Having New Dentures …. our Consultation Process
During your first, free no obligation denture consultation, we will undertake a detailed evaluation, enabling us to create a detailed treatment plan just for you.
This may include:
- Taking details about your dental and medical history
- X-rays and photographic images of your mouth (by our dentist)
- Full clinical assessment and oral examination
- Advice on helping you achieve optimum oral health
We will then run through the different types of dentures available and procedures involved, along with costs so you can make an informed choice about the treatment you receive.
Q. Do I need to see a Dentist or can I see a Clinical Dental Technician (or both?)
A Clinical Dental Technician can directly treat, create and fit a complete set of dentures to patients who have experienced total tooth loss. If you are looking for partial dentures as you have some of your own natural teeth remaining or you have had a dental implant, you must first be seen or referred by a dentist before treatment can begin.
If you don’t have a regular dentist, or if preferred, we have our own in-house dentist who can assist you with a mouth assessment.
Q. What actually happens during a Denture Consultation and how many times do I visit the clinic?
Appointment 1 (free denture consultation lasting about 30 minutes)
This is a free denture consultation and oral examination to determine what needs to be done to improve your current situation and we will explain how we can go about it. Relevant medical and dental history will be taken at this stage.
Paperwork will be completed along with the consent forms that will need to be signed before we can continue with treatment. The full costs of your treatment will also be discussed at this stage.
Appointment 2 (about 30 minutes)
Impressions will be taken of your upper and lower jaws.
Appointment 3 (about 30 minutes)
Occlusive registration (working out the relationship between upper and lower jaws). We will also decide on the colour, shape, size and quality of denture tooth required at this stage.
The cost of your treatment will be confirmed at this appointment.
Appointment 4 (about 30 minutues)
A chance for us to look at the wax trial dentures in the mouth and to decide if we have achieved the desired appearance.
This is your chance to confirm whether they look right or if we need to make alterations. The final decision is yours and if you feel you need alterations this will be done for you and no extra cost.
Please Note: If you do change your mind at a later stage and need further cosmetic alterations after the final dentures are fitted, extra costs may be incurred.
Appointment 5 (lasts about 15 minutes)
Occasionally a re-run of appointment 4 if alterations have been necessary; but usually the fitting of the finished dentures is done at this time.
Payment in full for your treatment is required at this stage. We accept cash, debit and credit cards, bankers and building society cheques. Please Note: We cannot accept personal cheques for treatments provided.