Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a referral?

No, referral is not necessary.


Can I claim on my Health Fund?

Yes, we provide HICAPS so you can claim straight away.


What type of payments are accepted?

We accept the following payment types:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Credit card
  • Health Fund Claims
  • Veterans Affairs Gold Card Holders
  • Vouchers from NSW Health


Why are my dentures loose?

There are many causes for loose dentures, the most common cause is that the gums have shrunk under the denture which causes the denture to no longer fit properly.  A reline is then required to improve the fit especially in cases where patients have had teeth extracted.


Why is my Part denture loose?

The most common cause is loose clasps which can be tightened.


How long does a reline take?

A reline is done on the same day an appointment is made between 9.30 to 10.30am and you get the denture back that afternoon.


How long will my denture last?

Dentures should last between 6 to 10 years or possibly longer depending on care and maintenance with proper cleaning and relining every 2 to 5 years.


Can my denture be fixed?

In 98% of cases dentures can be fixed. In most cases part dentures can be added to, to replace extracted teeth.


Gavan Sanders Denture Clinic
Shop 2/29 Boyd Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485

(07) 5536 9009


Trading Hours

9am - 5pm

Monday to Friday


  • Same day repairs and relines
  • Full Upper and Lower Dentures
  • Partial dentures –acrylic and chrome cobalt
  • Flexible valplast dentures
  • Additions
  • Mouthguards
  • Implant retained dentures