People choose to get dentures for many different reasons.

For some people, getting dentures is mandatory because an accident or disease has damaged their teeth, and for some people, dentures are an aesthetic choice. We see both cases at Reconstructive Dentistry, and we can tell you that they have one thing in common: dentures can never come fast enough!

When you need dentures, you want to get them fast. Eating, speaking, and even smiling are difficult without a full set of teeth, and even if you have temporary dentures or some other substitute, everyone wants dentures as fast as they can get them. But how long does it actually take? Well, if you’re looking for dentures in NYC, you can expect a process like the one at Reconstructive Dentistry. Here’s what we do:

What’s It Like to Get Dentures in NYC?

If you’re getting fitted for dentures in NYC, it’s probably with a dentist you know and trust. That means you’ll have had a professional relationship with them for a while, be comfortable with them, and they’ll be familiar with your dental history.

Whether you and your dentist are familiar with each other or you’re seeing a new dentist you’ll probably still be asked to fill out a patient information form. This form will help you recap or establish your relevant dental history, going over important information about the history of your teeth and especially any medications you are currently taking.

This is also a good time to bring up any concerns you have about the process with your dentist. No matter how big or small they might be, bring up any fears or other concerns you might have before you go forward with the process.

This first appointment is likely also the appointment during which you will have impressions of your teeth taken. These impressions will serve as a model around which your dentures will be built. The impressions usually don’t take long (just a few minutes from start to finish), so you won’t be in the chair for long.

In the next few weeks, your dentist will work with a laboratory to construct your dentures based on the impressions of your teeth. This can take anywhere from a week to several weeks.

When your dentures are ready, your dentist will contact you to schedule an appointment and you’ll get to try them on for the first time! Remember to be very honest with your dentist about how well they fit. While you can expect them to feel strange at first, they should still be comfortable!

Beginning to end, the whole process of getting dentures in NYC shouldn’t take longer than a month. If you have any questions about NYC dentures or about Reconstructive Dentistry, in particular, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about getting dentures in NYC.