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11 Lorraine Avenue

Warrandyte VIC 3113

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need a referral?


No, referrals are not required


Do you offer health fund rebates?


Yes we offer health point and accept all major health funds.


Do you offer payment plans?


Yes we offer 100% interest free payment plans.

 

Will my dentures look natural?


Yes, we know sometimes a “too perfect” set of teeth are not what you want. Talk to us about the look you want to achieve.


Is it possible to get a denture to replace one missing tooth?


Yes


Will I look different with dentures?

It’s up to you Yes & No. If your bone structure has changed since losing your teeth and your facial features have sunken in, then dentures can return your look to how it was before. For most people, it's about looking natural or how they have always looked and this is achieved.


Do dentures prevent me from doing anything?


No, you can live a full and active life with dentures


Will I still be able to kiss with dentures?


Yes


How long will it take for my new dentures to settle in?

It varies from person to person, but a general guide is 6 - 8 wks.


How often should you replace your dentures?


You should have your dentures checked at least once every 2 years and replace them between 5 - 8 years.
 

Can you eat normally with dentures?


Adjusting to eating with dentures takes a little practice, but over time you should be able to return to your normal diet – with one or two exceptions. Dentures replace natural teeth, but they do not feel exactly the same.

How often should I clean my dentures?

It is important to treat your dentures as you should treat your natural teeth
They must be kept as clean as possible to prevent:
•    inflamed gums,
•    bacterial and fungal infections
•    or further tooth loss.
We recommend you clean your dentures, twice a day, and after eating where necessary. Always remove your dentures for cleaning and ensure you also brush your gums to stimulate blood circulation.

What is the best way to clean my dentures?

•    The general rule is to use a soaking solution and to brush with a specially designed soft denture brush.
•    Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.
•    Rinse your dentures thoroughly before soaking them to help remove any food debris
•    Always follow the manufactures instruction.
•    Warm soapy water and your denture brush is a great option too
•    Soaking them in a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water.
•    When using your denture brush be careful not to scrub too hard as this may cause grooves in the surface
•    thereby allowing stains or plaque to build up.
•    Make sure you clean all surfaces of your dentures, including the surface which touches your gums. This is
•    especially important if you use any kind of dentures adhesive.
•    Do not clean your dentures with toothpaste or any bleaching products, ammonia-based cleaners, abrasives
•    or very hot water.
•    Bleaching can lead to a weakening of the denture and will damage its appearance.
•    The use of ammonia’s or abrasives will remove the glossy surface allowing stains to build up
•    Very hot water can distort your denture thereby affecting the fit.