Dentures Custom-Made to Suit Your Smile

Living without teeth can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be when there are affordable solutions, like custom dentures from Aria Dental. We craft beautiful, custom-made dentures to suit your ideal smile, and our clinic manufactures dentures that look and feel almost like the real thing. High-quality, custom-made dentures allow you to live better, look better and get on with your life. 

Our experienced team provide only the highest quality-made dentures. Our dentures have a superior fit and a natural, personalised appearance, and they will be far more comfortable than some of the discounted, ill-fitting dentures sold in Perth today. 

Book your consultation today to find out more about our Perth-made dentures.

Stages of moulds that create dental implants at Aria Dental

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Custom-made, locally manufactured Perth Dentures

Emergency Dentures Perth Repairs Dental implant laboratory

If you have dropped, chipped or broken your denture, call us. Our on-premises dental laboratory can usually perform denture repairs on the day!

Our Aria Dental dentists liaise closely with the laboratory’s dental master ceramist and dental technicians to provide our patients with the best technical support in the shortest timeframe. We also have a close relationship with several of Perth’s other leading dental laboratories and denture repair experts which we utilise depending on the patient’s individual needs. If you need denture repair, we can help.

What are the different types of dentures?

Aria Dental’s Perth Dentures come in a variety of materials and types, and we generally classify them as follows:

concept of a Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures (Removable Dentures)

A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces several missing teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are not fixed in your mouth; you can remove them anytime. You may be recommended a partial denture if you have several missing teeth and want to improve your cosmetic appearance (by having the appearance of natural teeth), require help with biting or chewing your food, or you want to maintain your oral health and teeth structure. Partial dentures are made using either chrome, which is more expensive but long-lasting and robust, or an acrylic material which is more affordable but not as strong.

concept image of Immediate Dentures

Immediate Dentures (Temporary Dentures)

Immediate dentures, also known as same-day dentures, are given ‘immediately’ after you have had badly damaged teeth extracted or removed, so you don’t have to worry about any gaps in your smile while you wait for a more permanent solution. Your immediate dentures are created using a mould of your teeth before the extraction, so they look almost identical and less noticeable that they’re different. 

As your gums heal, your immediate denture is adjusted with tissue-conditioning materials to improve its stability, fit and comfort inside your mouth. Your gums will change shape rapidly in the months following the extraction, meaning your temporary denture will need regular realignment.

concept of Full Removable Dentures

Full Removable Dentures

Full removable dentures replace all of your teeth on either your upper or lower jaw through one appliance that sits on top of your gums and offers the appearance of natural teeth. This form of denture was more common in previous times and is known as the traditional denture but is now used less frequently. 

A full upper denture has a flesh-coloured acrylic base that covers the roof of your mouth or palate. A full lower denture is horseshoe-shaped and sits on the lower jaw. For some, lower dentures can feel a little loose and unstable.

concept drawing of Implant Supported Denture

Implant-Supported Overdentures

Implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, are an excellent option for patients who are missing all their teeth, whether it’s upper or lower.

The Implant-supported denture technique is a ‘step up’ from traditional dentures, as they look similar but instead click into place using special implants surgically placed in your jaw. The implants keep the denture in place, so it doesn’t move around while you enjoy eating, laughing or talking. 

Implant-supported overdentures offer lots of benefits over traditional denture options, such as:

  • Improved stability of the prosthetic denture teeth. 
  • Ability to bite and chew a broader range of solid foods.
  • No cheek irritation or pressure on your gums with less movement.
  • Affordability, as it is cheaper than a fixed prosthesis solution.
Diagram of how dentures fit into the mouth

Denture Relines

As you mature and lose your natural teeth, the soft tissues and bony structure in your mouth start to recede, making your dentures more uncomfortable to wear.

When you lose your natural teeth, you also lose your tooth roots, which do more than hold your teeth in place. When biting and chewing your food, your tooth roots stimulate your jawbone, helping to keep it strong.

Without your tooth roots, the jawbone starts to resorb or wither away, and your gum line changes shape. Consequently, as time passes, your denture won’t fit as well, creating gaps between your jaw bone and the denture – making it feel loose. To remedy this problem, you’ll need to visit regularly for a denture reline.

During a reline, our technicians will modify your denture by adding more material to fill those gaps so that it continues to fit nicely against your gums and your dentures are comfortable again.

How much do dentures cost in Perth?

The cost of dentures depends on your individual needs. As an approximate, a high-quality and custom-made Dentures in Perth costs around $3,000. Your health fund insurance may also cover a portion of your treatment costs. The cost of your denture treatment in Perth can range depending on the type of treatment you choose, and other factors, such as:

  • Length of your denture treatment
  • Type of dentures, upper, lower, or both
  • Partial dentures or full dentures
  • Emergency denture repairs

Common Issues When Getting Dentures Fitted

Issues with dentures mostly occur right after the appliance has been fitted and tend to resolve themselves as the mouth adjusts.

