If you are suffering from tooth loss, either from age, injury or oral disease, you have many different tooth replacement options available. These can range from affordable traditional dentures to high-quality tooth implants.

These tooth replacement solutions come with many benefits, including:

  • Enhanced smile appearance;
  • Improved overall quality of life;
  • Renewed self-confidence;
  • Lower risk of suffering from periodontal disease;
  • Greater speaking and chewing ability.

What to Expect During Your First Denture Appointment

Getting dentures could be a challenge, especially if it will be your first time going to a denturist, but this does not have to be stressful. You can be well-prepared and understand what to expect during your first consultation to help ease your mind and make the experience more enjoyable and comfortable.

These are some things that you should know:

  • Consultations are typically free. Many denture clinics will give you a free consultation to discuss whether or not you should get replacement teeth.
  • You will go through a quick, yet thorough assessment. Your denturist will try and gather as much information as they can during this first appointment. You might even be required to fill out some forms about your medical and dental history.
  • There will be a short examination. You will also undergo a short and painless exam where your denturist will take a look at your teeth and gums and your current denture if you have any.
  • Your denture options will then be explored with you. Your denturist will go through every one of your tooth replacement options with you from traditional complete or partial dentures to flexible dentures and tooth implants to make sure that you are making the right choice for your needs.
  • You will get expert recommendations. A professional and trustworthy denturist will be able to give you their expert opinion on which denture solution is right to suit your unique oral needs.
  • Discussion of costs. The cost can be an important factor when deciding which option is right for you. Speak with your denturist about the prices associated with the different choices and if they can send the estimate over to your insurance handler.

Be sure to ask questions, especially if it is your first time getting dentures or tooth implants. It is natural to have a lot of questions. The first consultation is a great time to voice any concerns you might have and to receive expert advice on how to take the best care of your replacement teeth. 

Here are some examples of some questions you could consider asking:

  • How can I take care of my dentures?
  • Will I still need regular dental check ups if I have dentures?
  • How often will I need to get my dentures replaced? 
  • Will I need special care products for my replacement teeth?
  • What happens if my dentures don’t fit well or are uncomfortable?
  • Will I need to use denture adhesive creams?
  • Will I be able to speak normally with dentures?

Whatever concerns you might have, our team at Compusmiles Denture Clinic will be able to work with you to help you restore your beautiful, healthy smile.