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Are Dentures Covered by Medicare?

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If you need to start wearing dentures, you will most certainly want to know what type of funding methods are available to you. This is necessary because you will need to visit your dental prosthetist on a regular basis for denture maintenance.

When it comes to the costs associated with dentures, prices tend to vary. A single full plate may cost as much as $5,000 or only a couple hundred dollars. The difference in pricing depends on the type of dentures and the amount of work that needs to be done. Moreover, a portion of the cost goes toward the removal of your teeth.

So, you may be wondering, are dentures covered by Medicare?

Dental care & Medicare – Two in one?

  • Medicare, the publicly funded universal health care system in Australia, is the primary funder of health care in Australia. You are eligible if:
  • You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand;
  • You are a permanent Australian resident;
  • You have applied for permanent residency and meet a few other basic criteria;
  • You are a beneficiary of a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement cover by another country.

You can be issued with a Medicare card if you meet any of the aforementioned criteria. Children ages 15 and up have their own Medicare card, while children under the age of 15 can be a beneficiary of their parents’ Medicare.

When it comes to dental care, Medicare only covers treatments that are considered crucial to the patient’s well-being. That being said, cosmetic procedures that enhance the appearance of your smile are not covered by Medicare. However, diagnostic, preventative, and restorative dental procedures are covered by Medicare (depending on the state and territory, whole or partial cost may be covered).

While Medicare will cover the cost of a tooth extraction procedure, it will not cover the cost of dentures after the procedure. Similarly, if you have been in a car accident and you require tooth extraction as part of a surgical procedure to repair a facial injury, Medicare will cover the cost of your tooth extraction; however, it will not extend coverage to any other dental work that you may require once you have had the tooth removed.

Your dental insurance may cover a small portion of the cost of getting dentures, but you can expect the majority to be out of pocket expenses. For this reason, it is recommended to consult with a clinic that offers a prompt and efficient payment plan for all of your private health-related claims.

This is where we come in.

Staying true to our promise

At Aesthetic Denture Clinic, we utilise the latest in aesthetic technology and clinical techniques to offer you all types of dentures of the highest quality, thereby serving and meeting your expectations. Our aim is to provide you with dentures that are amazingly lifelike, comfortable, and customised for your individual needs so that you can feel confident when you speak, eat, and smile.

Most importantly, dentures should be pain-free – and you also shouldn’t have to feel the pain of breaking the bank to get them. We offer a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your needs and requirements, as well as to determine the appropriate costs for all denture fittings, repairs, and implants. If your private health insurance covers dental work, you should discuss the rebate on your treatment to avoid any unpleasant surprises when it comes to claiming expenses for your new dentures.

If you wish to obtain an accurate estimate of your out of pocket costs, you will need a quotation from the clinic, which we would be more than happy to provide. From there, with our interest-free financing options, you cannot go wrong.

To learn more about our interest-free financing options speak to the Aesthetic Dentures team today!

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Elias is fantastic. His work is amazing. And his approach to us as a customer was extremely comforting. He has given my husband a whole new meaning to his self esteem and he actually loves to smile. All thanks to Elias amazing work. Read more

Sarah-Marie Urzino

A year ago

My daughter got her mouthguard moulded and made through these guys, the process was amazing and they made my daughter feel at ease. She is so happy with her new sparklie mouthguard with her name on it! I Highly recommend Elias and Tamica. Thank you very much Read more

Karen Halse

A year ago

Elias went above and beyond to replace my Denture after an accident over New year. Super friendly service and above all the most comfortable denture I have ever had. Highly recommend!! Thankyou. Read more

Mark Halliday

A year ago

From my first phone call to Tomika explaining my situation with my teeth and how bad they were and that I didn't know where to start, to having my first free appointment with Elias was the best thing I have ever done. Tomika is very easy to talk to, friendly and professional. Elias, well he is great, told me exactly what he could achieve, the cost and the timeframe and he was spot on. Read more

Kim Lennon

6 months ago

Elias prepared a full set of dentures for my 90 year old mother. The service he provided was exceptional, using current technology effectively to create a set of dentures which were far superior to what she had previously had. Elias also made it very clear that my mother could go back at any time if minor adjustments were required. He gives meticulous attention to detail. Tamika ensures that appointments run to time. Read more

Janelle Horton

10 months ago

Loving my new dentures, professional friendly service 5 stars all round. Would highly recommend this practice. Thanks guys.. Read more

Deidre Bell

6 months ago

State of the art technology and skills and ability to match. I went to the clinic highly anxious ( my previous dental encounter at another clinic resulted in a panic attack and blacking out twice whilst in the chair) due to the poor integrity of my teeth, as a direct result of a health condition I had lost the majority of my teeth and the remaining were nothing short of a train wreck. Elias treated me the utmost respect and kindness. Read more

Meghan Stafford

2 months ago


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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Elias is fantastic. His work is amazing. And his approach to us as a customer was extremely comforting. He has given my husband a whole new meaning to his self esteem and he actually loves to smile. All thanks to Elias amazing work. Read more

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