Modern denture technology

Dental Dentures

Today the best dentures are made from lightweight materials. Our dentists are able to provide less bulky dentures that look and feel more natural. You can now book and examination online with Michael or Amanda.

Modern denture technology

Today the best dentures are made from lightweight materials. Our dentists are able to provide less bulky dentures that look and feel more natural. You can now book and examination online with Michael or Amanda.

Dental Dentures

Dental Dentures

Dental dentures are a cost effective way to replace missing teeth and bring back your smile. At our dental practice dentures are custom made and designed according to the needs of your mouth.

Replacing dental dentures

Replacement dentures can be made if your dentures have become worn, discoloured, broken or uncomfortable. Your dentist will recommend the best solution to suite your needs.

Re-lining your dentures

Dentures can be re-lined to accommodate the changes in your mouth shape over time, usually every 4 years. It is a relatively simple and quick procedure.

Permanent versus removable dentures

You can choose between permanent dentures and removable dentures. Permanent dentures are typically held in place by two or more surgically-placed dental implants, making the dentures stable and allowing you to chew, talk, and smile more easily than with removable dentures.

Permanent vs Removable Dentures

Modern denture options

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures

Partial dentures can be used to replace one or a few teeth. For example you can have “partial dentures for back teeth” if you have teeth to secure the dentures. Bridges can also be used to replace a few missing teeth.

Implant dentures

Dentures can be secured in your mouth using advanced implant technology. This process requires 4 to six implant posts to be embedded into the jawbone through surgery. The implants provide stability, support and strength and this solutions additionally enables less tissue coverage, improving your ability to eat and taste. You can opt to have permanent or removable dentures.

Complete dentures

Complete dentures are necessary if every tooth in your mouth has been removed. These removable dentures can be fitted when your gums have completely healed.

Dental Denture FAQs

Schedule regular dental checkups. Your dentist will recommend how often you need to visit to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned depending on the type of denture. You will need to see your dentist promptly if your dentures start to feel loose as loose dentures can cause irritation, sores and infection.

Conventional dentures last five to eight years and implant supported dentures have a life expectancy of 20 years. The posts act as roots and maintain bone density, preventing the jawbone from atrophying away.

Removable dentures require care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best.

Removable dentures require care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best.

Denture care

  • Remove and rinse dentures after eating to remove food debris and other loose particles.
  • Handle your dentures carefully. They are brittle so take care when working on hard services. Be sure you don’t bend the plastic or the clasps when cleaning.
  • Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. This can be done with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Brush your dentures at least once a day.
  • Soak and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser.
  • If you use denture adhesive, clean the grooves that fit against your gums to remove any remaining adhesive.
  • Don’t use denture cleansers inside your mouth.
  • Soak dentures overnight. Dentures need to stay moist to keep their shape.
  • Rinse dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth

Avoid

  • Abrasive cleaning materials.
  • Whitening toothpastes.
  • Bleach-containing products.
  • Hot or boiling water that could warp your dentures.

Cost of modern dentures

An assessment is required to determine your specific preferences. Our aim is to ensure the best solution to provide optimal oral function within your dentistry budget. We are registered Q-card merchants to help you get the necessary dentistry to improve your smile or maintain your teeth for life. Our practice is WINZ approved for low income adult patients who are unable to afford dentistry, and we are registered with Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) for any accidental injuries.

Low income Adults

Discretionary financial assistance with dental treatments, especially when urgent.

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Accident Compensation

Financial compensation for citizens, residents and visitors who have suffered accidental dental injuries.

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Interest-free loans

Thompson Dental is a registered Q Card merchant, offering a range of interest free deals.

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Convenience to keep you smiling

Emergency dentist

Our Mt Roskill dental clinic reserves emergency dentist appointments every day for urgent dental care. We will never turn you away and every patient is welcome. If you have an emergency you can book an appointment right now by contacting us.

Saturday dentist

Dr Amanda Hawkins is open for Saturday dental appointments every second weekend. Book online or contact us.

Practice Hours

Mon – Wed: 8:15am to 5:15pm
Thursday: 8:15am to 7:00pm
Friday: 8:15am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 2:00pm

We are open every second Saturday.

Free Parking

The dental practice has ample off-street parking on the Mt Albert Road premises.

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