Denture Information

Oral Health Services Tasmania offers services to people who have either a Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card.

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

Phone Oral Health Services Tasmania on 1300 011 013 and speak with a Customer Service Officer. You  will be asked a few  questions to help work out your needs. Depending on your answers you will be given an appointment with either a dentist or a dental prosthetist.

What will happen at my appointment?

If you have some of your own teeth

  • Step 1 You will need to be examined by one of our dentists.
  • Step 2 You may be placed on a waiting list to receive general 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.  This appointment will be for impressions; a series of appointments will be required and is specific to each person.

If you don’t have any of your own teeth or already have dentures that are old worn or don’t fit well.

  • Step 1 You will be examined by a dental prosthetist.
  • Step 2 You will be placed on a Denture Waiting List.
  • Step 3 When your name reaches the top of the list you will be contacted to arrange your first appointment to start the process of having your denture/s made

How much will my denture and any dental treatment cost?

Costs will vary depending what sort of denture and dental treatment you need. The dentist or dental prosthetist that you see will discuss costs with you before you make any decisions about what you want done.

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

Click on this link for more information about how to clean and care for your denture