No referral is necessary. We can make dentures direct to the public.
We are open from Monday to Friday 8:30am until 5:00pm. We do have appointment times outside of these hours. Call the clinic on 6293 9442 to make an appointment that suits you.
First place to start is to call and make an appointment with your local Dental Prosthetist. In this appointment, the Dental Prosthetist will go through all your options of what is required for your denture needs
There are a number of different dentures.
Full dentures – replace a mouth with no existing teeth, or no existing teeth on either arch
Partial Dentures– these ones replace an arch with 1 or more missing teeth and are usually held with clasps. These can be made from Acrylic or Cobalt Chrome.
Implant over-retained dentures– These dentures are made to go over specifically made implants for dentures. They work really well for patients who have issues with full lower dentures
The cost of dentures really is dependent upon what the requirements are. For this reason, an appointment to see your Dental Prosthetist is important so we can assess you in person and give an exact quote.
This also is dependent upon what is required; however, it can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks.
Cleaning your dentures everyday (twice a day) manually with warm water and hand soap or toothpaste is recommended. You may soak them in a denture bath with denture cleaning solution. Please do not use bleach, boiling hot water or harsh chemicals on them, this may cause your dentures to weaken.
Yes, you absolutely can sleep in your dentures. Ensure you have cleaned them thoroughly and rinsed them before going to bed.
Eventually you will learn to eat, talk and do everything normally, there will be an adjustment period with new dentures – first time or repeat sets
When the denture is not functioning as well as it used to and suction (on Upper Full dentures) is poor
The recommendation is usually every 5-7 years for replacement dentures, although it’s not uncommon for patients to have them much longer. The reason they may need replacing could be from one or several of the following reasons.
– Your jaw position has changed over time
– Your Gums have shrunk and changed shape
– Your lips have and cheek support has changed causing the teeth to not show as much as they once did.
– The teeth on the dentures have worn flat which definitely affects how well you can chew your food.
– They don’t look as good as they use to. The teeth may be stained. They may too look short now.
– The dentures are just not comfortable!!
You see there are a whole variety of reasons why new dentures may be needed.
Yes, The Denture Clinic does take on all ACT/NSW Denture Vouchers and also all DVA Gold Card holders
Yes, we have HICAPS available at our Tuggeranong Clinic & Phillip Clinic
In most cases a broken denture can be fixed. Acrylic dentures are ones that can be fixed with a quick turnaround. Chrome dentures may take longer and are sometimes not always able to be repaired.
Yes. These are called Immediate dentures. This is when we will take an impression of your mouth and make the dentures before you get your teeth extracted by a dentist.
Perseverance and patience. Lower full dentures are tricky to get used to. You are welcome to use denture adhesive to assist with training your mouth and tongue to keep them in place. However, it may also be time for a reline, especially if you have had teeth extracted recently.
Yes, we have a range of colours to best suit your overall smile. Keep in mind, these are not real teeth. We have had many great results
Unfortunately, this a part of aging. As we get older, our bone and gum shrink. A reline may be able to assist with denture wearing.
Yes, it is possible, however keep in mind that there will be a transition period into getting new dentures, as you have not had anything in your mouth for a long time, this will require an open mind and patients, however, very possible