Dentures

Restore your smile and get dentures that fit you right.

Why Choose Raffles Dental?

Subsidies for CHAS and PG available

Improve your smile and help you eat better

Clinics conveniently located island-wide

Fully equipped with digital X-ray imaging services

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth replacement options for your natural teeth that restore your smile and help you eat better. They are usually made with acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal.

Elderly couple smilingHow can I find out if I am suitable for dentures or dental implants?

Your dentist will evaluate your suitability for dentures. This involves a comprehensive dental examination and an X-ray of your jaw and mouth. Your dentist may also discuss other teeth replacement options, such as dental implants.

Make an appointment online or contact a dental clinic near you to get a dental check-up to assess your suitability for dentures. We have 12 dental clinics located islandwide.

How are dentures made?

Once your dentist has confirmed your suitability, it will take approximately five dental visits for your dentures to be made. During these visits, your dentist will:

Dental impressions

1. Make impressions of your mouth and teeth, as well as measure your bite.

Dental laboratory

2. Send the impressions to a laboratory for them to be made into intermediary wax dentures.

Checking denture

3. Check the fit and aesthetics of the wax dentures by getting you to try them on.

Denture making

4. Once you and your dentist are satisfied with the fit, the final set of dentures will be made according to the wax mould.

Adjust denture

5. Before you leave, the dentures will be checked and adjusted to ensure a good fit in your mouth.

 

To get used to having the dentures in your mouth, you should wear them most of the time during the first few days, except when sleeping.

You may experience some discomfort in the first few months when wearing the dentures, such as:

  • Excessive salivation
  • Difficulty in eating
  • Difficulty in pronouncing certain words
  • Minor irritation in your mouth

These problems will disappear as you become more comfortable with your dentures and have adjusted to it.

How should I care for my dentures?

Caring for your denturesIt is important to keep your dentures clean. Not caring for them will result in your dentures getting dirty and smelly. Unhygienic dentures can also cause fungal growth in your gums.

Here are some tips to keep your dentures well-maintained:

  • Brush or wash your dentures after every meal.
  • Avoid adjusting the dentures on your own.
  • Do not soak your dentures in very hot or boiling water as the heat may distort your dentures.
  • Avoid dropping your dentures, as they may crack or chip upon impact. If you have a tendency of dropping your dentures while brushing them, consider placing a basin of water underneath when doing so.
  • Store your dentures in room temperature water. Leaving them out to dry causes them to lose their shape.

You should visit your dentist to get your dentures checked and ensure proper fitting regularly. Ill-fitting dentures not only irritate your gum, they also cause ulcers and put you at higher risk of oral cancer.

Your jaw and gums will shrink over time as you age. Therefore, your dentist will adjust your dentures to ensure you are comfortable wearing them, or suggest a replacement if they no longer fit.

How long do dentures last before they need to be replaced?

Well-maintained dentures usually last about five to eight years before they need to be replaced.

If your dentures are causing you discomfort, make an appointment online or contact a dental clinic near you to get them checked. We have 12 dental clinics located islandwide.

What are the CHAS subsidy rates for dentures?

  CHAS Subsidy (Up to S$)
Dental ServicesClaim LimitsBlue TierOrange TierPioneer Generation
Removable Denture
Complete (Upper or Lower)
Up to one upper and one lower denture per three calendar years.S$256.50S$170.50S$266.50
Removable Denture
Partial or Simple*
(Upper or Lower)
Up to one upper and one lower denture per three calendar years.
*For replacement of less than six teeth.
S$98.00S$65.50S$108.00
Removable Denture
Partial or Complex*
(Upper or Lower)
Up to one upper and one lower denture per three calendar years.
Partial or Complex*
S$210.00S$140.00S$220.00
Denture
Reline / Repair
(Upper or Lower)
Up to one upper and one lower denture
Reline / Repair (Upper or Lower)
S$75.00S$50.00S$85.00

Make an enquiry to find out more about the cost of getting a set of dentures.

About Raffles Dental

In Singapore, Raffles Dental provides a comprehensive range of services to prevent, diagnose and treat dental and oral diseases. Our dental clinics are conveniently located islandwide, and include Raffles HospitalHolland VillageWoodlands, and Tampines. We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional care and service to our patients.

Contact Raffles Dental

Make an enquiry if you require more information.

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