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If you have multiple missing teeth and are ready to reclaim your smile, dentures may be the perfect option for you.

At Lara Family Dentist, we’ll help you to evaluate the solution that works best for your oral health and financial situation.

Woman fitted for denturesWhy Choose Dentures?

Although they’ve been around for ages, today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than those of the past. Dentures can either replace all of your teeth or a few, which is known as partial dentures.

Both types may require that some teeth be pulled or that some surgery be performed on the bony ridges beneath the gums to better accommodate your new dentures so they have a perfect feel and fit.

What to Expect

We begin by taking an impression of your teeth which is used to custom make your dentures. If your dentures are full, and any extractions are necessary, a temporary denture is placed to assist with the healing and to provide ‘teeth’ while your gums heal. A final denture is prepared after all healing has taken place, usually within 6-12 months.

Partial dentures replace missing teeth and are attached to existing teeth with anchors made of plastic or metal.

Both full and partial dentures are removed at night when you go to sleep, so that saliva can ‘wash’ over your gums to maintain a healthy mouth.

Ready to Learn More?

If you’re ready to discuss dentures, we’re here for you. Of course there may be other options available as well, but we won’t know for sure until we see you! Contact us today to schedule an examination and consultation.



Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Dentures Lara, Corio VIC | (03) 4224 3000