Pricing

How much do complete dentures cost?

The best way to get an accurate estimate is come into one of our clinics for a free consultation where we can assess your teeth and provide you with an obligation free quote.

How much do partial dentures cost?

The cost of partial dentures depend on a range of factors, including the type of denture, the type of base, the number of teeth required, if you have requested an immediate denture or if you require an implant retained denture. Given the variability in partial dentures, we recommend making an appointment for a free assessment at one of our clinics so we can assess your teeth, make a recommendation and provide a quote.

Do you accept Government issued denture scheme vouchers?

Yes, we accept vouchers as a part of the Area Health Services Pensioner Denture Scheme. Please contact us to discuss use of your voucher.

Will my private health insurance cover your services?

While private health insurance often covers a portion of denture costs, it is best to check with your health insurance provider to determine exactly which services are covered and what percentage of the total cost they will cover. We can assist you in calculating the gap you will need to pay should you decide to come in for a free consultation. We offer HICAPS facilities for on the spot claiming for eligible health funds.

Repairs

How long do denture repairs take?

A broken or uncomfortable denture is not only disruptive, it’s also inconvenient. That’s why at Hancock Denture Clinic we make repairs quick and easy for our customers. Most denture repairs can be made in under 2 hours.

Do you do emergency repairs?

Yes, we offer emergency repairs. Contact us for more information.

About Hancock Denture Clinic

What is a Dental Prosthetist?

A Dental Prosthetist is specifically trained to provide complete dentures, partial dentures and sports mouthguards to patients. This differs to a Dentist, who is trained to provide a broader spectrum of services relating to the teeth and gums. All Dental Prosthetists must complete training as a Dental Technician, before undertaking further study to gain a qualification as a Dental Prosthetist.

At Hancock Denture Clinic, our Dental Prosthetists are abreast of the latest technologies, materials and procedures in our field, so that our customers have access to superior quality dentures and mouthguards.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Your first appointment includes a free consultation to evaluate the type of denture you need and provide an initial quote. If you have private health insurance, you should bring those details so we can work out an accurate price for you. If you are planning on using a pensioner denture scheme voucher, please bring it to your initial consultation.

Do I need a referral?

No, you don’t need a referral to book an appointment. Simply contact us on (02) 4423 3200.

Do I need a booking?

We highly recommend giving us a call to make a booking whenever possible to avoid disappointment.

Wearing & Caring for Dentures

What is a partial denture?

A partial denture is generally recommended for patients who have some healthy teeth and they require replacement of some missing teeth for aesthetic reasons or to assist with eating or talking. A partial denture blends to your natural teeth to make a complete smile.

What is a full or complete denture?

A full, or complete denture replaces all teeth. A full denture is inserted once all remaining teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. Sometimes the healing process can take a few months, which is why some patients opt to have an immediate denture.

What is an immediate denture?

An immediate denture is inserted immediately following the removal of a patient’s remaining teeth. This option is preferred by many patients as they don’t have to wait for the gums to completely heal before they can make their denture thereby having their new smile as soon as the teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures do need to be relined 3-9 months following their initial installation as the gum tissue tends to shrink as it heals, which can cause it to become loose and uncomfortable.

What is a flexible denture?

A flexible partial denture is made from a flexible base that matches the gum colour. It doesn’t require the metal clasps usually associated with partial dentures, making them virtually undetectable.

What is an implant retained denture?

While a conventional denture rests on gums, an implant retained denture snaps into implants that are embedded in the jaw bone. Implant retained dentures generally provide a lot more stability compared to conventional dentures and can help to prevent any discomfort or pain points that may occur with a conventional denture.

How often do I need to get my dentures checked?

We recommend getting your dentures checked annually so that we can monitor their fit and ensure we can detect and prevent any problems from occurring. Of course, if you feel any discomfort or looseness in your dentures, it’s always best to book an appointment as soon as possible.

What is relining and how long does it take?

At Hancock Denture Clinic, we offer same day denture relines. Relining involves creating a new base for your denture to improve its fit. As the bones and tissues in your mouth change over a period of time, relining your denture every few years will ensure that your denture is comfortable and is properly fitted to your mouth. 

How do I clean my denture?

Just as it’s important to care for and clean your natural teeth daily, you’ll need to clean and care for your denture every day. To clean a partial or full denture, first, carefully remove it from your mouth and rinse it under cool water.

Use a soft bristled toothbrush and soap to brush the denture and remove any food particles. Never use regular toothpaste (denture toothpaste is ok) as it may damage your denture. There are special cleaning solutions available for dentures. Be sure to rinse your denture thoroughly before placing it back in your mouth. If you have a partial denture, ensure you clean your natural teeth as well as your denture.

How often do I need to remove my denture?

How often you remove your denture is completely up to you. We recommend removing your denture a few times a day to clean it. This also gives gums a chance to rest and helps to maintain oral health. If you decide to remove your dentures overnight, give them a clean and place them in a clean, dry denture container until you are ready to use them again.

How long do dentures last?

The longevity of your dentures will depend on the type of denture you have, the materials used to build it, how quickly your mouth changes and how well you care for your denture. Dentures can last anywhere between 6-8 years with proper care before they need to be replaced.

Will people know that I’m wearing dentures?

We custom design each denture to fit your face and mouth, so that your denture is undetectable and looks natural. We recommend practicing eating and speaking with your new dentures so that you feel comfortable talking and eating with friends.

Are dentures comfortable?

We custom design each denture to fit your face and mouth, so that your denture looks as natural as possible. We recommend practicing eating and speaking with your new dentures so that you feel comfortable talking and eating with friends.

Wearing & Caring for Mouthguards

What is the difference between an over the counter and a custom mouthguard?

Over-the-counter mouthguards are those that either do not require fitting, or those that can be placed in hot water and moulded to your mouth. On the other hand, custom mouthguards are specially fitted to your mouth by a qualified Dental Prosthetist.

While over-the-counter mouthguards are often a lot cheaper than custom guard, unfortunately they do not fit as well, or provide the same level of protection that custom mouthguards do. For this reason the Australian Dental Association recommends the use of custom mouthguards in any sport where the mouth is at risk of injury.

How do I clean my mouthguard?

We recommend cleaning your mouthguard under cold water after every use, storing it in a container out of direct sunlight or heat when not in use. You can also rinse it in mouthwash or use regular soap sporadically to kill bacteria.

How long will my mouthguard last?

Mouthguards generally only need to be replaced if they are damaged or if your teeth move or change (for example, gaining ‘adult teeth’ in children).

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