If you think dentures are right for you, our dentists will meet with you for a consultation. At this appointment, they will take a full assessment of your oral health using x-rays and other imaging devices. This provides them a comprehensive view of your jawbone, which is helpful in determining which type of dentures are right for you.
If you decide on traditional denture treatment, it can begin right away. Our dentists will take full impressions of your mouth. These are then sent to the laboratory, where the dentures are created.
If you choose implant-supported dentures, dental implant surgery will be scheduled to install the posts. Once this surgery is complete, you will need to heal for four to six months. During that time, our dentists will schedule follow-up visits to ensure you are healing correctly and address any issues that may arise. After your healing is complete, we will then take impressions of your mouth. These impressions will serve as the foundation when creating your custom dentures.
Regardless of whether you choose traditional dentures or implant-supported dentures, restorations typically take about two weeks before they are complete. When they are ready, we will schedule an appointment to ensure they fit comfortably and provide the natural look and feel you were trying to achieve.
Traditional and implant-supported dentures both have their advantages. Our dentists will always fully discuss these with you when you are trying to come to a decision, and they will be there for you throughout the entire process.