For many people, for oral healthcare, going to the dentist is the first point of call or contact. Not surprising, after all, dentists are in the business of oral health.
Dental Prosthetists are in the business of false teeth, or dentures. Many patients may ask, “Can I see a dental Prosthetist directly? Without needing a referral from a dentist?
The answer, simply, is yes.
What is a Dental Prosthetist, and how do they work?
There are now two ways for patients to obtain dentures: directly through a Dental Prosthetist, who operates from a Denture Clinic, or through a Dentist who operates from a Dental Surgery . Many people seeking their new Dentures now come directly to Moorooka Denture Clinic, dealing directly with the person who will construct their Dentures.
As a health professional, Dental Prosthetists are required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. This is in contrast to dental technicians, who work only by referral from a Dentist or Dental Prosthetist.
So the options for the denture patient have multiplied. Visiting Moorooka Denture Clinic directly, gives patients the advantage of being intimately involved in the fabrication of their new dentures. As well as this the patient is able to liaise with the Dental Prosthetist, so that all of the personal preferences of the patient can be considered during the construction of the new dentures.
Benefits also include optional maintenance such as professional denture cleaning, reline services, and quick-turnaround repairs of broken dentures.
In some instances, after presenting at Moorooka Denture Clinic our patient may need to consult a dentist for preparatory work on their natural teeth, prior to having Dentures made, such as fillings, cleaning or extractions. At Moorooka Denture Clinic, we are able to refer our patients to a dentist with whom we maintain a professional working relationship.
If you would like to book an appointment about your denture needs, Moorooka Denture Clinic offers a free initial consultation.