Craigieburn Denture Clinic

Welcome to the denture department of Craigieburn Dental Gallery! In the past 10 years of servicing the Craigieburn community we have created lots of happy smiles and restored confidence of many patients at a much more affordable cost comparing to implants. Here at Craigieburn Dental Gallery making dentures (or commonly known as false teeth) is one of the main procedures we do on a daily basis.


The Initial Appointment

Patients who are interested in restoring their dentition with dentures should first make an initial examination/consultation appointment with our experienced dentists. During this appointment our dentists will find out the goals you want to achieve and tailor a personalised treatment plan that suits your dental condition. In many cases our dentists would also be able to give you different treatment options so you can choose the one that suits you the most.

At this appointment we would also be able to work out the full cost of the treatment. We also offer a simple interest free payment plan so you could chose to pay off the treatment while we begin the treatment.

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The Treatment Plan – You will not go without your teeth

In order to ensure the new dentures fit on healthy teeth, we usually suggest to treat all the cavities with fillings and have the teeth thoroughly scaled and cleaned first. In the case of teeth needing extractions, our dentist would plan the case so that the dentures are constructed first before we take your teeth out. So fitting the new dentures and taking the teeth out would happen in the same appointment.


Wearing Your New Denture

It is common to find it a bit tricky to talk and eat once you received your new dentures. Once the dentures settle in the mouth in a few weeks patients would then able to talk like usual. Our dentist would also be giving you instruction in cleaning your denture at the fitting appointment.


Complete Full Denture VS Partial Denture

Full dentures (or complete dentures) refer to dentures that is replacing all the teeth in a dental arch. This is done when patients have no teeth left in that arch. Full dentures are most commonly made in full acrylic.

Partial dentures refer to dentures that are only replacing some of the teeth in a dental arch. This is done when patients still have a few healthy teeth left. Partial dentures are most commonly made in cobalt chrome together with acrylic.

It is possible (in fact very common) that patient will have a full denture matching a partial denture. For example a full upper acrylic complete denture matching a lower partial cobalt chrome denture.




How Are Dentures Made?

Denture making usually take 4-6 appointment. In the first two appointments our dentist will take impressions (mould) of your teeth and gum to produce a working model. Our dentist will also take some record on how the patient’s upper and lower jaws bite together. We will then prepare a wax denture for try in during the third visit. At which time we will check the aesthetic and fit of the denture and made adjustment as needed. Usually on the fourth or fifth appointment patient will receive the new dentures.




What if I need to have some front teeth removed but I don’t want to go without teeth?


This is not an issue at all as this is the most common situation our dentists face on a daily basis! So what we do is we would make the denture first by removing the teeth that are to be extracted on the working model. Once the dentures are made we will fit it and extract the teeth at the same time. This way our patient will never need to go away without their front teeth.