If you are wondering about something, then surely someone else has asked the same questions. We have listed the most frequently asked questions for your convenience. If the answer is not here then contact us and we are only to happy to help.
Why see a dental prosthetist?
Dental prosthetist are qualified and skilled members of the dental team. We are trained dental technicians, the people who actually make the teeth, and are qualified to deal directly with patients to make sure they get the best possible denture treatment options and service.
We are the denture and mouth guard professionals!
Do I need a referral?
No, make an initial consultation for an obligation free appointment to meet us and discuss your requirements, needs and expectations.
How often should I have my dentures looked at?
At least once every 2 years. This will prevent major issues in the future. A denture check will avoid trauma to your oral surfaces and ensure teeth are fully functional.
How long does it take to get new dentures?
Full upper and/or lower dentures - up to four weeks (4 or 5 appointments are needed to go through all the steps).
Partial dentures, metal or acrylic, 1-3 weeks (depending on the type of denture and the amount of teeth that will need replacement).
In off-season 1 or 2 days.
In sport season usually a week.
Worn teeth are usually an indication that your dentures are due for a replacement. Do you drive around with worn tires on your car?
In some cases loose dentures can be corrected by refitting the fitting surface (called a reline).
Have it repaired ASAP. A cracked denture will break eventually. A broken denture can cause injury.
Try to avoid glueing it back together, it makes the repair process more difficult.
All dentures are hand made. We will choose the same shape and colour denture teeth. We will get pretty close but it will not be 100% the same.
We can give your denture a professional clean. Some staining is not removable. Bring it in and we can have a look.
We can alter our techniques and try to minimize the gag reflex. Do not worry about it, come and talk to us.