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Corporate Entry
This section is intended for corporate clients or those interested in corporate information.
 

Life Time Smiles
Level 17, 141 Queen Street
Brisbane Q 4000
Phone: 07 3221 7273
Fax: 07 3210 0215

Restorative Services

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Dentures

What is a denture?
A denture is a removable appliance that is a replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissue. A full denture is made of acrylic resin and a partial denture can be made completely in resin with metal clasps or a combination of metals and resin for the teeth and gum area. They fit snuggly in your mouth to allow you to smile with confidence.

Who needs dentures?
If you have lost most or all of your teeth then you are a candidate for complete dentures. A partial denture is suitable for those who still have a few remaining natural teeth. Dentures improve your ability to speak and chew; they also provide support for facial muscles and enhance facial appearance and your smile.

How to care for your denture
Although they can look natural, dentures do need special care and attention to maintain. Keeping it looking clean and fresh needs to become part of your daily brushing and flossing routine. Dentures should be removed at night and brushed with a special denture brush and denture cleaner then placed in a solution of denture cleaner over night. Dentures should never be cleaned with an abrasive toothpaste, as this can scratch the surface of the denture. Also, they should never be placed or rinsed with boiling water as this will cause warping of the denture and the fit that has been created specifically for your mouth will be affected.

Should dentures be worn at night?
When you first receive your new denture, you may be advised to wear them constantly for the first 2 weeks, so that you become used to them. However, after the initial two weeks it is advisable to remove, clean and soak your denture over night. Research has shown that removal of your denture overnight is beneficial for the stimulation and cleaning of the tongue and pallet and promotes better long-term health of the gums.

Do I need to continue to see my dentist?
It is important to continue seeing your dentist on an annual basis so that your oral tissues can be examined for the signs of oral cancer and to check the fit of your denture. With aging, your mouth will continue to change as bone under your dentures shrinks and recedes. If your denture has become loose over time, do not use denture adhesive for a prolonged period of time as it can contribute to bone loss. Always consult your dentist if you have any doubts about using your denture.

 
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