Q ) How often should I clean my dentures?
A ) Caring for your dentures is easy. It’s important to treat your dentures as you would natural teeth. They must be kept clean to prevent inflamed gums, bacterial and fungal infections or further tooth loss. Cleaning Dentures twice daily, and after eating, when necessary.
Q ) What is the best way to clean my dentures?
A ) Remove the denture for cleaning and ensure you brush your gums to stimulate blood circulation. It is best to clean your dentures over a bowl of water or soft towel, in case you drop them. Using a soft brush, scrub your denture being careful not to use abrasive cleaners containing harmful chemicals such as bleach or ammonia, as they may cause damage to the surface of the denture.
Q ) Which cleaner should I use?
A ) It is advisable not to use standard Toothpaste to clean your denture. There are many different denture cleaners on the market, readily available from the chemist, supermarket or your Dental Prosthestist.
Q ) How do I care for a Metal Denture?
A ) Some commercial cleaning products can damage metal dentures, so if you have a metal denture, it is important to discuss cleaning options with a qualified Dental Prosthetist. If your acrylic denture has metal clasps, you need to take particular care when cleaning.
Q ) Should I remove my dentures at night?
A ) It is recommended you remove your dentures at least twice a day to allow massaging of the supporting tissue thereby encouraging blood flow to that tissue. If it’s difficult to leave your dentures out for extended periods, we recommend during your cleaning routine, you simply brush the supporting tissue with a soft toothbrush. If you are comfortable leaving your dentures out overnight, then you may do so, however, it’s not essential, if you taking them out frequently on other occasions, i.e. cleaning.
Q ) Can I have my denture professionally cleaned?
A ) Some people build up tartar on their dentures, just as they would their natural teeth. If plaque is not removed properly, it can react with your saliva and harden into tartar. This tartar is difficult to remove and can cause your denture to become uncomfortable and unsightly. Lambton Park Denture Clinic can remove this tartar in the laboratory using specialist equipment.
Q ) How often do I need to visit the Dental Prosthetist?
A ) It’s important to have your mouth and dentures checked every year, even if you have complete upper and lower dentures. Regular maintenance and check ups not only ensure the health of your mouth and supporting tissue, they also ensure maximum life expectancy for your denture.
Q ) How long do dentures last?
A ) How long dentures will last depends upon how well they are looked after. Ensuring regular check ups for comfortable wear and correct fit of your denture will prolong the lifespan of your denture. However all dentures will eventually require replacement as they do not last forever. With proper care and maintenance, replacement dentures may be required every 5 to 8 years. It’s important to replace your existing dentures with new ones, as wearing ill fitting and worn out dentures can damage your gum and bone structure.
Q ) Can I claim from my Health Fund?
A ) Troy Fraser is a registered health care provider with all major health funds. Lambton Park Denture Clinic offers HICAPS – on the spot claiming.
Q ) What is Dry Mouth, can I do anything about it?
A ) Commonly prescribed and over the counter medications frequently affect the flow and quality of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is important not only to the digestive system, but also to the proper functioning of dentures. Without proper saliva flow and quality, even the slightest movement of your denture can cause friction on the supporting tissues resulting in soreness. Discuss your medications and dry mouth treatment options with your Dental Prosthetist.
Q ) How much do they cost?
A ) There are many different treatment options available for denture wearers. A consultation is required so the dental prosthetist can discuss with you the best treatment plan for your individual situation.
Q ) What payment methods do you accept?
A ) We accept all major Credit Cards, Cash, Eftpos, Cheque (by arrangement) , Veterans Affairs, & health fund rebates on the spot (HICAPS)
Q ) Will I look different?
A ) With the advent of modern technologies dentures can be personalised to suit you and give you a natural appearance. Each patient’s individual requirements are catered for to ensure that they will be happy with the appearance of their new dentures.
Q ) Do I need a Referral to see a Dental Prosthetist?
A ) No referral is required. Contact us for your free consultation to discuss your treatment options.
Q) Can you make Overdentures for my existing implants?
A) Yes, as an accredited Implant Retained Overdenture Provider, Troy can make new or replacement Overdentures. No referral is required. If you would like to find out more information about Implant Retained Overdentures, simply contact us for a Free Consultation and Troy will be happy to answer your questions, alternatively, please refer to our services page on this website.
If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please do not hesitate to contact us direct to book your free consultation, where Troy will be happy to explain your personal denture requirements.