Consultation will ensure that you understand exactly what this will mean for you. When you are in agreement, impressions will be taken and sent to the lab. Upon their completion, the patient will be asked to come in and have them fitted. They are set in wax to ensure they are an acceptable color and shape.
Final dentures are made from what is sent back to the lab after that first visit. When the new set arrives, another appoint is set for the final fitting. If all is well, the dentures stay in place and can be taken home to use like normal teeth.
Choice of shape, size and color will be determined by the individual characteristics for each person and his or her mouth size.
It is necessary that some people leave with temporary dentures. This is something that we can provide those in certain circumstances. This could be if a person needs the teeth pulled immediately and can not wait until their dentures are made. It is understandable that someone would not want to walk around without any teeth until the final dentures are ready. This would be an instance
in which a temporary set would be provided so that person can walk out of the office with dentures. Impressions are taken before the old teeth are extracted. Recover is actually easier this way because it can take up to a month to fully heal after the teeth are removed.