The process of making a new set of full or part denture(s) generally requires between 5-6 appointments before you receive the final product. Each appointment is spaced approximately 3 weeks apart. You may also need to come back for more appointments to have the denture(s) adjusted or relined.
The first appointment will involve getting an impression(s) taken of you upper and or lower jaws. From this impression(s), a special tray is made up that fits your particular mouth shape and size.
The second appointment involves a secondary impression being taken inside of the special tray. This impression is more accurate than the primary impression.
It is then sent of to a laboratory where wax rims are made up by trained technicians.
At the third visit, the dentist will try in and adjust the wax rims until he/she is satisfied with the shape, height and the way that they sit in the mouth. A bite record will also be taken using a silicone-based material.
The final part to this appointment is a shade / shape being taken for the new denture(s).
The records are sent to the laboratory to have the teeth placed in the correct position.
Teeth set up in wax
At the fourth appointment the denture(s) will be set up in wax, ready for you to try in. You will be able to have a look at the size, shape and colour of teeth and make any changes that you wish.
The dentist can also change the way the dentures are sitting and adjustments can be made if required. From here, the denture(s) go back to the laboratory to either be altered or processed.
At the fifth visit you will receive the final product. At this appointment we can adjust the denture(s) needed.
After you receive your new teeth, you can call us to make appointments if you feel that they need an ease. We also recommend that all patients have a 12 month review.