dentures 101: what are dentures?

Dentures today are modern, natural looking and so comfortable.

If you need dentures, it’s because you have missing teeth. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as accidents or age.

Dentures are a lot sexier than you may remember from when your grandma used to wear them! The dentures we fit at smilogy are modern, natural looking and SO comfortable. In fact, nobody will ever realise you’re wearing them!

partial set

In some cases, you might only need a few teeth replaced so a partial set makes more sense.

full set

If all teeth need to be replaced, you’re looking at a full set.

If you’re getting dentures, it’ll either be a full or partial set. We’ll help you to understand which are the best for you depending on your situation.

If all teeth need to be replaced, you’re looking at a full set. Full dentures involve a flesh-coloured acrylic base which then fits over your gums

However, in some cases, you might only need a few teeth replaced so a partial set makes more sense.

Dentures are custom made to fit the exact contours of your mouth, for a precision fit.

getting used to your dentures

There’s a bit of a stereotype about dentures feeling awkward, but the good news is that the dentures of today aren’t like that at all. Yes, you may need a couple of weeks to get used to daily activities like eating and speaking, but this will pass.

Some customers report that their dentures feel big and bulky or even loose, but often this is just part of the adjustment. At smilogy, we know our dentures are 100% accurate and so they will be held in place.

At first, you may panic that there simply isn’t enough room in your mouth. You might feel irritated or even sore. This won’t last long. After a while, your muscles will learn to hold the dentures in place naturally. If there’s any doubt at all, just call your dentist here at smilogy.

do dentures last a long time?

Dentures are removable throughout their life, but after a while, they may need to be freshened up a bit. This could be because your mouth changes a bit or because you need a brand new base. Getting them updated is important to avoid irritation or to ensure you can still eat.

We recommend getting your dentures checked every time you pop in for a smilogy check-up.

caring for your dentures

Your dentures are super delicate, so you’ll need to handle them with care. When you’re taking them out, stand over a soft surface, such as water or a towel. If dropped onto a hard floor, they could shatter!

taking care of your dentures

keep wet

Store in a denture soaking solution or water while not worn

keep cool

warm water can warp them


if they’re chipped or otherwise broken, see your dentist

brush daily

to remove food particles and stains

dentures at smilogy

At smilogy, we have a commitment to crafting the right dentures for our customers. Our Australian dentists prepare dentures with care so you have confidence in comfort.

We have a range of affordable options for both full and partial dentures. If you still have some of your own teeth, we can blend effortlessly with your natural smile, so nobody ever realises you had a gap.

Come to us for regular check-ups to figure out if everything is running smoothly. We work to suit your needs, whether it’s a new set, repairs or even a reline.

get in touch today

To come in for an initial consultation with smilogy, simply book your first appointment here!

Dr Luke Cronin

Dr Luke Cronin

As a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of Sydney (2006), Dr Cronin is one of Australia’s leading cosmetic dentists, specialising in creating stunning new smiles with cutting edge cosmetic dentistry techniques, including clear aligners, whitening and porcelain veneers.

Dr Cronin's work has been showcased in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle magazine and in 2019 he was awarded Australasian Dentist of the Year by My Face My Body in 2019.

Acknowledged an expert in his field for segments on the Today Show and House of Wellness, Dr Cronin now offers his first-class cosmetic treatments and customer care at smilogy.

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