Understanding the Denture Process
Step One: CONSULTATION & IMPRESSIONS
- A dental team member will escort you back and take x-rays.
- Your doctor will perform a comprehensive oral evaluation and develop a treatment plan for your individual needs.
- Once your needs have been established, the dental team will discuss price ranges, materials and tooth colors with you.
- Your impressions will be taken to the dentist and the lab for approval.
- After you visit the cashier for payment, you must wait until the lab processes your impressions.
- You will be released by Patient Administration.
- The wax try-in is a step in the process where the doctor and patient can preview the denture before final processing. This allows the patient to confirm that the denture is esthetically pleasing. It also lets the doctor verify the bite and do any other necessary changes.
Step Two: WAX TRY-INS
- Because of the individuality of each patient´s denture needs, some dentures are more difficult to craft and take more time in the lab. Please note that even if your impressions were sent to the lab first, you may not be the first patient seen for a try-in.
- The dental assistant will call your name and escort you to the dental room for your wax try-in, where you will be given a chance to see how the set up denture looks. Adjustments will be made as necessary before the model is sent back to the lab.
- Wax try-in is for checking bite and appearance of your new denture.
- Your finished dentures are made using this trial set up, so please be sure you are satisfied with them before giving your approval to have the dentures made.
- When you leave the dental room, the dental assistants will give you a time to return.
Step Three: DELIVERY OF DENTURES
- As soon as your denture is ready, the dental assistant will call your name and escort you to the dental room for the dentures to be fitted in your mouth. Mini-Implants will be placed at this time, if you choose this option.
- The dentist and his dental team will make necessary adjustments for a proper fit and will provide information on taking care of your new dentures and your mouth.