FAQ

We have all the answers to your denture questions.  If you can’t find the answer to your question below just call our friendly staff and they will be happy to help you.

When should I replace my dentures?

Every 6-10 years, depending on wear and tear. After about 10 years, dentures begin to break down and become porous, creating a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and other nasties.

Do I need dentures if I am on a soft diet?

Absolutely. Without dentures keeping the jaws in the right alignment, your natural swallowing reflex is inhibited. Even if you are on a soft-food diet, dentures are an important part of maintaining your health.

Why should I replace my dentures?

As dentures become old and porous, bacteria become ingrained within the material. Recent studies have shown that the biggest cause of aspiration pneumonia – which is a leading cause of death among the elderly – is bacteria from oral plaque. So having clean dentures is very important for your overall health!

If your weight has recently changed by more than 5 kg or you have recently had teeth removed, this will also change the way your dentures fit, so a reline is most likely necessary. Ill-fitting dentures can cause discomfort, sores and infections.

How much does an initial consultation cost?

Initial visits with a full measure and consultation will only cost you $85 in metro Brisbane.

Do you do general dental work?

Denture Man only works with dental prosthetics.

Do you use quality parts and materials?

Only the very best. All our materials are TGA approved. No cheap alternatives here!

Do you give free adjustments?

We sure do. You get two free adjustments within the first month after a new denture fitting (metro Brisbane)

How long do new dentures take to make?

When you use Denture Man your dentures will generally they take 4 visits, which is about 4 to 6 weeks.

Normally, this would take at least 6 visits over 16 weeks – that’s 60% longer, and 60% more inconvenience!

We take initial impressions, create waxed temporary dentures, do a test fit, and then manufacture the dentures once you’re happy with the appearance. Chrome dentures take about 2-3 weeks longer, as they take longer to manufacture in a laboratory.

How long do repairs take?

From 30 minutes to 1½ hours, usually.

Do you visit nursing and retirement homes?

Yes, the majority of our work is through nursing homes and retirement villages.

Are you licensed and certified?

Yes. Denture Man is a member of the ADPA, and is insured for public, product liability and indemnity.

We happily take bookings from patients, family members and carers, and will visit any location in the greater Brisbane region, Gold Coast to Caboolture and out to Ipswich.

Fill out the form to book an appointment, or give us a call on: 1800 336 887

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