Obtaining dentures, also known as dentures, is a multi-step process. Below is a brief overview of the process:
Step 1: Consultation
The first step is a visit to the dentist or prosthodontist, who will examine your teeth and determine if dentures are appropriate for your situation
Step 2: Reading up on dentures
Research for yourself what the pros and cons of dentures are, search online or possibly ask others around you who already have them for their experiences. Your dentist or practitioner can also tell you more about it. Below this list are some disadvantages and advantages to getting a dental prosthesis.
Step 3: Making impressions
Impressions of your jaw are made using an impression tray and special impression material. These impressions serve as the basis for fabricating the denture.
Step 4: Bite registration
To ensure that the upper and lower jaws fit together properly, a bite registration is done. This can be done using a wax plate or other device.
Step 5: Trial denture
Based on the impressions and bite registration, the dental technician makes a trial denture. This is fitted in your mouth to make sure it fits properly and no adjustments are needed.
This is a brief overview of the process of getting dentures. Some steps may be combined or skipped depending on the practitioner and his working method, or for example, in case of an urgency, or when making an emergency denture.
Benefits of dentures:
Disadvantages of dentures
When considering dentures, it is important to consult with your dentist about the best option for your specific situation.