Stabilise Dentures in our Moonee Ponds office.

Most people who have worn dentures can attest to the problems with this form of tooth replacement. Designed to gain stabilization from the suction created between the appliance and the gums, dentures tend to eventually require more. Without additional support from denture adhesives, dentures may rub against the gums and cause irritation or persistent soreness. Instability in a denture appliance may lead to embarrassing situations if dentures become loose during meals. Often, a denture wearer is left to feel more comfortable leaving his or her appliance out, rather than trying to keep it comfortably in place. With dental implants, this is no longer a problem.

Stabilise Dentures from dentist in Moonee Ponds

Conventional design

Traditionally, dentures are designed to rest on the gums. The upper denture appliance is larger, covering not only the arch of the jaw but also the soft palate. Due to its size, an upper denture is better able to retain suction. A lower denture is far smaller and shaped like a horseshoe so that the tongue can move about freely. Coupled with the fact that there is less space on the lower arch, this smaller denture can be a challenge for the patient to get used.

A modern twist

Advances in dental technology have made it possible to better retain dentures using dental implants. When dental implants are in place, the upper denture can be designed in a horseshoe shape, leaving the soft palate open and more comfortable. Smaller denture appliances remain stable, however, because they are anchored to the jawbone via implants, just like natural teeth are anchored by their roots.

The implant procedure

Placing dental implants takes very little time. Implant surgery has become a very common procedure performed by your specifically trained dentist. To begin the procedure, local anaesthetic is applied to the area to ensure no discomfort occurs. Implants are precisely inserted into their most suitable position, which is pre-determined in the planning phase of treatment. Planning takes into consideration bone density, shape, size, and other factors, and facilitates an efficient, predictable process. Implant patients are often surprised at how comfortable treatment is, and how little soreness occurs after the procedure.

Implants and any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We will discuss the risks of the procedure during your consultation as well as examine your health to ensure you are a suitable candidate for implants. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

With offices in Moonee Ponds and Sunbury, Dr. Rose offers excellent Hi Tech Dentistry services. If you would like your smile to look and feel natural after tooth loss, contact us on 03 8400 4104 or 03 8001 6021 to learn more about dental implants.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.