Visit One: Initial Consultation
If getting dentures speaks to you, come in for a consultation. We will do a complete full examination where we will plan the removal of the broken-down infected teeth. After we assess your teeth and may even take an impression or 3D scan of your teeth.
Visit Two: More Impressions
We will need a second impression of your teeth to provide a more accurate measurement. We will also have you bite down on a wax block for an accurate bite sample. This will help our technicians plan where your new dentures will bite down and fit together, to make the transition to your new smile as easy as possible.
Visit Three: Trial Time
This appointment is not always required. With 3D technology we are able to digitally build you a new smile, making things easy. From here we can select the shape, colour and fit. We may ask you to come in for a Trial appointment where your dentist or technician may want to access any final revisions before processing to the final result.
Visit Four: Fitting Time
By this date, we should have perfected your dentures. During this visit, we will perform the removal of the infected or broken-down teeth and will fit your dentures in place as they act as a ‘bandage’ while your mouth heals. We may require seeing you after 24 hours to access the removal sites and check in.
Remember that it takes time to adjust to new dentures, but we are here for you if you have any discomfort or concerns about your new dentures. As your mouth heals and your gums and bone settles, you may find your new dentures rubbing in areas they haven’t before. This is normal and part of the healing process. We can adjust them for you, just call one of our front office coordinators and we can arrange an appointment with your dentist. Lastly, you’ll be able to treat your new dentures with the care they require. Taking them out at night and washing them with warm soapy water. Remember not to use anything too abrasive as your brush the food off as it can damage your denture over time. Now you are free to enjoy your new smile and get back to life as normal!
After about 6 months you may find your denture feeling loose and not as secure as it once did. This is completely normal. When teeth are removed the supporting bone and gum that once held those teeth has no purpose to your body anymore, so your body gets rid of what it doesn’t need. Meaning things will shrink away overtime. Resulting in ill-fitting dentures. This is an easy fix; with the digital technology we use we can make a more secure denture as your gums and bone have settled into their final resting place. Come in for a reline appointment where we can 3D scan your mouth and over the next couple days you will be ready to pick them up and get back to normal everyday life!