Denture Care & FAQs

Are you wondering what it will be like to wear false teeth and how to care for dentures? Find answers to common questions about dentures below, or contact our friendly team to discuss whether dentures are right for you.

If you have experienced significant tooth loss due to gum disease, decay, injuries etc; you may want to consider dentures. In many cases, dentures are a cost effective way of achieving natural looking results for replacing missing or unrestorable teeth, enhancing your appearance and benefiting your health by providing support and increased function to your molars.

Cost of dentures can vary depending on your needs and the type of denture you would prefer. Our Dental Prosthetist can advise you on the different options available and the cost of each of these options. Book a free consultation today.

Medicare currently does not provide any benefits/rebates for dentures.

Complete Denture Care is a preferred provider with Medibank Private and we accept all other major health funds. Using our HICAPS facility, we are able to process our patients health insurance on the spot. The dental services you can claim depends on your level of cover and we recommend contacting your health fund provider to establish if your policy covers Dental Prosthetics (dentures).

Dentures will feel like a foreign object at first and it is not unusual to experience some minor soreness, discomfort or find you are producing more saliva while you are becoming accustomed to your new dentures. After a while all these symptoms should ease. We offer no fee appointments to make adjustments to relieve areas of discomfort and in most cases patients find they adapt fairly quickly.

At Complete Denture Care, we are committed to providing our patients with a natural looking smile. No two dentures are the same as we fabricate each denture specifically to suit our patients individual needs. Our Dental Prosthetist works with our patients to provide a custom fit and during the different stages you are able to assess how it looks and feels before your dentures are finalised to ensure you are happy with the outcome.

The technology behind prosthodontics has become so advanced that you probably will barely notice a difference in your appearance. Each set of dentures is personalised to your gums, lips, tongue and surrounding facial features. Additionally, before you are given your permanent dentures, moulds are made in wax for you to try them on and see how they look. The only difference in appearance is a beautiful smile once completed.

Getting dentures for the first time is an adjustment, to say the least. There are many things you are going to have to practice a little to truly master – and speaking is one. Don’t worry – it’s not like re-learning how to speak completely. You may experience some lisping at first, but it shouldn’t take long to re-teach your tongue and lips to adjust in order to regain your original speech patterns.

There will be an adjustment period. You may have some difficulty at first, but you have spent a lifetime learning a particular way of eating. Learning to eat with dentures may take considerable time, as chewing efficiency is significantly less than your natural teeth. In addition, as dentures are not fixed, you will notice slight movements of your denture during chewing and eating, depending on the type of food consumed.

In some instances, patients may find that their sense of taste is affected. However, the taste of food will start to return once you have become accustomed to your denture.

Dentures usually last up to 5-10 years. Even though your teeth are missing, your mouth and gums will continue to change shape for the rest of your life. Because dentures are artificial, they will not change with the shape of your mouth. You will need to get them replaced or adjusted. This can easily be done by calling up to organise an appointment with our friendly staff.

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