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Dentures at Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre

Older man sitting at table The team at Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre will make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. In some cases, if you’re affected by gum disease, decay or other issues, you may lose your teeth or need to have them extracted to eliminate infection and protect the gums and bone.

If so, we can provide full or partial dentures to restore your ability to chew and speak as you’d like, as well as fill out your facial profile.

Conventional, Immediate and Partial Dentures

Conventional dentures are also called complete dentures, which are created for you and inserted when any remaining teeth have been removed and the area has healed. Immediate dentures can be given immediately after the extraction so that you aren’t without teeth.

A partial denture consists of replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-coloured base. It attaches to natural teeth using a precision attachment or metal clasp. We also provide dentures from Valplast, a nylon-based material that do not need a wire clasps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it take long to get used to wearing dentures?

In the first few weeks, wearing a denture will be a new experience. We’ll recommend that you give it time and practice taking it in and out so that you can handle it with ease. If you need it, we’ll be happy to adjust the fit of your denture.

How much waiting time is involved to get a denture?

It’ll take about 2-3 weeks to have your denture custom-created by our laboratory. A total of 5-6 visits to our clinic are required.

When should the denture be taken out?

We’ll recommend that you take them out at night when they can be cleaned. It also gives your mouth time to be “cleaned” during sleeping hours and allows your gums and teeth to have some resting time.

Is it difficult to eat or speak?

It will take some time to learn how to eat with your denture. You can start out with smaller pieces of soft foods, chewing on both sides of your mouth so that the pressure is the same on all parts of the denture. Avoid any foods that are hard or sticky.

A denture should help you to speak more clearly. Certain words may be difficult to pronounce, but you can practice by reading aloud and repeat any words that are troublesome. You’ll quickly become accustomed to speaking with your denture.

How do you clean a denture?

Your denture can be brushed to remove food and surface stains. There are brushes specially designed for dentures with bristles in the shape of it. You can also use a normal soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s fine to use a mild soap on your denture, though household cleaners and toothpastes should be avoided. Brush all surfaces with a moistened brush. At night, place the denture in water or a denture soaking solution. If your denture has metal, it may become tarnished in certain solutions, so ask us which to use.

Want to Learn More?

Do you need to replace teeth? Contact us today to learn more about dentures Blockhouse Bay! We’re open late and have appointments on Saturdays.


Dentures Blockhouse Bay, Lynfield, West Auckland, Titirangi, Green Bay, New Lynn | 09 627 9970