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There are usually several appointments required for the fabrication of full dentures.
First appointment is for impressions so that a custom mould can be made of your teeth.
Second appointment is for secondary impressions that will be used to make a wax model.
Third appointment is for the recording of the relationship between your upper and lower jaw, to assist in setting up teeth.
Fourth appointment is for a try-in of your waxed teeth set up, this is a preliminary denture. At this stage any issues with; tooth color, shape, and overall appearance can be addressed. Any additional appointments can be arranged if needed.
Fifth appointment is for the fitting of the final denture. This incorporates a check to ensure you are biting evenly and there are no areas of discomfort.
At the 2 week mark, a post appointment is made to review your dentures usage and to address any issues that the denturist may find while assessing your mouth.
NOTE: *Please take note that everyone is different and not everyone will follow these appointments as they are, so please be aware that the above procedures is a general outline and that you may experience more or fewer appointments depending on your personal needs.
Q: Do I need to be referred by a dentist?
A: No, you don’t have to. Denturist are fully certified and qualified to assess a patient for Dentures.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: Yes, we accept all insurance.
Q: How long does it take to make a new denture?
A: It depends. On average it normally takes 5 appointments to make a new denture as outlined above. However, depending on the individual and their specific situation there could be more or fewer appointments required.
Q: Why is there such a wide range in the cost of dentures?
A: Each person is different but, quality, well-fitting, and natural looking dentures do take time to make. Depending on your circumstances there is usually a certain category for each type of denture process. Come and visit us for a free consultation, and I will give you a better idea for your type of denture and cost, it’s always up to you to continue when your comfortable with your situation and all available options.
Q: Does the patient have to visit the clinic if he/she needs a denture repair?
A: Sometimes there is a need to take an impression and then yes you need to come in and visit the clinic.
Don’t use alcohol, abrasive cleaners, bleaches, whiteners with your dentures because they can scratch the surface of the dentures and in time the damage will be very obvious.
Wearing dentures may take some getting used to, but with a little patience and practice, you will feel comfortable with your dentures. I often describe wearing a new denture like a “new pair of shoes”, you don’t do a 10 km marathon with new shoes do you? So don’t expect to have a steak the first day you wear your new dentures.
Truthfully it’s a piece of hard plastic in your mouth so take it slowly and don’t go directly to hard food. Start with soft foods, cut into small pieces and learn to develop a feel for chewing with dentures.
With all the options available for ensuring a proper fit, there is no reason that you cannot enjoy a normal balanced and varied diet without discomfort or embarrassment.
Daily brushing and soaking are essential to prevent plaque buildup and to keep dentures looking their best.
Take them out every night. Brush your teeth and gums carefully, using a soft toothbrush. Be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts you, run it under warm water to make it softer, or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
Soak them overnight. They can be soaked in a special cleaner for false teeth (denture cleanser), in warm water or in a mix of warm water and vinegar (half and half). If your denture has metal clasps, use warm water only for soaking. Soaking will loosen plaque and tartar. They will then come off more easily when you brush.