Why go to a Dental Prosthetist (DP)?

Replacing your natural teeth is more than trusting someone with your smile…Your appearance, your looks, your whole image is at stake. Make sure you entrust this delicate task to a specially trained professional!

Your Dental Prosthetist is an expert in design, construction, insertion and adjustment of removable dentures as well as overdentures on implants and custom sports mouthguards

Their expertise, meticulousness and professionalism make them the best possible choice to help you derive the maximum benefit from dental prosthetics technology. "Dental Prosthetistst's are your denture specialists".

What's so different about going to a Dental Prosthetist verses other dental professionals?

Your DP listens to your needs. They personally handle every step in the construction of your denture: from the first impression to the last adjustment. There is no middleman in the fabrication of your new denture. The DP has an on site laboratory to produce your personalized dentures.

Your DP is the ideal person to instruct you in the daily maintenance of your denture. He can also tell you how often your denture should be adjusted in order to ensure the comfort, effectiveness and aesthetic appearance that you expect. After all DP’s just make Dentures and Related Removable Appliances.

How much do they cost

There are many different treatment options available for denture wearers. A consultation is required so Tony can discuss with you the best treatment plan for your individual situation.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all Major Credit Cards including American Express, Cash, Eftpos, Cheque (By Arrangement), Veterans Affairs, & Health Fund Rebates On The Spot (HICAPS)

How long do Dentures last?

Your dentures will not last indefinitely. The denture teeth and base will wear and stain over time. The tissues of the mouth are undergoing continual change so that the dentures will have to be adjusted, rebased or remade from time to time. This time will vary and depend upon such factors as individual tolerances, habits and the length of time you have had dentures. The average life of a denture is about five to seven years.

Your DP is sensitive to your well-being and to the general condition of your dentures. Your DP also has the experience and expertise to advise you on your best treatment plan and how to proceed.

Now I have dentures I don't need an annual exam, do I?

Your dentures and tissues should be checked annually. Damage to the oral tissues can take place without your being aware of it. Early detection and elimination of tissue inflammation is important to minimize shrinkage of the supporting bone and tissue. By keeping the tissue healthy your dentures will continue to fit correctly.

Your DP will also check for looseness of the denture due to tissue changes, stains and calculus deposits on the denture, your bite position (how evenly your teeth close together). It's not the dentures which change over time, it's your mouth which is continually changing so by having your DP check on your oral condition, you are able to enjoy all the benefits of a well fitting quality denture.

How do you clean your dentures?

When cleaning your dentures, you should first rinse away loose food particles thoroughly. Then moisten your toothbrush and apply denture cleanser. Brush every surface, scrubbing gently to avoid damage.

How many times a day does the denture need to be cleaned?

The denture needs to be cleaned two to three times daily.

What is good oral hygiene when you have full dentures?

In addition to taking care of your dentures, taking care of your mouth also is vital if you wear full dentures. This includes brushing your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures. This stimulates your tissues and helps remove plaque.

Do dentures need to be replaced?

Dentures will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear over a period of time and normal shrinkage of your gums and bones.

What should you do if your dentures crack or break?

Call your DP immediately. Normally, dentures can be repaired quickly, often on the same day. Damaged dentures can cause additional oral health problems, so see your DP right away. Never attempt to repair dentures yourself. They require professional repair and adjustment.

Why can't you fix dentures that break with glue?

Glues often contain harmful chemicals and are not effective in the proper repair of dentures.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a few missing teeth.

How do you wear a removable partial denture?

Removable partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps.

How long will it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?

Your partial denture may feel awkward or bulky for the first few weeks, but your mouth will eventually get used to it.

How long should you wear a partial denture?

Initially, you may want to wear your partial denture all the time. Your DP will give you specific instructions on how long it should be worn and when it should be removed. Generally, your mouth tissues need to rest so it is advisable that you take out your partial denture at least 15 minutes per day.

Will the partial denture change the way you speak?

Your partial denture may help your speech. It can be difficult to speak clearly when you are missing teeth. However, it also will take time to get used to it.