Denture Information

Am I eligible?

To access adult public dental care and public denture services you must have either a Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card. Click on this link for more information regarding adult dental service eligibility.

What will I have to pay?

  • When you visit the dental centre you will be charged a small co-payment for an assessment of your denture needs.
  • Denture/s and other denture services incur a co-payment. This will be discussed with you when you visit the dental centre.
  • Co-payments charged for your denture(s) are separate and extra to any co-payments for general dental treatment.

How will I pay for my denture? Click here for more information

Will I be able to claim payments on my Private Health Insurance? You will need to discuss this with your private health fund.

What should I do if I think I need new dentures (false teeth)?

If you have some of your own natural teeth

  • Step 1 You will need to be examined by one of our dentists. The dentist will estimate the cost of the general treatment and the denture.
  • Step 2 You may be placed on a waiting list to receive dental treatment. Your general dental treatment will need to be completed first so that you are dentally fit before a denture is fitted.
  • Step 3 When the general dental treatment is completed you will be given your first appointment to have your denture made.

 If you don't have any natural teeth

  • Step 1 You will need to be examined by a dental prosthetist.
  • Step 2 The dental prosthetist will estimate the co-payment for your denture(s).
  • Step 3 You will be placed on a Denture Waiting List.
  • Step 4 When your name reaches the top of the list you will be contacted to arrange your first appointment to have your denture made.
Click on this link for more information about how to clean and care for your denture