Removable artificial teeth to replace your missing teeth, commonly known as “false teeth”.
Dentures are removable artificial teeth that act as a replacement for your missing natural teeth. These artificial teeth are attached to a base plate made of plastic (acrylic) and/or metal. Wearing dentures not only restore your appearance but more importantly aids in your day to day functions such as speaking and eating.
A partial denture is fitted to replace some missing teeth. In such cases, there are still healthy natural teeth left, and these partial dentures often come with clasps that hold your denture in place by hooking on to your natural tooth.
In some situations whereby extraction of front teeth is required, the aesthetic look may be a concern and you may require something to close the missing gap immediately. In such cases, immediate dentures can be made prior to the extraction and inserted right after the extraction is done. However, some adjustments and reline of the denture may be required a few months later after the extraction wound heals and recover so that the denture will fit better.
Full/ Complete denture
A full/ complete denture replaces the whole row of teeth (either upper/ lower). In such a situation, there are no longer any natural teeth left on the entire arch. Since there are no longer any natural teeth to hold the denture in place, the complete denture relies greatly on your gum tissues for retention.
Fabrication of dentures usually takes a few visits to the clinic, and in most cases, the success of denture treatment relies greatly on the cooperation and understanding of patients.
Fabrication of a denture generally involves a few stages.
Depending on the number of teeth required for replacement and also the complexity of each case, some steps may be skipped or done concurrently on the same visit.
It is common to feel uncomfortable with the new set of dentures at the beginning, but feel free to return for denture adjustment if required. It usually takes a few days or even weeks and months to get comfortable wearing them. The key to successfully adapting to a new set of dentures is to never give up adjusting and wearing it.
Taking good care of your denture is as important as taking care of your teeth.
They should be removed after every meal to wash off any food debris. Brush the denture gently with a soft toothbrush and soak it in a denture cleansing solution once a week to disinfect and clean the denture.
When not wearing, always soak the denture in water to prevent it from losing its shape. Poor denture hygiene may result in stains, bad odor, and oral infections.
The price for denture depends on a few factors, such as the number of teeth required on the denture and the type of material (acrylic or metal). Generally, a single tooth denture starts from $310 and a full complete denture is around $600-$650.
Yes! For patients with CHAS card, there will be a subsidy from the government. The amount of subsidy depends on the number of teeth required on the denture. The subsidy amount also varies for different types of CHAS card (Orange, Blue, Merdeka and Pioneer).
Medisave can only be used for surgical procedures. Hence, it cannot be used for normal dentures.
Depending on how badly broken the denture is, it may be possible to fix/ repair it. Feel free to contact us for an appointment to allow our dentist to check for you.
Depending on how badly broken the denture is, it may be as quick as within the same day or up to a week if we need to send the case to an external dental laboratory for more complex cases.
Yes, it may be possible to reline or adjust your old denture to make it fit better! Do contact us for an appointment to allow our dentist to check for you.
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