Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, We Do Have Finance Available!
Dentures at Varsity offers an easy and affordable way to receive your desired smile today and pay off the dentures later (No interest on the spot approval!!!). We offer finance to Pensioners and DVA’s! Or if you’re a permanent Australian resident with a drivers license and work over 30 hours a week you could be eligible too. Call to inquire!
Yes, We Do Work With Your Health Funds and We Are a DVA provider!
Our clinic works with all valid health funds and we do our best to make sure you get the most back out of it!
How To Take Care of Your New or Old Dentures?
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Do we visit nursing homes?
We are quite a central Gold Coast Denture Clinic. Located in Varsity Lakes we are close to a lot of the popular nursing homes, we will mostly visit homes located in: Robina, Robina Hinterland, Robina CBD,Varsity Lakes and Varsity CBD. We do however occasionally visit other homes under special consideration.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are reusable dental prosthetics (false teeth) that replicate ordinary teeth. Dentures are made from high quality materials such as acrylic and chrome and each material affects the physical qualities of the denture, such as hardness, flexibility, weight, comfort and durability. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to denture comfort and our specialists will ensure that you receive the ones that most satisfy you.
Are Dentures Suitable for Everyone?
Patients who have lost all or almost all of their teeth should enquire about wearing full dentures, while patients who still have existing teeth should seek to acquire partial dentures. At Dentures at Varsity, we want everyone to enjoy a happy, healthy smile!
Are Dentures Expensive
The cost of dentures depends on the style of denture (full or partial) and the materials used to create them. At Dentures at Varsity, we always aim to provide cost-effective denture products for our clients, while maintaining superior quality.
What Do Dentures Feel Like?
It can sometimes take a few weeks for patients to fully adapt to their new teeth. During this time, your new dentures may feel a little irritating and unnatural, as you discover how to eat and speak with them. This transitional period is entirely normal and before long, you will be completely at ease with your new dentures.
Will Dentures Affect My Appearance?
Dentures replicate real teeth, both in appearance, texture and functionality, ensuring that your appearance remains intact. Your dentures guarantee a perfect smile, with no more missing teeth in sight.
Do Dentures Make It Hard to Eat?
Whilst all dentures are marvels of modern-day engineering and design, they are artificial nonetheless and do require some time to get used to, at first. When you are just starting out with your new set of dentures, we highly recommend that you start with softer foods that don’t require heavy chewing. It’s always a good idea to let your knife and fork do most of the chewing for you, by slicing your food into small pieces. Once you are confident eating with your new dentures, you’ll be able to steadily resume your regular eating habits.
Is It Necessary To Wear Dentures All The Time?
When patients first acquire their new dentures, we strongly recommend that they leave them in, even when going to bed. Once your gums have had sufficient time to adapt to them, we then suggest removing them before going to sleep each night, as this allows your gums to be cleansed by the saliva on your tongue.
Is Denture Glue Necessary?
Denture adhesives provide the added assurance that your new teeth won’t slip about during the day. Whilst denture glue can provide extra support, they should never be used to fasten poorly-aligned dentures. If your dental prosthetics don’t feel sturdy and secure or cause pain and discomfort, we strongly advise that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can examine them for you.
Is It Safe to Use Denture Glue?
Denture glue is completely harmless when used responsibly. The only time denture adhesives can cause problems is when it is applied far too liberally to poorly-aligned dentures, which can damage gum tissue and other areas of the wearer’s mouth.
Is It Safe to Make Alterations to Your Dentures?
Dentures are precision made and even the slightest tweak or alteration could damage or even ruin them. Furthermore, dentures that have undergone ‘DIY modifications’ could also damage your gums. If your dentures become chipped or broken, consult with one of our specialists who can take a look at them for you and make all necessary denture repairs as required. Denture relines and repairs are typically done in a matter of hours, ensuring minimal inconvenience to you.
How Often Should You Replace Your Dentures?
When carefully looked after, your dentures can last anywhere from several right up to 8 years before needing to be replaced. Throughout these years, your dentures suffer from natural wear and tear and will need to be relined or restored to guarantee that they retain their comfort and functionality.
How Do You Look After Your Dentures?
Knowing how to correctly look after your dentures will improve their longevity. Dentures must be properly brushed and washed each day with a denture cleanser to help eradicate germs and remove any stains or gunk. If your dentures are becoming difficult to clean, speak to one of specialists today who can have your dentures professionally cleaned for you.
How Often Do You Need to Visit a Dentist?
We suggest that you visit your dentist at least every 6 months for a routine check-up and teeth cleaning to ensure optimal oral health.
The 8 Best and 8 Worst foods for dentures?
This link is a great and interesting read on denture beginners and veterans.
Our Past and Ever Growing Education on the Gold Coast
Our prosthetist Adrian has studied on the Gold Coast at Griffith University for over six years and achieved:
A Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology
A Master of Oral Health in Dental Technology and Prosthetics
Our Education does however grow further than the university, we constantly attend state of the art conferences and practicums in order to keep up to date with information and technology in the field. This is to ensure our patients get the latest and best treatment there is to offer.