How long will it take to make my dentures?
Depending on the type of denture you require, it takes approximately 5-6 visits over a 4-5 week period to construct your new dentures.
Impressions, recording of your jaw relationship and trial dentures, are important stages and spending the appropriate time is important to achieve a successful outcome.
How much do dentures cost?
It is difficult to provide an accurate quote without assessing each patients requirements, as each patient is different.
We offer a FREE no obligation consultation where we can assess your individual needs.
If you have private health insurance you may be eligible for a rebate.
We are happy to work with you to suit your budget.
How long do dentures last for?
The average lifespan of a denture is approximately 6-8 years; however, this really depends on the materials used, the changing anatomy of the individual and how well the dentures are cared for.
The tissue and the underlying bone in the mouth are continually changing and over time your dentures will need to be adjusted, relined or replaced to maintain a good fit, function and aesthetic.
My denture is broken, what should I do?
It is very important that you do not try to fix the denture yourself. This can make repairing the denture more difficult for us.
Please contact us and arrange for your denture to be repaired professionally. Generally, this can be done on the same day to ensure you don’t go without your teeth for too long.
How do I clean my dentures?
This is a really important question!
We recommend cleaning your dentures at least twice a day, using a soft bristled toothbrush and warm soapy water.
Please DO NOT use toothpaste. Toothpaste contains abrasive particles that will cause microscopic scratches on the denture surface, which enables plaque and calculus to adhere to them and actually make your denture harder to clean.
The use of a denture-specific cleaning agent once a week will also aid in maintaining the cleanliness of your denture.
We also strongly recommend that you hold your dentures over a sink filled with water when you clean them. This will help to prevent breakage if you accidentally drop them.
Should I wear my denture at night/when I sleep?
This is really up to each individual. We do recommend taking your dentures out at night to give your gums a rest and keep them healthy and clean. Warm salt water rinses can also aid in this regard.
Why should I wear a custom sports mouthguard instead of an ‘over the counter’ chemist mouthguard?
A ‘boil and bite’ mouthguard from the chemist is not recommended. They simply do not provide the adequate protection required, due to their ill-fitting design, which makes them uncomfortable to wear.
The Dental Health Foundation and the Australian Dental Association strongly recommend the use of custom-fitted mouthguards.
The process involves having impressions taken of your teeth, where a dental cast/model is created.
A professional, individually-designed custom-fitted mouthguard, can be manufactured to give your teeth and bone the best chance of surviving the impact from a blow by another individual, or even a ball or stick.
Can I wear a custom mouthguard if I have braces?
Yes, it is important to protect your teeth while having orthodontic treatment.
Your teeth will move during treatment, especially over a 6-12 month period. A new mouthguard may be required every 6-12 months to ensure the correct fit remains; thus providing adequate protection for your teeth.
Please note that an additional fee may apply to have this type of mouthguard made.