The Basics of the Dentures Process
To some extent, the dentures process has the same basic steps whether you’re getting traditional dentures or high-end dentures. These steps include:
- Final delivery
During the consultation, your denturist will talk to you about your cosmetic and functional goals for your dentures.
Next, your dentist will take impressions for fitting your dentures. We’ll talk more about what makes this part of the process different for high-end dentures vs. low-quality dentures.
Once you have impressions, your dentist will combine what they know from your consultation with the impressions to work up a denture design. You may or may not get an opportunity to provide additional input at this stage. You may also get to try on some test dentures at this stage.
For most dentures, your dentist will send the design and impressions to a dental lab, which will manufacture your dentures. However, for some traditional dentures, a dentist has a stock of “blanks” at their office and will simply fit them immediately.
After manufacturing, you will have a chance to try your new dentures. Hopefully, these fit perfectly. However, if there are some problems, your denturist may be able to make adjustments. With lower quality dentures, your ability to get adjustments may be minimal.
Once you and your dentist are satisfied with your dentures, you will take final delivery.