Frequently Asked Questions


Date Posted: 1/1/2002

What steps are involved in getting a denture?

Before any denture treatment is undertaken, it is recommended that you have a thorough dental check-up. If you are having full dentures, it will involve an examination of the mouth and an assessment of the health of the gums.

If you are having a partial denture, this check-up will include a full examination of your teeth, gums and other soft tissues of your mouth. At this check-up radiographs may be taken to ensure the teeth are healthy, and strong enough to help support a denture. Remember, the only oral practitioner who has the training and is legally able to undertake such a thorough check-up is your local dentist.

You then have impressions, bite records, trial wax insertions and then the final insertion and instructions.

More questions in this category:

What are Dentures?
What is the difference between a denture and a crown or bridge?
What steps are involved in getting a denture?
How are dentures made?
How long will I have to go without any teeth?
How often should I have my denture checked?
Why does my denture need to be relined?
How long after fitting can I keep going back to have my new dentures adjusted free of charge?



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