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Dentures illustrationThe team at Booragoon Family Dental Centre is here to make sure you have a healthy smile for life. Our patients are made up of all ages, from children to seniors. Through each stage of life, your oral health needs will change. Many of our older patients are interested in dentures or are already wearing them, but would like to make a change.

Dentures are a great option for people who are missing multiple teeth. They’re removable, simple to use and most people don’t need long to get used to them.

What Dentures Are

A denture is a removable device made of metal or acrylic, which is a plastic material. Created to look like your teeth, it fits snugly over your gums to replace teeth that you have lost. The most popular version of a denture is the acrylic. It’s also budget-friendly, which people appreciate. You can also choose the metal version, which is acrylic combined with metal that clips over your gums.

Wearing dentures for the first time may be something that feels strange when you first try them on. We advise our patients that it can take time to get used to having a denture. In about 1-2 weeks, you’ll feel normal eating with it and speaking with it in. The metal/chrome version of dentures can be easier for you to get used to. Though a denture feels foreign at first, soon you won’t even realise it’s there.

When you clean your denture, you can do so with liquid soap or dishwashing liquid. Please do not use toothpaste, as the grit of a toothpaste can scrub the polish off the plastic part of your dentures.

Typically, people choose to wear their denture all day and take it out at night for cleaning. Some people can’t, because they wear a CPAP machine. When you have a CPAP machine for sleep apnoea, you need to have your teeth in to keep your airways open. If that is the case for you, we suggest you take a break at the same time each day when it works well for you. Your gums must be allowed time to breathe each day.

Do I have to brush anymore when I have dentures?

Yes! Your gums must be brushed even if there are no teeth left. If you have some teeth left and you have the partial form of the denture, those teeth can still get decay and other issues that will lead to problems in the future. Having good oral hygiene is essential, even if you have dentures.
What if I need a denture repair?

We offer repairs for dentures in-house. You can have them relined or repaired by our team without having to go to another facility.
What if my needs change and my denture needs to be altered?

Your denture can be tightened, relined or completely altered with us. For example, if you have lost more teeth than when you first had your denture created, we can add more teeth to the denture. You won’t have to purchase a whole new set of dentures.

Improve Your Oral Health With Us

Losing teeth doesn’t have to mean that your self-confidence takes a hit. You can smile beautifully again with the use of dentures Booragoon. Contact our friendly team today to schedule your consultation at our practice!

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Your dentist is a qualified practitioner who will discuss risks and benefits with you, to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment


Dentures Booragoon WA | (08) 6244 2288