that many people have had poor experiences with oral health care professionals in the past and we are committed to ensuring that your experience with us is as pleasant as possible.

During the first visit to the clinic, you will meet with the Dental Prosthetist and spend some time in consultation. We will discuss your dental history at this stage and evaluate your current situation.

Following this, you will be offered various treatment options, and you will be given ample opportunity to consider each option before deciding the treatment plan with which you would like to proceed.

A Dental Prosthetist is a trained registered medical practitioner. It is a requirement by law that the Dental Prosthetist hasĀ completed an approved training program and has maintained registration with AHPRA and insurance.

Unlike Dentists, who can have many skills and offer many aspects of dentistry to patients, a Dental Prosthetist can only offer a specific area of treatment to patients. This area within dentistry is dentures.

A Dental Prosthetist also commonly builds prosthetic appliances in-house and has often built and designed many more dentures than a typical dentist.

Maintenance of dentures is an integral part of a healthy mouth which, in turn, contributes to overall physical health. Part of this maintenance involves attending a check-up once a year and keeping your Dental Prosthetist informed of any changes or developments as they occur.

Cleaning your denture at home with running water and a toothbrush is a fantastic way to remove visible food debris. Taking your dentures in to be professionally cleaned, however, will allow us to spend some time examining your denture and remove any plaque or build-up that cannot be removed by a toothbrush.

Additionally, we can apply a fresh polish to the denture for routine use.

It is best to avoid sleeping with dentures in place at night. Instead, removing dentures for sleep allows the gums to rest and gives time for saliva to flow freely around the mouth to promote overall oral health.

There is also a link between patients sleeping with dentures in their mouths and respiratory-related infection.

Cleaning should take place after each meal or when convenient. The longer food debris is allowed to settle on the denture, the more likely it is that an accumulation of plaque will be seen.

Cleaning tablets that can be purchased from a supermarket are recommended. These packets are affordable and the instructions for different brands are printed on the package and should be followed.

Avoid using abrasive brushes. Opt for a soft brush instead. A hard brush can cause micro-abrasions or scratches which may be almost invisible to the eye, but which create a fantastic place for bacteria to adhere to the denture.

Over time Dentures can become weaker and more brittle due to the strong forces required for chewing food and the acrylic being exposed to bacteria.

Denture teeth wear down over time and this can have negative effects on the long-term health of the jaw.

 

  • Do you notice an unpleasant smell or taste in your dentures?
  • Do you see a black outline around the teeth?
  • Are the teeth chipped or worn?
  • Does the denture move around by itself?
  • Are the molars (back teeth) smooth and worn down?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it does not necessarily mean that your dentures need to be replaced but it is considered a ‘red flag’ and you should consider coming in for a free consultation. We will see what we can do to help make your life more comfortable.

If You Have Any Further Questions, Feel Free to Reach Out to All About Dentures on 07 3282 9018 or EmailĀ us on allaboutdentures@outlook.com.

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