What to expect when having new dentures
For many people having new dentures can be quite daunting, especially if this is your first time. To put your mind at ease here’s a simple run down of what to expect at each appointment, throughout the whole denture consultation process.
Denture consultation stage
During this first appointment you’ll be able to chat with Kevin, your Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) and discuss all options available when having new dentures.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have. At the end of this appointment you can book further appointments and begin treatment if you so choose. Alternatively, you can go away and think about your options, with one of our information packs containing everything you need to know.
Impressions (taking a mould of your mouth)
This is the beginning of your treatment, and where Kevin will take moulds of your mouth using a putty like material known as “alginate”. From here we are able to create a plaster model of your mouth and create all the components and elements needed to give you the perfect denture.
Having new dentures: The “bite” stage
This is where the relationship between your upper and lower jaw is registered. Using specialised materials and techniques, Kevin will accurately record the relationship between the jaws and from there can ensure that the dentures you are having, will be well fitted and can more importantly function correctly.
Depending on the range of denture that you have gone for, Kevin may take some additional impressions today, using some of the top material available to really ensure the best fit.
“Try in” stage
The fourth and often the most exciting appointment! Here you get to try in your new denture in wax form. At this stage we can change and alter any aspects that aren’t quite right or that you aren’t entirely happy with, once again ensuring that you get the best smile possible and have everything exactly how you want it.
You can also take the wax trial denture home at this stage to show family and friends for a second opinion if you choose. It’s important to remember however, that the dentures can not be used at this stage and they are still only in a wax form.
Final fit stage
This is your final appointment and when you get to leave with your new dentures. Kevin will fit your dentures carefully and make any adjustments needed.
You will be sent away from this appointment with all the relevant information and advice you need. Of course, we’re always here for any follow-up appointments needed for adjustments etc and we urge you to call us on 0115 941 7052 if any issues (no matter how small) arise.