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Your first denture visit

We know starting your denture journey can feel like a huge step—one that can lead to a happier you. It’s time to prepare for a brand new smile, so here’s what you can expect from your first denture milestone.

Beginning your denture journey

When it comes to restoring your smile, we want you to feel prepared and confident in your decision. That’s why we kick off every denture journey with a comprehensive consultation. Along the way, you’ll know exactly what your smile needs, what the plan is and all associated costs.

Taking the first step

You’ve got this—and we’ve got you. Together, we’ll create the best treatment plan for your future smile. Let’s go.

X-rays

We’ll begin by taking X-rays of your mouth to get the full picture of your oral health.

Digital scan

Then, we’ll take a digital scan using the latest technology. This will help the denture making process.

Consultation

We’ll get to know you, hear about your hopes, answer questions and address your concerns.

Your complete journey

No matter what your unique needs are, we’ll keep you smiling from start to finish with 5 key milestones.

Step 1: Plan
Step 2: Prep
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Let’s get started—together

"Whether you’re getting dentures for the first time or replacement dentures, your Denture Experts are here to make it a supportive and rewarding experience. We’re looking forward to seeing you."

— Dr. Andrew De La Rosa, 
Vice President of Clinical Support

Designed for you

Beyond smile solutions that fit any denture need, get peace of mind in your smile again with a team dedicated to you.

2 million+ dentures

As experts in the industry for the last 25 years, we’ve crafted over 2 million dentures and deliver consistent, quality care that you and your smile can count on.

500+ denture experts

As one of the largest dental networks in the U.S., with over 500+ Denture Experts, you’re in great hands.

1000+ locations

With convenient locations, onsite labs, walk-in availability and end-to-end care at every office, the sooner you come in, the sooner we can get you back to smiling.

Happy smile—or 
your money back

All dentures are covered by our Denture Money-Back Guarantee, which means if you’re not happy with them, we’ll make it right, or your money back.¹

¹The Denture Money-Back Guarantee applies to all full and partial dentures and covers the cost of the permanent denture(s) only. Additional adjustments may be offered prior to refund. The guarantee period begins upon insert of final denture or hard reline and refund request must be submitted within 90 days thereafter. Denture(s) must be returned within 90 days after refund request date.

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What to expect from your first dentures exam

Understanding the process

Are you considering getting dentures to restore your smile and regain your confidence? Understanding what to expect from your first dentures exam can help ease any anxieties and ensure a smooth transition to your new dental prosthetics. Below, we'll outline the process and address the frequently asked question: "How many visits to the dentist does it take to get dentures?"

The initial denture consultation

Your first dentures exam typically begins with an initial consultation with your denture expert at Aspen Dental. During this visit, your dentist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and assess whether dentures are the best option for you. This consultation provides an opportunity for you to ask questions, share any concerns and establish rapport with your dentist.

Taking measurements and impressions

Once you’ve made your decision to proceed with dentures, your next step will involve taking measurements, scans or impressions of your mouth. This detailed step helps us create precise, comfortable dentures that look and feel like your natural teeth. With our onsite labs and team of lab technicians, your new smile stays in house for the best and fastest result.

Denture fittings and adjustments

After the initial measurements, a fitting or adjustment visit with your local Aspen Dental dentist may be recommended. This visit, along with any subsequent visits, will allow your dentist to assess the fit of your dentures and make any necessary improvements. The number of fittings and adjustments potentially needed varies from patient to patient.

The final denture placement

If you had any extractions, once your mouth is fully healed, we’ll schedule the next steps mentioned above to craft your new dentures. Once your dentures are ready, you will have a final appointment to place them. During this visit, your dentist will ensure the dentures align properly with your natural bite and make any last-minute refinements for your optimal comfort. Your dentist will also provide instructions on denture care, cleaning and maintenance to help you keep your new smile looking and feeling its best.

Overall, the process of obtaining dentures typically involves several visits to your Aspen Dental dentist. From the initial consultation to measurements, fittings and the final placement, your Aspen Dental dentist will guide you through every step of your denture journey. Get back to enjoying a confident smile and living life to the fullest.