What to Expect When Getting Dentures For the First Time
First Time Getting Dentures
Are you thinking of restoring your smile with dentures? These dental appliances are a great solution for tooth loss and multiple missing teeth. Every dental procedure has its own unique process which actually determines the outcome that the patient will get. It’s important to get into the process with some knowledge and expectations of how things will go. Here is a quick guide about the process of getting dentures.
The Process of Getting Dentures
- In the first consultation, we discuss the various options and what would suit you and we take an initial impression.
- In the second appointment, we take another impression of your teeth and gums.
- The third appointment involves gathering the jaw position
- The fourth appointment is a trial in which we give you the first look of what your dentures will look like. Change can also be made.
- In the fifth appointment, we fit in the final denture.
- Further appointments beyond the final fitting are more about making necessary adjustments to make the dentures fit more comfortably.
Facts You Need to Know About Dentures
It Takes More Than One Appointment
Even the most simple dental procedures could require more than one appointment, and getting you a set of dentures that fit well and go the distance means is a more complex process. You will have between 4 and 6 appointments in order for us to gather the dental information that will help in crafting dentures that are individualised for your unique dental anatomy. If you’re planning on getting dentures, it’s important to have anticipated the number of appointments included in the process.
Taking Dental Impressions Is Important
In order for us to create a set of dentures that you can have for a long time, and still allow you to function normally, we will have to take a mould of your teeth. We need a true impression of the unique structure of your mouth, your teeth and your jaw. Dental impressions are a negative imprint of your teeth and what surrounds them typically made from a material known as alginate. The purpose is to come up with a 3D model of your mouth so that we can create dentures that match that. In fact, in order for us to get the most accurate representation, we take impressions more than once throughout the process. We take an initial impression in the first appointment, and then we do the second one in custom trays.
There Are Different Types of Dentures
Dentures are not a one-size-fits-all dental solution, there are actually a few types patients can choose from. When dentures come to mind, most people think of the ones that are removable, but there are quite a few options that suit different people and different needs. There are implant dentures and traditional dentures. The former is anchored to your jaw to hold them in place, and the latter are removable.
The team at Impressions Dental Studio will be able to help you make the decision on what the best type of denture would be for you depending on your goals, your lifestyle and your budget. If you need to get in touch with us, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.