New Dentures

Our dentures are made to suit you.
To make them just right for you, we take you through a process.


DSC_0214Diagnostic Impression

This is a “rough draft” of your mouth and tissues.

 

 

 

DSC_0215Custom Tray

This tray is specifically designed to fit every little nook and cranny of your mouth to get the most accurate of impressions.  “Master models” are then fabricated for your new dentures. Materials chosen will depend on your tissues and bone densities

 

 

DSC_0217Bite Registration

Every conceivable measurement is taken during this visit.

Bring pictures of yourself showing the kind of smile you used to have. We can come pretty close to approximating that smile.

We’ll check to see if your teeth click when you talk. Do your lips touch when your teeth are closed? Any potential issue can be addressed at this time.

This visit usually takes a little longer, so plan accordingly.


DSC_0220Wax Try-In

This is the moment of truth where we see exactly what the denture will look like.

This is the time for any “tweaks” or imperfections that you may want.  While the dentures are in wax, changes and modifications can be made.

Do you show too much tooth or gum when you smile?  Are the teeth too white giving that “neon” look?  Not everyone wants that “perfect Hollywood” smile.  Keep in mind this also takes some time.

Once you’re satisfied, we’ll process the dentures.

 

Pretty new denturesPicking Up Your New Dentures

With new dentures, keep in mind that that is exactly what they are – new. They’ll feel different; chewing will be different as well as speech.

My instructor when I was in school used to always say, “New dentures are like a new pair of running shoes. You’re not going to go out and run a marathon in new shoes. You need to break them in slowly.”

Same goes for new dentures.  Don’t expect to go out and tear into that big steak right away.   You’ll only antagonize all those tissues and bone structures that have been in the old dentures for so many years.  These new dentures are now seated properly, and are contacting all the tissues that are not used to being contacted.  Be Gentle!!