Understanding the Partial Process

Step One: CONSULTATION

  • A dental team member will escort you back and take x-rays.
  • Your doctor will perform a comprehensive oral evaluation and develop a treatment plan for your individual needs.
  • Once your needs have been established, the dental team will discuss price ranges, materials and tooth colors with you.
  • You may be scheduled back for preparation at a later date, depending on your needs.
  • You will be scheduled for a Dental Hygiene visit prior to treatment or on day of treatment.

Step Two: PREPARATION APPOINTMENT

  • A dental team member will escort you back to the operatory.
  • The dental team will be available to answer your questions.
  • The dental team will take your custom tooth shading.
  • Your doctor will prepare your teeth for your partial.
  • Impressions will be taken.
  • Your impressions will be taken to your doctor and the dental laboratory for approval.
  • After you visit the cashier for payment, you must wait until the lab processes your impression to check for accuracy.
  • Patient Administration will then release you, and confirm the time of your next appointment.
  • You will return for your Cast Partial Denture delivery in 3 weeks.
  • You will return for your Flexible Partial Denture delivery the next day.

Step Three: CAST PARTIAL DELIVERY

  • A dental team member will escort you back to the operatory.
  • Your Cast Partial Denture (metal) framework will be tried in.
  • Your bite will be checked and any other necessary impressions will be taken.
  • In about two hours, you will be seated again for a try-in of the new partial. At the try-in, the doctor will check your bite and assist you in previewing the set-up of the teeth.
  • Later that afternoon, your partial will be finished and adjusted as necessary.
  • You will be given specific instructions for care of your partial.
  • Please note that even if your impressions were sent to the lab first, you may not be the first patient released.

Step Three: FLEXIBLE PARTIAL DELIVERY

  • A dental team member will escort you back to the operatory.
  • Your Flexible Partial Denture will be inserted and any necessary adjustments made.
  • You will be given specific instructions for care of your partial.

Relax and enjoy your beautiful new smile!

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*Note: Dr. Hildreth & Associates are Missouri licensed General Dentists. They are not licensed in Missouri as specialists in the advertised dental specialties of Prosthetics or Orthodontics.  Implants are a specialty area not recognized by the ADA that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.