First Appointment - Impression
• An examination of the patient’s tissue and gums are performed.
• An impression of the mouth is taken.
• The impression is then poured in dental stone to obtain a model of the mouth.
• A handcrafted bite registration device and wax bite
blocks are fabricated.
Second Appointment - Bite
• Using the handmade wax esthetic form, we take measurements of the skull structure and lip level.
• We obtain a record of the patients correct bite pattern and jaw relationship. This gives us a record for the correct height, width and length of the teeth.
• Selecting tooth sizes, and colours and shapes are done on this appointment. They are done based on the personalized measurements that have been obtained.
Third Appointment - Try-In
• Each individual tooth is set by hand into a wax form,
according to the measurements and registrations
recorded at the previous appointment.
• The patient evaluates the tooth size, color, shape and position by placing the wax form containing the teeth into their mouth.
• The wax forms will be loose, as they are only in wax.
• The patient ensures they are happy with the appearance of their dentures; if not, the final process will not be done.
• If the patient is not pleased, setting up another Try-in appointment is
recommended. This appointment is very important to us because we want you to
be happy with the appearance of your dentures.
Fourth Appointment - Finish
• During your fourth appointment you will receive your new dentures, and with a
few last minute adjustments they are ready to take home.
• After receiving your dentures, please keep in mind that you will need further
adjustments as you grow accustomed to your new dentures.
• It is normal to have as many as 4 to 6 adjustments appointments in order to get
that proper fit.
New dentures from Valley Denture Services Ltd. will improve your appearance, promote better health and add to your self-confidence. Contact us today to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment.
Kentville Clinic (Head Office)
381-B Main Street
Kentville, NS B4N 1K7