Some frequently questions…
Do I need to be referred to 'Custom Denture Clinic'?
What is a prosthetist and how we can help you
Dental care is not just limited to going to your regular dentist. Did you know that you can see a prosthetist without any referral.
Prosthetists are basically denture care professionals who are specialised and licensed to offer denture care services to the public.Their services include fabricating new dentures, adjusting and repairing all types of dentures. It is high precision work and they will also ensure to have the best custom solution for your specific needs.
Will I be able to eat with my dentures?
Yes you can eat normally with your dentures, but it might take some time to get used to the dentures in the beginning.
How long will it take to get used to the new dentures?
This will vary depending the changes made. Usually your speech and eating are affected to some degree for a couple of days. Most issues resolve in less than a week. A check visit is included in the initial fee at which time any issues can be discussed and rectified.
Will my dentures need to be replaced?
With proper care and maintenance, it is reasonable to expect your denture to last between 5-10 years. You will need to have regular check ups and relines as required.
What is a reline?
A reline is done when the dentures become slightly loose over time. New material is added to the surface of the denture that contacts the oral tissue in order to provide a better fitting denture. When teeth are extracted, it is normal for the shape of the gums and the bone supporting the teeth to gradually resorb over time. This is what causes the denture to become loose. A sudden loss in body weight will sometimes affect the smig fit of your dentures.
How long does a repair take?
This depends on the break. We offer a same day repair service, we usually need a couple of hours to repair the denture. In some cases we can repair while you wait.
How do I clean my dentures?
To clean your dentures you can use liquid/ foam soap/denture specific paste,and water with a soft bristle brush. Do not use toothpaste as it will damage and scratch the surface of your denture and may allow bacteria to accumulate there.
This should be done after every meal. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or folded towel in case you drop them.
Can I claim anything back on my health insurance?
We are recognised by all major health funds through HiCaps, please refer to our “Insurance” page. If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will be please to inform you.