Denture Appointment Procedure

six simple steps

1. Consultation

Dentures are a set of replacement teeth and can also replace the surrounding tissue when natural teeth are lost. There are two main categories of dentures, full or complete dentures and partial dentures.

All of our dentures are made in house, this way we can control the materials and customization of each case individually. We only use Diamond D denture acrylic on all of our dentures and use natural looking denture teeth to keep thing looking real and natural without that horrible “denture” look.

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2. Primary Impressions

The next step after the consultation is the primary impressions. In this appointment our Dental Prosthetist takes first impressions of your upper and lower jaw. These impressions are a less accurate impression taken in a stock impression tray. From these impressions we fabricate a custom tray that is made specifically for you; this next tray will only fit your mouth.

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3. Secondary Impressions

The next stage is similar to the previous; our Dental Prosthetist use the custom tray made for you to take an impression with a higher level of accuracy that our dental technician can then use to fabricate a model that replicates the upper or lower jaw depending on your needs.

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4. The Bite and tooth colour stage

This appointment is used to register your bite and jaw relation. This appointment is crucial to ensure a successful result; an incorrect bite registration can cause a multitude of issues including the inability to masticate (chew) food properly. The bite is registered using wax bite blocks fabricated by our dental technicians.

After the jaw relation is recorded you and our Dental Prosthetist decide on a colour of teeth that suites you. This shade choice is a team effort but the end choice is totally up to you.

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5. The try-in stage

This is a crucial appointment, in this appointment you the patent have the opportunity to see what your new denture is going to look like. Our dental technician fabricates a wax replica of your denture. The reason we use wax is so any changes can be made easily and quickly before we finalize the denture. If you the patient are happy with the way things look and feel and give us the go ahead we move to the denture insert appointment.

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6. The denture insert appointment

This appointment is used to register your bite and jaw relation. This appointment is crucial to ensure a successful result; an incorrect bite registration can cause a multitude of issues including the inability to masticate (chew) food properly. The bite is registered using wax bite blocks fabricated by our dental technicians.

After the jaw relation is recorded you and our Dental Prosthetist decide on a colour of teeth that suites you. This shade choice is a team effort but the end choice is totally up to you.

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