Denture Clinic FAQ2020-05-22T15:53:49+10:00
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Denture Clinic FAQ


Here are some commonly asked questions. If you don’t find your answer here, please call us on 6624 4442 or send us a message HERE.


    What are dentures?2020-05-20T12:31:30+10:00

    A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding gums. There are two types of dentures available: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. You can also be given an immediate denture. These dentures are used when you are having teeth removed. They are placed into the mouth as soon as the tooth/teeth are extracted so you never have to be without teeth.

    How do I keep my new dentures clean?2020-05-20T12:32:36+10:00

    When your dentures are issued, you will be provided with a starter pack which includes a daily denture care information leaflet. The best way to clean your dentures is either holding them over a sink filled with water or over a folded towel and brush them with soap and water. Never use regular toothpaste as it will damage your dentures.

    What will my dentures cost?2020-05-20T12:33:24+10:00

    The cost of a complete or partial denture depends on the type of denture you need and want. All dentures are not created equal; if you look for the lowest price remember: you’ll get what you pay for. At your initial consultation, you will be provided with a quote before any further treatment is provided.

      How long will it take to get used to my dentures?2020-05-20T12:32:07+10:00

      It will take some time to get used to your dentures and everyone is different. The muscles of your cheeks and tongue need to learn to keep your dentures in place. It will become more comfortable with time but early on you may have some soreness or irritation which will settle once you have adjusted to your new dentures.

      Will dentures change the way I speak?2020-05-20T12:33:02+10:00

      Pronouncing certain words can require practice. Your tongue and the muscle in the floor of the mouth require time and practice to adapt to any changes in tooth positioning and extensions that have been made with the new dentures. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help in overcoming any minor speech problems.

      Are any financial rebates available?2020-05-20T12:33:50+10:00

      Please contact your private health fund regarding any benefits you may be eligible for. We are a members’ choice preferred provider for Medibank Private. We can also provide service under the Department of Veterans Affairs arrangements for gold card holders. We deploy the HICAPS healthcare claims and payments solution for fast on-the-spot turnaround of all claims and transactions.

      What To Expect

      The fitting of dentures is a multi-step process. Typically a patient will undergo the following steps to arrive at a perfect set of new dentures:

      Our Partners

      national dental plan

      We are proud offer interest free finance via the National Dental Plan.

      We are proud members of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association, and a members’ choice preferred provider for Medibank Private. Goonellabah Denture Clinic employs the industry standard HICAPS healthcare claims and payments solution for fast, hassle-free on-the-spot turnaround. We are registered with the NSW Department of Health and Department of Veteran Affairs, proud to support our veterans.