Immediate dentures often act as placeholder teeth following the removal of natural teeth. The main advantage of having an immediate denture is that you never have to worry about the appearance of missing teeth when out in public.
Immediate dentures require post-treatment procedures called reline. Reline is an essential treatment as the patients’ gums will experience shrinkage following teeth removal, and immediate dentures require relining to maintain optimal fit. Typically, patients require two to three occasions of temporary reline (soft-cushion-like material) until six months following teeth removal. After that, the patient will need a permanent reline or new dentures to finalise the treatment.
Immediate dentures require much commitment as they involve a few steps. In addition, patients often experience discomfort in the first two to three weeks after fitting as the new denture sits on the open wound that extractions have created.
Good denture care is essential for your health and wellbeing, not to mention prolonging the life of your dentures. At our Hamilton denture practice we teach all our patients how to care for their dentures daily to ensure they function properly and look their best.
We offer fast and efficient service, usually within 2-3 weeks, depending on the treatment plan.
At your free consultation, we will negotiate a time frame for your chosen treatment plan.
We endeavour to make our dentures as natural looking as possible. However, in nearly all situations, we do a trial to ensure you are happy with the appearance. At the trial, we can make changes to provide the look you want is the look you get.
Cost may vary depending on the type of denture you need. We will quote you a fixed price based on the treatment plan at your free consultation. This quote will be valid for six months from the time of the consultation.
We offer Insurance & WINZ quotation, and if you have a Gold Card, we will offer you a discount.
We have a wide range of colours and shades to make your teeth look as natural as possible. We will recommend a specific colour that we believe is most appropriate; however, you will have the final say. You are welcome to bring a support person to help you choose.
A new denture provides enhanced chewing ability, facial support, personal appearance and confidence. In addition, it is crucial in maintaining gum structure and oral health.
We recommend a change of dentures every 8 – 10 years and a reline every 4 -5 years. Although your denture is likely to last longer than this, your mouth changes shape over time. This means the older the denture, the more likely it sits with a suboptimal fit, leading to oral health and hygiene issues.
If your teeth are beyond the condition for repair or the repair process is financially unrealistic. Dentures may be an option for you. We strongly advise you to discuss this with your dentist.
Our priority is to provide a comfortable experience for our clients in a relaxing atmosphere. In addition, our modern techniques and technologies make the denture-making process very gentle.
Don’t worry. We are not dentists, and we do not drill or pull your teeth ?
We believe post-treatment is vital for clients adapting to their new dentures. Check-ups are included in the treatment plan quote, so if you have any issues in the two months, call in to make an appointment. You will always be welcome.
If issues arise after two months, it is usually due to changes in the mouth itself. There will be a small charge for this.