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1136-1140 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon VIC 3040 
Within SIA Medical Centre

(03) 9289 3999

Dentures Essendon

Dentures are one of several options to replace missing teeth. We provide full or partial dentures, made from acrylic or cobalt-chrome. Our dentures are fabricated in Australian dental labs with state-of-the-art technology and high quality dental materials. Our dentists will provide a comprehensive examination of your teeth prior to discussing your specific teeth replacement needs and suitability for treatment.

What kind of dentures do I need?

There are different types of dentures available at SIA Dental. The denture base may be made from acrylic, cobalt-chrome (metal) or flexible acrylic. The denture teeth may be acrylic or porcelain. The denture may replace one or more teeth.

A full denture replaces all of your natural teeth that have been lost through dental decay, gum disease or trauma. Full dentures are made of high quality acrylic and rest on your gums securely with the ‘suction effect’. The success of full dentures may depend on how your jaws are positioned and the width of bone in your jaws. In some cases, dental implants are required to provide additional stability. Full dentures can also be customised to provide lip and cheek support to improve your facial features.

A partial denture replaces some of your missing natural teeth that have been lost through dental decay, gum disease or trauma. Partial dentures can be made with a high quality acrylic or cobalt-chrome backing. These contain clasps that clip onto your existing teeth. Acrylic dentures are relatively inexpensive, quick to fabricate and easy to modify if teeth needs to be added. However, they are thicker and may be less comfortable. Cobalt-chrome dentures are more expensive and take longer to fabricate, however, they feel more comfortable and are much stronger.

The following case performed at SIA Dental shows replacement of the upper teeth with a full denture and lower teeth with a partial denture:

Flexible partial denturesare made from thermo-plastics and are thin, flexible, lightweight and surround natural teeth with invisible clasps. They can replace one or more teeth. These dentures can provide excellent aesthetics as the denture tooth and clasps can be made to blend in with both the teeth and gums.

The following case done at SIA Dental shows the replacement of a missing front tooth with a flexible partial denture:

How long do I have to wait after losing my teeth before I get dentures?

Your dentures can be made before or after you have your teeth removed. The benefits of having your dentures made following dental extractions are that the dentures will fit better and will less likely require further modifications. The benefit of having dentures made prior to denture extractions is that the dentures will be ready as soon as the teeth are removed, ensuring the teeth are immediately replaced for function and aesthetics. This is known as an immediate denture.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are dentures that are put in ‘immediately’ after having teeth extracted.

Immediate Dentures have a number of advantages:

  • Aesthetics not affected – You don’t have to leave the clinic with a gap in your smile
  • Better healing – It promotes better healing by stabilising the blood clot underneath
  • Less bone resorption
  • Maintaining function – It allows you to continue to chew and speak (although having a new appliance in your mouth may affect normal speech)
  • Easily adjusted – They can be easily relined when the gum shrinks to improve the fit.

Issues that arise over time with immediate dentures:

  • After teeth are extracted, your gums will heal and shrink. Most changes occur during the first three months. This means that the denture will become progressively loose.
  • A temporary denture reline to adjust the inner surface of the denture can be done initially to improve the fit of your immediate denture
  • A permanent denture reline is recommended when the bone levels are stable at around 6 months. At this point other more permanent options such as, a new denture or dental implants can be considered, depending on your situation.
  • The amount of shrinkage and healing time will vary between individuals.

There are pros and cons to various denture options and it is important to consult with your dentist at SIA Dental to make the right choice for you.

How are dentures made?

The denture fabrication processes are done both at SIA Dental and leading Australian dental laboratories.

To get the perfect fit you will need to have a series of appointments with a dentist at SIA Dental to obtain impressions, moulds and measurements. These records are sent to a local laboratory where the moulds are made into custom designed dentures to suit your mouth and smile.

The time frame depends on the type of dentures required.


SIA Medical Centre Essendon,
1136-1140 Mt Alexander Rd,
Essendon VIC, 3040

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Phone: (03) 9289 3999

Our hours are

Monday – Thursday 8am -5pm
Friday 11am – 8pm
Saturdays 8am-2pm
With emergency appointments available.

The team at SIA Dental look forward to working with you to achieve great dental health.

To make an appointment please visit our HealthEngine booking page or contact our friendly team who will advise of the next available appointment that meets your needs.
Our state-of-the-art dental suites are located within the SIA Medical Centre in Essendon, just 20 minutes from the city, and easily accessible by public transport, with parking available on site.

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