Dentures are used to replace missing teeth. They help you regain the capacity to speak, smile, laugh, chew and eat without effort or pain.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable, artificial prosthetics that look like natural teeth—used to replace missing teeth, they are moulded to fit the unique structure of your mouth. Dentures are attached to the gum line or the roof of the mouth. Unlike metal partial dentures used in the past, modern dentures – full or partial, are produced from modern materials that make the prosthetic fit easily and feel comfortable..

Who needs dentures?

Dentures are needed by anyone who:

  • is missing teeth as a result of an accident;
  • has severely damaged teeth by tooth decay.

Types of dentures

Based on the number of teeth they replace, dentures can be:

  • Full dentures: these are used for replacing an entire row of teeth. Full upper dentures are made from a base attached to the roof of the mouth, whilst full lower dentures are configured in a U-shaped design that provides space to enable the tongue to move without restrictions.
  • Partial dentures (sometimes known also as partial dental plate) can fill the gaps caused by missing teeth. These dentures are supported by the teeth surrounding the missing teeth area. In some situations, installing dental crowns in the gums is necessary as a backup measure in case the remaining teeth are not healthy or strong enough to support the partial denture.

Denture fitting is done based on the particularities of the mouth’s structure to make sure this prosthetic can be worn and removed easily for regular cleaning. Custom-made dentures provide comfort and a beautiful smile.

The benefits of dentures

Dentures provide several important advantages:

  • a natural look and feel, very close to the person’s own teeth;
  • are available in a wide range of colours to match the inside of the mouth;
  • enable the wearer to speak, smile, laugh, chew and eat without difficulty;
  • stop teeth pain and damage;
  • support the structure of the mouth close to lips and cheeks;
  • enable proper oral hygiene due to the easy cleaning process;
  • preserve the beautiful smile by replacing the missing teeth.

Why choose dentures from A1 Smile Clinic in Dunedin?

Our lab uses the latest techniques and technologies to create the best customised dentures in Dunedin and nearby areas.

Our dentures, either full or partial, are designed following the structure and particularities of your mouth thoroughly. This ensures they look and feel like your own teeth, fit easily, feel comfortable and come off without effort.

The materials used for dentures are made with the IvoBase System, a fully automated, controlled injection and polymerisation procedure of special resins. The materials and technologies used provide dentures durability, resistance and high accuracy of fit and precision.

Our denture service includes:

  • A no-obligation, free consultation – either you come to our clinic, or we come to you; we provide a consultation to establish if and what type of dentures and other dental services or products you may need;
  • A price and technical quotation for what we establish as needed for your dental care;
  • Creation and installation of your customised dentures;
  • Fine adjustments of dentures (if needed) and after-care service;
  • Repairing dentures.

If you’re missing one or more teeth and want to regain your ability to smile, speak, laugh, chew and eat without difficulty or discomfort, call us or drop by our clinic.

For expert dentures in Dunedin, we’re open for business Monday to Friday and can take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.