Dentures are artificial teeth that are used to replace missing natural teeth.

Dentures at Polygems Dental Care

What are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth that are used to replace missing natural teeth. Dentures can help you restore your smile, chewing function, and facial appearance. Dentures can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting and your jawbone from shrinking.

There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace all your teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace some of your teeth and attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.

Dentures are made of acrylic resin or metal and are custom-made to fit your mouth. They are removable and need to be cleaned and cared for regularly.

Why Do You Need Dentures?

You may need dentures if you have lost some or all of your natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, injury, or other reasons. Dentures can provide you with many benefits, such as:

  • Improving your appearance and self-esteem by filling the gaps in your smile
  • Enhancing your speech and pronunciation by supporting your lips and cheeks
  • Increasing your chewing ability and nutrition by allowing you to eat a variety of foods
  • Protecting your oral health and preventing further tooth loss by distributing the biting force evenly

How are Dentures Made?

Dentures are made by a qualified dentist at Polygems Dental Care. The process usually takes several visits and involves the following steps:

  • The dentist will examine your mouth and take an X-ray to assess the condition and suitability of your gums, bones, and remaining teeth for dentures.
  • The dentist will take an impression of your gums and teeth using a soft material that hardens into a mould. The mould will be used to create a model of your mouth that will be sent to a dental laboratory where your dentures will be fabricated.
  • The dentist will try on a wax or plastic mock-up of your dentures to check the fit, colour, shape, and alignment of your artificial teeth. You will also have the opportunity to give your feedback and request any adjustments.
  • The dentist will receive the final dentures from the laboratory and place them in your mouth. They will make any necessary modifications to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
  • The dentist will give you some instructions on how to wear, clean, and care for your dentures. They will also schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and make any adjustments if needed.

What are the Benefits and Risks of Dentures?

The benefits of dentures are:

  • They are cost-effective and easy to make compared to other tooth replacement options
  • They are removable and can be adjusted or repaired if damaged
  • They can improve your quality of life by restoring your smile and function

The risks of dentures are:

  • They may take some time to get used to and may cause some discomfort or irritation at first
  • They may not feel as natural or stable as your original teeth or implants
  • They may affect your taste sensation or cause excess saliva production
  • They may require frequent relining or replacement as your gums and bones change over time

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

The cost of dentures depends on several factors, such as:

  • The type and number of dentures that you need
  • The complexity and duration of the procedure
  • The experience and qualifications of the dentist
  • The location and reputation of the dental clinic

Can I Use MediSave Pay for Dentures?

No, you cannot use MediSave to pay for Dentures.

Can I Use CHAS subsidies for Dentures?

Yes, you can at the point of publishing.

There are different amount of subsidies available for complete & partial (simple & complex) dentures. Subsidies amounts are also differing depending on your CHAS status. For updated information, head to

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about dentures:

How long do dentures last?

Dentures can last for several years if they are well-maintained and cared for. However, they may need to be relined or replaced as your gums and bones change over time due to ageing or tooth loss. You should visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleaning to ensure that your dentures fit properly and function well.

How do I clean my dentures?

You should clean your dentures daily to remove plaque, food particles, and stains. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a special denture brush and a mild soap or a denture cleaner to gently scrub your dentures. You should avoid using toothpaste, bleach, or abrasive cleaners as they can damage your dentures. You should also rinse your dentures after every meal and soak them in water or a denture solution overnight to keep them moist and prevent them from warping.

Can I eat normally with dentures?

You can eat most foods with dentures, but you may need to avoid some hard, sticky, or chewy foods that may damage your dentures or cause them to slip out of place. You may also need to cut your food into smaller pieces and chew slowly and evenly on both sides of your mouth. You should also drink plenty of water and avoid drinking hot beverages that may warp your dentures.

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