At your first appointment, we will create a file, carry out an oral examination and take initial bite impressions of your mouth. This appointment will take an hour and is used to get to know you, so that we can provide you with exactly what you are looking for. If you agree to our suggested treatment plan, we will take your bite impression and you will need to pay a 25% deposit. If you would prefer to think about it before making your decision, you will be charged $50. In this case, you decide when you would like to have your new dentures. The prices given to you at your first appointment are valid for one year from the date of your consultation. If you have to put off getting your new dentures for financial reasons, please note that we accept all credit cards and offer Desjardins Accord D financing.
Occlusion: This consists of recording the position of the upper arch with the bottom arch when you close your mouth. You will also choose your teeth and their colour during this appointment. If you’re obtaining a partial denture, it’s important that the colour of the teeth on the denture matches your remaining natural teeth. If you’re obtaining a complete denture, the colour of the teeth is entirely up to you. The shape of the teeth will be chosen depending on the shape of your face, your gender and your size, ensuring they work well with your natural characteristics.
Trial Dentures: At this appointment, you’ll trial your not-yet-finalized dentures, so that the denturist can adjust the position of the teeth. Dentures are never finalized until the patient is satisfied with the trial. Several factors will be evaluated during the trial denture appointment, including the way in which the upper jaw closes on the bottom jaw (bite), the smile line, its centre, lip support, and the patient’s phonetics — in other words, how you pronounce certain words. To maximize precision, a final bite impression will be taken with the trail dentures. Once the patient and the denturist are happy with the trial dentures, the dentures are heat-cured.
In the event that you require an immediate denture, the appointments for the bite impression and the occlusion will remain the same as outlined above. However, the trial denture appointment will be different. We cannot trial dentures if you have non-extracted teeth. Remember, immediate dentures are fitted as soon as you have teeth extracted. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that the patient decides ahead of time whether they want their dentures to have the same appearance as their natural teeth. If not, the patient must specify what they would like to change (colour, position or other), and whether or not it’s feasible to do so. An immediate denture is simply a transition denture, used for healing. If the patient is happy with their look, great! The prosthesis will simply need to be relined following the three-month healing period. If not, you will need to plan to have a new dental prosthesis manufactured, including trial dentures, to ensure the patient is pleased with the final result.