What to Expect
At Denture Health Care, we see to it that getting the right dentures will be as smooth and stress-free as possible.
If you’re getting dentures for the first time, you might feel nervous or anxious about the whole process. But we’re here to assure you that it’s often simpler and easier than you think. Whatever dentures you need, we’ll do everything we can to make your experience a pleasant one.
To help make your experience better, here’s a guide of what to expect when you have dentures made with our team:
Your first visit will primarily be a consultation visit, where you and our prosthetist will discuss your needs and preferences for your dentures. Depending on your situation, our clinician may then examine your gums, teeth and bone structure to determine your best denture options. Our clinician may also take primary impressions of your mouth at this stage(if time permits) to form a guide for designing and constructing your dentures.
We will take secondary impressions of your teeth and mouth to create your dentures accurately. This step may also include assessments of your jaw and facial structure. After getting detailed impressions of your mouth and further evaluation by our clinician, we will then send your impressions to our laboratory for fabrication.
Once your dentures have been made, we’ll let you know so that you can test it personally. This stage involves trying on your denture and finalising its design and structure. You’ll get to see the colour, shape, size and arrangement and give your final approval if you’re satisfied. We recommend having a trusted friend or family with you while you try it so that you can get a second opinion. Keep in mind that once your denture has been constructed and finished on its acrylic base, you won’t be able to adjust the tooth position afterwards. You need to make sure it feels right and that you’re happy with its features before giving your final approval. After you’ve given your approval for your new dentures, we’ll send them to our laboratory for its full construction.
Once your new dentures are made, it’s time to try them on and do a final fitting. Our prosthetist will review the fit and comfort of your new dentures and get your feedback on how it feels. Keep in mind that it may take a while for you to get used to your new dentures, so it won’t always feel comfortable right away. At this stage, we can make minor fixes (where possible) on your dentures to adjust their fit.
This last stage is an ongoing process where we continue to check and evaluate your new dentures after you’ve settled with it. In this follow-up appointment, our prosthetist will conduct an oral exam to make sure that everything is in order with your dentures, especially with regards to its fit, comfort and function. Our prosthetist can also make any adjustments necessary to improve them. You can also get your dentures professionally cleaned and polished during these sessions. We recommend yearly recall appointments after getting your new dentures.
Making Everything Simple and Straightforward
At Denture Health Care, we make getting new dentures quick, easy and straightforward. We’ll guide you through every step of the way and provide as much information as you need to feel confident and comfortable with your dentures. If you need more information about our dentures, please call us on 1300 30 40 92 to speak with one of our team.