These issues are:

  • Movement
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Difficulty eating/tasting food
  • Talking
  • Excess saliva
  • Jaw decay
  • Denture costs, realigns, repairs and replacements

Top and bottom dentureOverdenture with dental implant clips All on 4 with dental implants

 

Alternatives to traditional dentures

Once you start to factor in the denture costs, there are alternatives to dentures which are: 

  • Dental Implant Fixed Bridge – one of the most common alternatives to dentures, dental implants replace individual teeth by surgically-inserting the titanium structure into place into the jaw bone. Unlike dentures, implant bridges cannot be removed, and you must have healthy gums. If taken care of, a fixed bridge is a durable, long-lasting tooth replacement option. Learn more about All-on-4 dental implants or a fixed full arch treatment.
  • Dental Implant-Supported Overdentures – this replacement option is used if patients don’t have a lot of remaining teeth. Overdentures work by adhering to remaining teeth or ‘clicking’ onto special implants surgically-placed within the jaw. While they’re an excellent alternative to dentures, patients require healthy gums to qualify for this treatment.

Dental Implant-Supported Overdentures – Aria Patient Story

Hear Jim’s story and how getting Dental Implant-Supported Overdentures changed his life.

 

 

Benefits of Dental Implant-Supported Overdentures

The major benefits of implant-supported overdentures include:

  • being more stable than traditional dentures. they make chewing a wider variety of foods easier. If you like to eat food like steak, you’ll find it easier to take stronger bites with implant-supported overdentures.
  • covering less of your palate/roof of the mouth, unlike traditional dentures (because the implants hold the denture securely in place).
  • potentially improving your phonetic speaking capability.
  • generally being more comfortable than traditional dentures, with less gum and cheek irritation.
  • they are unobtrusive, as they have a chrome or acrylic base that looks like gum.
  • they won’t accidentally slip or fall out of your mouth, so you can be confident in talking and laughing freely in front of others.
  • the implants function like tooth roots, helping to preserve your jawbone. More jawbone loss is typically associated with traditional dentures.
  • they typically don’t need repairing or replacing as often as traditional dentures that tend to wear away the jawbone over time.
  • they can support your lips and cheeks to provide a full shape to your face.

Criteria for Implant-Supported Overdentures

To be eligible for implant-supported overdentures, you need to meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • you don’t have any teeth in your upper jaw, your lower jaw, or both.
  • you have enough jawbone to support the necessary implant attachments.
  • you have a satisfactory dental and medical history.

Implant-Supported Overdentures Cost

Implant-supported overdentures do cost more than traditional dentures. How much more depends on your individual characteristics and needs. For example, if you require lower overdentures, upper overdentures, or both, the cost will vary. The cost also depends on the type and number of dental implants that you get. You should make an initial appointment with our Prosthodontist (dental specialist) to determine feasibility and cost.

Costs can include:

  • 3D X-rays and CT scans of your mouth and jaw structure;
  • a temporary denture until your implant-supported overdenture is ready;
  • surgical placement of the dental implants into your jawbone, and
  • the implant-supported overdenture itself.

Cost is always an important consideration in any dental decision, but it’s important to analyse the overall benefits in relation to the cost. Implant-supported overdenture: The cost starts from $20,000*. Investing in the benefits that implant-supported overdentures provide can be very worthwhile and save you money, long-term. Book your Complimentary Overdenture Consultation with dental specialist Dr Michael Zaninovich today, and find out all your teeth replacement options.

*Pricing guide only – information is up-to-date for 2022.

Aria’s Complimentary Dental Implant Consultations

At Aria Dental, we offer patients a complimentary dental implant consultation, which includes your appointment, an examination, and any X-rays or diagnostics required by our dentist to complete your detailed treatment plan. This no-out-of-pocket Aria service can cost up to $750 at other clinics.

Overdenture digital render

Fixed vs Removable - Dental Implant and Denture Options

Learn the difference between the two main options for all teeth replacement.

Demonstration of a full arch fixed implant is fixed into a patients jaw

Fixed Option – Full Arch & All-on-4

A full arch fixed implant mimics natural teeth’s natural contours, shape and form. This is a fixed implant treatment, which means that the patient cannot remove the prosthesis from their mouth once fitted and it can only be removed by your Aria Dental professional.

A full arch fixed implant is screwed tightly onto four to six tiny titanium screws. The screws are implanted within your jawbone. It gives you superior strength and a fantastic ‘non-moveable’ fit, so you can feel ‘normal’ again to smile and eat as you once did. You can eat solid food easily, and as the full arch fixed implant does not move and was custom-designed to fit, you have no worries about it moving or feeling odd in your mouth.

The full arch fixed implant is the preferred long-term dental treatment. With the aim of delivering high-quality, natural tooth aesthetics to our Aria Dental patients, the full arch fixed implant offers the most natural looking, feeling and functioning teeth result.

Demonstration of how an implant supported denture fits into the mouth

Removable Options – Implant-Supported Overdenture

Implant-supported removable dentures or overdentures are upper or lower dentures retained in your mouth by implant fixtures with special ‘clip-on’ abutments surgically implanted into the jaw. The overdenture ‘teeth’ click into the fixtures and then rest on top of the gums, covering what is remaining of the patient’s natural teeth. The wearer can remove it for cleaning or at any desired time.

Compared to traditional dentures in Perth, these have a better grip, improving a patient’s experience when talking, drinking or eating. The functionality and comfort experienced with an implant-supported removable denture are superior to traditional dentures as the implant fixture gives it hold, decreasing the amount of denture movement within the patient’s mouth when talking, drinking or eating.