When the community’s involved, we have that sense of contribution to a bigger group. That is where I find dentistry is most enjoyable.

Jason Tung

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Dr Jason Tung and the team at Beenleigh Marketplace Dental offer a range of treatments to help you maintain and restore good oral health.

I am in pain Help!

I am in pain Help!

Beenleigh Marketplace Dental offers emergency dentistry to help you receive the care you need; when you need it.

I have had some pain for a while Help!

I have had some pain for a while Help!

If you’ve been experiencing pain in your teeth, gums or jaws but you can’t see any problem; it is time to visit the dentist.

I don’t like the look of my teeth Help!

I don’t like the look of my teeth Help!

If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth, you have a number of options; including dental veneers, teeth whitening and dental crowns.

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I have a few issues Help!

If you have two or more issues, see how we can help by answering just a few simple questions!


What are dentures?

Commonly known as “plates”, dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit the individual’s mouth and are used to restore both the appearance and function of natural teeth for individuals who have lost some or all of their teeth. Dentures can be classified into two main types: complete dentures and partial dentures.


Complete dentures are used when all natural teeth are missing in either the upper or lower jaw. They consist of a full set of artificial teeth set in a gum-coloured base that sits on the patient’s gums and is held in place by suction, adhesive, or dental implants.


Partial dentures, or ‘plates,’ offer flexibility for individuals with remaining natural teeth, allowing for the addition of replacement teeth to the existing framework as needed over time. This adaptability means that individuals don’t have to acquire a completely new denture each time they experience tooth loss. However, as tooth loss progresses, there may eventually be a need for an acrylic full denture, known as a complete denture.


Dentures can significantly improve a person’s ability to chew, speak, and smile while restoring facial aesthetics. However, they may require adjustment and adaptation, and some people find dental implants or other alternatives more suitable for their needs. Proper care and regular dental visits are essential to maintaining the health and longevity of plates.

Dentures remain in place through a combination of factors, including the natural suction between the denture and the gum tissues, the adhesive properties of saliva, and a precise fit tailored to the individual’s oral anatomy. Complete dentures create suction against the palate or ridge, while partial dentures use clasps to attach to existing natural teeth. Denture adhesives can enhance stability, and implant-retained dentures offer a more secure fit by attaching to dental implants in the jaw. With time, muscle control adapts to better hold dentures, and maintaining good oral hygiene contributes to comfort and stability.


Denture wearers should promptly consult their dentist if they experience any issues that may affect the fit, comfort, or stability of their dentures. This includes the development of gum sores, regular instances of the dentures falling out, persistent pinching or discomfort, or if the dentures feel wobbly. Regular dental check-ups are essential to assess the condition of both the dentures and the underlying oral tissues. Dentists can address any adjustments needed for a proper fit, provide solutions for sore spots, and evaluate the overall health of the gums and remaining natural teeth. Maintaining open communication with the dentist ensures that any denture-related concerns are addressed promptly, promoting long-term comfort and functionality.

The lifespan of dentures varies based on factors such as type, materials, care, and individual oral changes. Standard complete or partial dentures typically last around 5 to 7 years, while higher-quality materials and craftsmanship can extend this to a decade or more. Implant-retained dentures, secured with dental implants, can last even longer, potentially reaching 10 to 20 years or more with proper care.

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