Welcome to Lifestyle Dentures
“Live, Laugh, and LOVE Your Smile!”
Rachael Knight, Clinical Dental Technician, established LifeStyle Dentures with the vision of providing a high quality denture service to the residents of Rolleston, and other neighbouring towns in the Selwyn District.
“I am passionate about providing you with dentures that suit your individual lifestyle. I create dentures using a range of materials, products, and techniques, to produce teeth that are uniquely yours. My style is relaxed, friendly, and caring – I welcome patient contribution, and work hard to ensure your experience with me is a positive one.”
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Complete dentures replace all missing teeth in the top and/or bottom jaws. They are made to replace existing dentures, or when a person has had teeth extracted a few months prior.
Single Complete Dentures – From $1350.00
Full Complete Dentures – From $2500.00
Immediate dentures are dentures which are made before natural teeth are removed, and are fitted by your dentist at the same time as teeth are extracted. This allows your appearance, speech and facial support to be maintained while the gums and bone are healing. Relines (refits) are generally required 6 months following immediate denture therapy. In some cases, new dentures may be required for optimum results.
Single Complete Immediate Denture – From $1400.00
Full Complete Immediate Dentures – From $2700.00
Partial Immediate Dentures – From $1200.00
Relines renew the fitting surface of your dentures when they become loose and/or painful.
They are usually required 6 months after the placing of an immediate denture, and every 18 months to 3 years to maintain fit of existing dentures. Old and worn dentures are generally not recommended to be relined.
Hard Relines – $450
Tissue Conditioner – $100
Teeth can be added to your partial denture in the event that other natural teeth are lost. They may be added after the natural tooth has been extracted and allowed to heal, or added prior to the natural tooth being removed by your dentist.
Unfortunately dentures can break, often at the most unsuitable of times! Most repairs can be done in a few hours from the time they are received.
Advice and Maintenance
Regular consultations are important to ensure your dentures are still functioning at their best, and to assess for any disease of the tissues.
Denture Check-Up – $40
Perhaps your dentures are in need of a professional strength clean??
Professional Clean – From $60
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I replace my dentures?
Complete dentures should be replaced approximately every 10 years. Over time your gums and bone change shape, causing dentures to become ill-fitting. When this happens you may be prone to mouth infections, and have pain and irritation due to your dentures rubbing. As denture teeth wear down you may find eating becomes more difficult, and you may get pain in your jaw joint, among other negative occurrences. Your appearance and speech can also be greatly affected by poorly fitting and worn teeth.
Partial dentures may need to be replaced more often, depending on other changes to the natural dentition.
How many appointments will I need?
Every case is different; as a guide, complete dentures and cobalt-chrome partials usually require 5 – 6 appointments. Small partials generally require less appointments. Follow-up appointments are additional, as needed.
How long are appointments?
Most appointments are 30 – 60 minutes in length, but may be shorter or longer. I will inform you of the expected length of each appointment.
Your prices are stated as being ‘From’. Why is this?
I offer a range of products to suit my clients’ individual needs and budgets. The prices stated reflect a standard product, to which upgrades can be added. Please inquire directly for more details about this.
Can you make teeth that look just like my own?
YES!! This is the type of case I really enjoy, however it does cost more than the standard product. The type of materials, techniques, equipment, and time spent is increased, in order to achieve the best possible result.
How long will it take me to get used to new dentures?
It depends. Many people find they require a few appointments to remove sore spots and are OK after that. Issues with speech are usually overcome in a matter of days. Salivary flow may increase for a week or so before going back to normal. Eating with your new teeth is probably the area that needs time and patience. It may take a few weeks of trying different foods to work out the best way of using your dentures to chew through them.
Elderly and unwell people may find it a much greater challenge to get used to new teeth, taking many months to adjust. It is part of my training to identify clients who may experience difficulty with new dentures, and I will construct a treatment plan which best meets these clients’ needs.
What Our Patients Say About Us
Hi Rachael, just to let you know I’m really pleased with my teeth and have no problems, ulcer almost gone. Thanks again.
Rachael. Just letting you know the partial fitted perfectly and didn’t even need any adjustment. Well done!!
Rachael Knight – Clinical Dental Technician (PGDipClinDentTech, Otago 2014; BDentTech, Otago 2013)
1081 Goulds Rd,
03 3477 477