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Missing more than a few teeth? No need to feel embarrassed.
Dentures are a great option to restore your smile and let you talk, eat, and laugh again.

What are dentures?

Dentures are an easy, removable, tooth replacement option, whether you are restoring a few teeth or your entire smile.

Dentures have come a long way since those removable false teeth sitting in a glass of water on your bedside table. Today, dentures techniques have advanced and dentures are more natural-looking and comfortable than ever before. Additionally, modern advancements such as dental implants can provide increased stability and support, minimising the size of the denture which results in a better fit and overall experience.

Why would I need dentures?

You may need dentures due to tooth loss due to decay, age, injury, or periodontal disease.

Losing your teeth can affect your life in many ways, from changing your facial structure to hindering your ability to speak clearly to making enjoying a nice meal difficult. Dentures can help offset the loss, restoring the function you need in order to enhance your appearance, regain your confidence, and improve your quality of life.

More about dentures

How Do Dentures Work?

With full dentures, a gum-coloured acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.

Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will determine which of the three types of dentures described below is best for you.


Conventional Full Denture

A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth. This is the best technique.

Immediate Full Denture

An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. (Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit.) While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be rebased several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth shrinks away as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.

Partial Denture

A partial denture rests on a metal/plastic framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for this denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.

Why dentures at the Dentists Taupo?

At the Dentists, you can relax in our capable hands.
Our highly trained dental specialists are experienced in fitting both full and partial dentures, ensuring that you have a beautiful smile.

One-on-one Consultation

One-on-one Consultation

No one wants to be hustled into a chair. We’ll sit down with you face-to-face in a comfortable room and discuss your situation.

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

We bring you back in for a free consultation to review all of the options. Get the information you need, then you can decide.

The Best Care Anywhere

The Best Care Anywhere

You’re more than just a number. We want you to live the best life possible and we give you the very same care we’d give our own family.

Top-rated Specialists

Top-rated Specialists

Whether you’re just in for a check-up or are interested in a full makeover, we have the experience and expertise to get you the best results.

State-of-the-art Dentistry

State-of-the-art Dentistry

We have some of the best dental equipment and technology anywhere. Our state-of-the-art facilities result in less pain and better outcomes.

Come Here, Stay Here

Come Here, Stay Here

Our network of highly-skilled experts means we can take care of all of your dental needs right here. No sending you to another dentist. You stay with us.