If you are interested in replacing missing teeth at an affordable rate, you need dentures. They are gum-coloured plates with fake teeth attached to them. While they may seem like devices of torture, dentures are a way to enhance your self-esteem by filling in the gaps between your existing teeth. As we all know, a beautiful smile can knock down barriers.
Dental clinics place both fixed and removable dentures. The latter can be popped in and out of the mouth, while the former is removed by a dentist only. Here are the different subtypes.
Only some people should get fixed or removable denture treatment. Ideally, this is someone who has lost more than 4-5 teeth but still has remaining jaw bone and gum tissue that would support the dentures. Individuals who are lacking in one or two teeth don’t need dentures. They will benefit more from dental crowns, implants or a bridge. Our team can examine your teeth and recommend the most appropriate option during your dental check-ups.
Getting false teeth is not cheap. In general, Singapore patients pay about $550.00 to $850.00 per arch. Thus, a full set of dentures will set you back some $1,600 upwards. When it comes to partial dentures, the cost runs between $220.00 and $460.00 per arch.
It’s worth noting the price of dentures varies from one clinic to the next and there is a difference between the private and public sectors. Some facilities will charge as much as $2,000 per single arch.
Step 1: Initial consultation and primary impressions. The process starts with an initial exam where one of our dentist specialists will examine your gum tissues and determine if you need partial or full dentures. They will proceed to make dental impressions of your mouth, after which you will be able to go home. Everything will resolve within a few visits.
Step 2: Master impressions. You will have to come back to our office for yet another assessment and impression of your mouth. The more accurate the calculations are, the better the new dentures will fit.
Step 3: Try-in of denture teeth. The next step is to try the pieces. You will test either a wax model or a metal skeleton. The item will be secured to your gums and adjustments will be made accordingly. Once the proper fit has been achieved, the dentist will send the casting to a lab to have the dentures constructed. You can now choose the shade and shape of your false teeth. This will be followed by another try-in.
Step 4: Final denture and review. Once you agree on the size and fit, the dentures will be fabricated and delivered. If they fit well, you can finally move on with your life. It's important you practice eating with them by introducing soft foods the first few days. Repeated dental visits are still necessary to stay on top of your oral health.
At Pristine Dentalworks, we have a clear understanding of patients’ fears and concerns thanks to our ongoing work with people of all ages. Our team will ensure that you feel no pain during your appointments and we'll also go above and beyond to cater to your dental needs. Your dentures will be planned and fitted with minimal adjustments so that you can get back on track as soon as possible.