This consultation is the start of a process of providing a unique and individual denture plan aimed at providing each patient with dentures that have the ultimate comfort and look that only an experienced Clinical Dental Technician can achieve. In general, the process will take 4-5 weeks, with a week between each visit to enable Peter to complete the work needed at each stage. If you have any of your own teeth remaining, we will need to have a referral from a dentist to confirm that you are dentally fit, before we can proceed to making a new denture for you. If you are happy to see your own dentist to have a check-up, we can write to the dentist to ask them to provide a referral letter – in this case, you can save time by printing a copy of our standard referral letter request, which you can take along with you and get the dentist to sign, then bring it in with you when you come in to see Peter. Alternatively, if you don't have a dentist, we can refer you to a local dentist who will perform the check-up and provide the referral for a small fee. Once you decide to go ahead, primary impressions will need to be taken. These are taken using a medical grade alginate, which is a very malleable compound, and a standard impression tray.
From this impression, Peter will cast a plaster working model of your mouth and teeth to start the process; and use the model to make a special tray Image which will be used to take a secondary impression. The special tray fits much more closely to your teeth and gums than the standard tray, giving a much better and clearer impression, which is used to make the bite block Image for the bite registration.