Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some of our frequently asked questions below :

How do I look after my dentures?

Give them a break! Take your new dentures out at night to help the mouth tissue recover from wearing them during the day. If removing them at night is not an option, try to take them out for some period during the day. Soak the dentures in water if they have metal clasps or if they don’t have any metal, they may be soaked in half vinegar, half water solution. A special denture cleaner can be used for heavily stained dentures once a month.

What can I expect with new dentures?

When making the transition to life with new dentures, it is important to take into account the following:

Because your full or partial dentures are new, they may feel large and bulky in the mouth, your lips may feel like they are being pushed forward and you may even experience a slight gag reflex.

For the first couple of days your mouth will increase with levels of saliva and sore spots. Eating and speaking will also create some challenges. These sensations and problems are normal and after some time your mouth will adjust.

Remember that dentures will not function as your natural teeth once did. Learn the limitations of your dentures and adjust your living habits accordingly.

What is a Dental Prosthetist?

A Dental Prosthetist or Denturist are highly skilled and qualified members of the dental profession who construct, fit and provide a complete denture care service. They specialise in dental prosthetics and have one of the highest levels of experience in dentures and mouthguards as they deal with these removable appliances on a day-to-day basis.

When do I need new dentures?

Dentures have a average life expectancy of anywhere between 5-8 years. After this time the material can start to become brittle and the acrylic teeth will show signs of wear. The oral structure also changes significantly which differs between each person and will eventually cause an ill fitting denture or discomfort. After this time if they cannot be restored, new dentures will be necessary.