My dentures are ill fitting or need replacing

Many people believe that dentures last forever but just like natural teeth, dentures get worn out over time. Natural wear and tear combined with facial bone changes as you age may leave your dentures wobbly, loose or warped.

If you experience any of the following, you should come in for an evaluation:

  • sore and irritated gums and soft tissues
  • problems with chewing certain foods
  • headaches, neck, or ear pain
  • loose dentures that may even fall out when you speak or laugh
  • bone loss, thinning lips, sagging mouth, a change in facial features

Your face, jaw and tissues change over the years, and you deserve a smile that can keep up with these changes. Ill fitting dentures can lead to sores, infections, and other problems. Because of this, it’s likely that you need to have your dentures replaced or re-adjusted eventually. Why not avoid this and get a more permanent solution that actually preserves your oral health? Dental implants are the best solution to missing teeth and to ill fitting dentures.

Many patients with dentures experience problems with their lower denture all too often. The lower denture tends to cause more problems than the upper denture because the lower jaw moves more, is smaller and is more prone to shrinking than the upper jaw. The lips, cheeks and tongue also interfere much more with the lower denture and have a tendency to dislodge the denture when the patient is speaking or eating. These factors often cause the lower denture to move around – even to the point of falling out – or trap food underneath as the ridge shrinks.

To combat this problem, dental implants or an implant-supported denture are the most preferred and most successful solution.  By inserting metal implants into the jaw bone and connecting the lower denture to these, we can help stabilise the denture while still allowing for comfortable and easy removal of the prosthesis for cleaning.

All-on-4 is the term used for the revolutionary solution of restoring a complete arch of teeth to a patient’s mouth.

Dental implants not only last much longer than traditional dentures, they also require less maintenance, and instead of sitting passively in a patient’s mouth, dental implants actively conserves the patient’s jaw bone and oral health.

Where dentures need to be replaced every few years, dental implants are a more long-term solution. And to make dental implants even more attractive, the All-on-4 solution offer all the benefits of dental implants but for less hassle, fewer visits to the dentist – and at a more affordable cost. This advanced technique makes it possible to restore a full arch with as little as four specifically designed dental implants as anchors for a customised prosthetic dental bridge. What you get is a new set of teeth that look and feel just like your own natural teeth.

Generally 3-4 weeks, but there are express options available as early as a week dependant on patient availability for check-ups.

Case Study

Dentures replaced

When Robyn came to see us she realised she needed a new set of dentures. She was however apprehensive and scared of getting a new set even though she knew her old set were ill-fitting. Her transformation made a remarkable difference to her face, her reaction was priceless! Her new set was a big improvement both cosmetically and functionally.

Can I see results of others who have had this problem resolved?

Please see below the examples of just some of our many happy clients who have had their dark teeth problems resolved. We thank these clients for allowing us to share their amazing results and stories.

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If you have any further questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Phone -07 348 3895 / 07 348 8888
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Lakes Care Dental
1172 Arawa Street
New Zealand
We are open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Ample free parking
Wheelchair/scooter friendly access

We are members of the NZDA. New Zealand Dental Association, the professional association for New Zealand dentists.
As well as providing services for its members,, the NZDA is the one body able to speak on behalf of NZ dentistry as a whole.

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