Step 1: preliminary jaw impression
Your new set of teeth must fit perfectly. This is why we take an impression of your upper and lower jaw during the first consultation. We fill a standard impression tray with material that hardens in the mouth. This will leave an impression of your teeth.
Step 2: second jaw impressions
During the second consultation we take two more impressions. The preliminary impression allows us to take these impressions in greater detail so that your denture will fit your jaw perfectly.
Step 3: recording occlusion
As well as obtaining impressions of your upper and lower jaw separately, it is important to record the state of your upper and lower jaw and your occlusion. In this way we take into account the natural function of your temporomandibular joints and current occlusion. In this consultation we will also determine the colour, shape and position of the teeth in the prosthesis.
Step 4: trying on the trial denture
The denture is practically ready by the fourth appointment; the teeth have been placed in it. It is time to try it on. The denture is still in wax, which permits modifications before the prosthesis is ready. The position, colour and shape of the teeth can still be adjusted.
Step 5: placing your denture
Your denture is ready at the fifth consultation. If teeth still have to be extracted, we extract them during this consultation. We place your denture immediately afterwards. In this way you will not be without your teeth while you wait.