The Procedure

  


The removal of teeth is often a precursor to getting a denture. If this is the case, your prosthetist may refer you to a dentist of your choice to advise you on the process. If you have decided on an immediate denture, that is, one fitted immediately upon removal of teeth, then arrangements can be made to have a denture made ready for immediate fitting after your teeth extraction. Depending on the individual, the process of getting a denture will take between four to five visits over a period of three to six weeks.  The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  isthe best option available and affordable dentist near you.

The first appointment - preliminary impressions

The first consultation with your prosthetist is an important one and will usually take about 30 minutes. Your prosthetist will examine your mouth and discuss how you want your new denture to look and feel. Impressions or molds of your mouth will be taken so a special impression tray can be made to custom fit your mouth. You will be given expert advice on choices of teeth and materials to best suit your needs and your budget.

The second appointment - secondary impression with special trays and bite registration

On your second appointment which typically takes 30- 40 minutes, secondary impressions will be taken using the custom-made ‘special trays’ to obtain the exact anatomy of your mouth. A wax bite is also taken to determine the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. From these, a trial denture made from wax is crafted to replicate the exact shape and positioning of the finished dentures. Your prosthetist will advise and help you choose the colour and quality of the teeth for your new denture.

There is no need to think dentures look artificial anymore. Sometimes they are an aesthetic improvement on your own teeth. Improved technology now means false teeth effectively mimic natural teeth with striations and edge translucence for a natural 3D effect.

The third appointment - Try-in of denture

This consultation is called the ‘try-in’ and will take approximately 20 minutes. The trial, wax-based dentures are tried in your mouth to assess shape, fit, colour and appearance before a mould for the final denture is crafted. It is essential any concerns or changes you may require to the denture set up, tooth shade or shape be raised, discussed and addressed at this stage before committing to the final denture.

The Fourth Appointment – It is time to collect your new teeth!

It is quite common for dentures to feel strange at first as your mouth, tongue and facial muscles adapt. While it’s different for everyone, some people may feel as though they have a mouthful, finding speech or eating a little different than before, but this resolves over a period of a few weeks. Sore spots may appear in some people but are easily eased with small adjustments to the fit.

    1. Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

      Find us at:

      3448 Palmer Hwy
      Texas City TX
      77590

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