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How many impressions do you have to have at the dentist for getting dentures?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 1-2
Most of the time, only one is needed per arch.
You will probably have at least a couple more appointments before getting the final denture.

In brief: 1-2
Most of the time, only one is needed per arch.
You will probably have at least a couple more appointments before getting the final denture.
Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dr. Jeff Kimble
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually 2 to 4
Usually 2-4.

In brief: Usually 2 to 4
Usually 2-4.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Usually 2
Usually just 2 for each jaw.
The first is a priliminary one , usually made in alginate which sets in about 2 minutes. The second , or final, impression is made using a customized tray made from the first impression so that it fits just right for your mouth. This gives us the best impression of your existing tissue / bone contours and muscle attachment areas. These are critical for an optimal fit.

In brief: Usually 2
Usually just 2 for each jaw.
The first is a priliminary one , usually made in alginate which sets in about 2 minutes. The second , or final, impression is made using a customized tray made from the first impression so that it fits just right for your mouth. This gives us the best impression of your existing tissue / bone contours and muscle attachment areas. These are critical for an optimal fit.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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