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  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    DO I NEED A REFERRAL

    Referrals from a Dentist or Doctor are not necessary, but are welcome.

    CAN I CLAIM ON MY HEALTH INSURANCE

    Yes, North Coast Denture Clinic is registered with all major health funds. You can claim your rebate electronically with our Hicaps machine.

    WHAT IS A DENTAL PROSTHETIST

    A Dental Prosthetist (DP) is a qualified and skilled member of the dental profession. They are the Denture Professionals and as such are the only registered health providers specifically trained to construct, fit and maintain dentures and all other professional denture care services.

    HOW LONG DO DENTURES LAST

    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

    To add new material to the surface of a denture that contacts the oral tissue in order to provide a better fitting denture. When teeth are missing, it is normal for the shape of the gums and the bone supporting the teeth to gradually change over time. This can cause dentures to become loose.

    SHOULD DENTURES BE LEFT OUT AT NIGHT

    Personal choice always rules in answer to this question. Most people only ever remove their dentures for cleaning, but others remove their dentures and leave them out overnight in a glass of water or denture cleaner.

    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.

    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY DENTURES

    The general rule is to rely on a soaking solution and brush only when necessary and only with a specially designed soft denture toothbrush and denture toothpaste. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or folded towel in case you drop them.

    WHAT IS A PARTIAL DENTURE

    As the name suggests, a partial denture is a denture made to replace some missing teeth in either or both the upper or lower part of your mouth, simply for appearance. More often it is required to improve chewing ability, but if remaining teeth are left unsupported, they may also drift sideways or over erupt, making future replacement more difficult.

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A REPAIR

    We offer a same day repair service, we usually need a couple of hours to repair. In some cases we can repair while you wait.