If you’ve lost your natural teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or accidental injury, dentures are typically the most effective way to restore your smile and your confidence. In fact, not only do today’s dentures offer a natural-looking solution to your problem, but they’re also more comfortable than ever.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth which are worn as a replacement for any number of missing teeth. These dental veneers are customised specifically to match your natural teeth and they’re completely removable. And most importantly of all, dentures are typically made out of acrylic, so they look very realistic, they’re comparatively more comfortable, and they even prevent allergies.
Here at Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we are a Camden dentist with complete, partial, and immediate dentures available depending on the situation. Complete dentures are used whenever all of a patient’s natural teeth need replacing, whereas partial dentures are for patients who still have any number of healthy teeth. Immediate dentures are used to avoid being without teeth in the interim after having them extracted by one of our dental hygienists.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Dentures from Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic will typically last for at least five to seven years, but there are several factors which can have an impact on their lifespan. For example, always following the correct cleaning and care instructions will always extend the longevity of your replacement teeth. Dentures should also be checked at least once every two years to ensure they still fit properly, as they may require repair, reline, or some other adjustment.
Does Medicare Cover Dentures?
Medicare covers procedures which are considered to be crucial for your health or wellbeing. This doesn’t include surgeries or treatments solely for enhancing aesthetic appearances. When it comes to dentures, Medicare may cover any necessary tooth extractions, but not the costs of replacement dentures once the teeth are removed. So depending on your individual case, Medicare may cover part of the process.
Does Private Health Insurance Cover Dentures?
Some private health or dental health insurance providers which may have options to cover dentures and other aesthetic dental procedures. Others might not cover dentures as it’s typically considered cosmetic dentistry. If you already have private health insurance with dental care, you should contact them to check if dentures are covered to avoid any surprises when claiming your new dentures.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The total price of a new set of dentures varies on a case by case basis, as it will depend on the type of dentures, the materials used, and the treatment required for each individual. This is because a complete set of dentures will cost more than a set of partial dentures, whereas chrome-plated dentures will be more expensive than acrylic. Also, the average cost of dental implants is usually different in various parts of Australia.
With so many different possible variations of dentures, we offer our clients a free consultation. That way we can make a clear assessment of what denture options would be most suitable for your individual needs, before providing you with a solid price. Aesthetic Denture Clinic is also proud to offer reasonable prices for dentures at market-competitive rates, and we even have AfterPay dental available
Are Cheaper Dentures Available?
While there are always companies willing to offer cheaper solutions, they tend to be poorly fitted dentures which have been manufactured offshore using cheaper materials and without quality control. Buying cheap dentures may be good for your back pocket over the short term, but they’re not great for everyday comfort in your mouth. Alternatively, dentures made locally using top quality materials and the very latest in dental technologies will always give you much better results with a long-lasting and more comfortable fit.
Why Choose Aesthetic Denture Clinic?
We provide all our new clients with a complimentary consultation to determine which are the right dentures for you, so we can provide you with a firm total price for all fittings, repairs, and implants. And as Prosthetists, we know that making dentures is an art form. So not only do we specialise in perfectly matched dentures from our in-house laboratory, but we also offer pain-free tooth removal, replacement, and emergency dentist services.