helping your clinician
Your clinician will plan your new set of dentures with meticulous attention to detail and the information you can provide is essential to this process. Some of the questions he or she may ask are shown below. You may want to consider them before going into the surgery.
- What are the problems with your present dentures?
- What improvements would you like, if possible?
- Are you happy with the size, colour, shape and position of your teeth?
- Can you speak clearly with your current set?
- What do you like about your present dentures?
People often look best when teeth of a similar size and shape to their original teeth are chosen. If you have a photograph showing them, then bring it with you since it will help with the choice.
Note: Sometimes it helps to have a friend or member of your family present when the final set-up of the teeth in wax is checked to make sure that the appearance is just right. Discuss this with your clinician. At this stage teeth can easily be repositioned, afterwards they can't.