Dental for the people.
Changing people’s lives, one smile at a time.
Changing people’s lives, one smile at a time.
At Dentistry Plus, our dental prosthetist team has over 100 years of combined experience in constructing dentures.
At our Joondalup, Leeming, Maddington, Leederville and Kwinana clinics, we use only the highest quality materials available and utilise the latest in manufacturing technology.
As Perth's transformation dentists, we have both the experience and motivation required to solve the most problematic cases.
With the utmost care with your dentures, there's a Plus to going with us during the construction of your dentures, and living with them afterwards.
Bringing all of our expertise from both Dentistry Plus and Dentures Plus together, with dentists, dental technicians, prosthetists, hygenists and a dental laboratory all under the one roof - we have the ability to perform all of your dental needs, right here.
Yes, we offer payment plans through Pretty Penny Finance, providing flexible payment options to make your dental procedure more affordable. Please call 9228 3434 for more information.
As an alternative option, you may also apply for early release of your superannuation to help fund your dental procedure/s – this option is available to accepted applicants only, through SuperCare. Please call 1300 665 440 or visit the SuperCare website for more information.
In order to offer optimal service, Dentures Plus has a 24 hour cancellation / rescheduling policy.
If you miss your appointment, cancel or change your appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged $65.00.
This policy must be adhered to so as to respect both our staff and our clients. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are difficult to fill. By giving last-minute notice or no notice at all, you may prevent someone else from being able to schedule into that time slot. Additionally, these changes place a burden on management costs, as staff members have been recruited especially to serve you for a specified time.
This is our number one question! The answer to this is DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE! Regular toothpastes contain an abrasive agent, which when used to clean dentures wears away the acrylic, leaving microscopic scratches on the surface that retain plaque and calculus and essentially make it harder to clean your denture.
The best way to keep your dentures clean is to first brush your denture with a medium bristled tooth brush in warm soapy water. Yes – any soap will do, but ensure you thoroughly rinse off all the soap. Once the denture has been cleaned, place your denture on a clean dry towel by your bathroom basin or somewhere safe and leave it there overnight. Do not soak the denture in water and denture solution.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
The answer to this is: it’s up to you. While ideally you should leave them out at night to allow the gums to recover, many patients do not like to be seen by their partner without their dentures in.
There is a famous analogy, ‘Do you sleep wearing your shoes? So why sleep wearing your dentures?’ What this means is if they are not being used, then why wear them? Think about it… you are putting your gums under pressure for an additional eight or so hours whilst sleeping for no real reason – you don’t require them to eat, you’re not out in public, and you’re not trying to talk – so do your gums and dentures a favour and give them a rest!
It is advisable to get a new set of dentures every 5-7 years to keep up with the changes in the mouth and to ward off any signs of deterioration and wear to the dentures. However, a regular 6 monthly check up is advisable to avoid any unforeseen problems and to check the underlying tissues supporting the denture for signs of infection or sore spots.
Unfortunately a full lower denture will always be loose because unlike like the full upper denture, it does not have a large area of tissue available to use for suction, which gives the denture stability and retention. As you know, upper and lower dentures are very different shapes. This is because the upper denture extends all the way to the back to the soft palate and creates a palatal seal, while the lower denture is in the shape of a horseshoe to allow room for the tongue and all of its attaching muscles. As a result, we are unable to create suction which in turn prevents proper retention, which means that the only thing we can aim to achieve is some stability. Unfortunately, the amount of stability that we can achieve depends on how much remaining bone is present, as once teeth are lost; the surrounding bone is resorbed by the body as demonstrated in the pictures below:
This usually depends on how old the denture is: if it is over 7 years old, this indicates that it is time for a new denture to accommodate the changes in the underlying bone.
If the denture is relatively new, it may mean that you need a hard reline to improve the fitting surface of the denture. Some patients, especially those who lost their teeth to periodontal disease (where the inflammation from plaque around the teeth causes swelling and bleeding of the gums, with permanent bone loss resulting from long standing inflammation) will experience very rapid loss of alveolar bone and will need hard relines more frequently than other patients.
Normally, this means 1 or two things.
In order to reduce the cost for our patients as much as possible, we are both HBF Participating Providers and Medibank Members Choice Providers, which means you may be eligible to get up to a 60%-80% rebate from your next denture. We are also registered with all health funds so to find out exactly how much they will cover, just give your health fund a call.
Did you know you can apply to have your super released early to help cover the costs of your dental procedure? We also have easy payment plans available.
With 5 convenient location in Joondalup, Leeming, Maddington, Leederville and Kwinana, there's a Dentistry Plus near you. We can't wait to meet you and become the dentists that you trust, now, and in the years to come.