Patients in the Surrey area who are interested in having full cosmetic dentures made are required to undergo a series of dental impressions. Dental impressions are made with a special material that is fitted over the gum and worn for a short period of time to make a mould of the natural smile exactly the way it is. These moulds are helpful in fabricating restorations such as dentures.
Dental impressions work a little differently at The Dental Implant Clinic. This is because we take more impressions than any other dental office when fabricating our specialized 3D dentures. 3D dentures use four impressions instead of one. We take impressions of all angles of the smile, in order to get an accurate idea of how the patient speaks, talks, and rests their mouth. By taking these extra impressions, we are able to fabricate a denture that fits more precisely in the mouth. This results in fewer food particles becoming trapped under the denture, better speech, improved chewing efficiency, and more confidence! Patients will feel as though their denture is a natural part of their smile and not a prosthetic that requires constant worry or concern.
Dental impressions have been used for many years to help dentists in restoring the smile and getting better insight as to tooth alignment. In fact, they are often used by specialists to prepare for the placement of braces. They can also be used when dentists are ready to create porcelain veneers, crowns, and other restorations for the smile. There is no pain or discomfort involved when dental impressions are made, so patients have nothing to worry about when visiting the dentist for these moulds.
The team at The Dental Implant Clinic can walk patients through the process of having dental impressions done so they can enjoy high quality, precision-fit restorations. Contact our team today to book a consultation appointment and find out how amazing our 3D dentures can be with extra care and attention to our dental impression process.