About ten years
Partial dentures need more attention than full dentures, as the fit, care and hygiene of these dentures has an effect on the preservation of remaining natural teeth. Because partial dentures may trap food, which in turn can lead to tooth decay, you should remove denture after eating and thoroughly clean both the denture and your own teeth.
If a partial denture does not fit well it may severely damage the gums that support your natural teeth. A poor fit may also cause bleeding, soreness and swelling of gums.
It is vital to seek immediate attention to adjust ill fitting partial dentures.
We take care to provide dentures which will be ‘problem free’. Any irritation which occasionally may be caused by new dentures can be overcome with adjustments. Most problems are minor – although they may not feel that way in your mouth! Don’t let your mouth become sore before having an adjustment made. Please call if you believe an adjustment is necessary.
Sore spots or lumps discovered in the mouth should always be examined by a professional immediately
To clean dentures we recommend a very soft brush and soap. A hard toothbrush and toothpaste is too abrasive for your dentures, and should never be used. A tip for cleaning dentures is to partly fill the hand basin with water and place a face flannel in the bottom. If dentures are dropped, the water and cloth will absorb most of the impact.
A Dental Prosthetist is a highly skilled Dental Professional who operates under the auspices of (AHPRA) the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. We are not dentists but provide prosthetic dental appliances
As a health care professional, the fees of the Dental Prosthetist are normally subject to private health insurance rebate, depending on the extent of ancillary benefit cover.
It is possible to consult a registered Dental Prosthetist without referral for services such as those described in this website.
Some patients may find this the most convenient and economic approach.
These practices abide by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Code of Conduct.