Learn how dentures are made, including the materials used in the manufacturing process and what you should do if you get dentures. Visit Mindarie-Quinns Dental for more info.
Learn how dentures are made, including the materials used in the manufacturing process and what you should do if you get dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are teeth and gums that are artificial; custom-made in your mouth to replace extracted or missing natural teeth.
Dentures can be partial or complete, which means they can replace all teeth on either the bottom or top gum line or just a few missing teeth. Whatever dentures type you require, they will be custom-made to fit your mouth and be visually matched to your natural teeth. If you’re looking for an alternative to dentures, you may want to consider dental implants.
When the surrounding teeth aren’t strong enough to support dental bridges, partial dentures are frequently used instead of other tooth-replacement methods.
Dentures that replace all-natural teeth are known as full dentures or complete dentures. They’re custom-made for your top or bottom gum line, and they’re held in place with suction and/or an oral adhesive. They are easily removable, just like partial dentures.
What Is the Process of Making Dentures?
Have you ever been curious about how dentures are created? It is so complicated. After tooth extraction, dentures make life so much easier, and the fitting dentures mean you can confidently eat corncob or even laugh at your favourite funny movie. Whether you need a full or partial denture, or an immediate denture, the secret to a denture is that it is made to measure. Continue reading to find out how the magic happens.
The Denture-Making Process in Detail
Each denture is custom-made for your mouth, which means your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to create a model that will fit perfectly. A set of dentures is typically made in the following manner:
- Firstly, the dentist will create a model of the mouth. The models are based on the denture impressions of the mouth and jaw, which are usually made of wax or plastic. Before the denture is made, you will try the model a couple of times to check for fit, colour and shape.
- Placing the model in an articulator. The technician will use an articulator, a mechanical instrument that replicates the jaw, to adhere the teeth with wax.
- The wax is carved by the technician. The technician moulds and carves the wax to resemble your gums, using the wax model as a guide. This wax base will be used to create the final dentures.
- Dentures should be placed in a flask. The technician placed the dentures in a flask (a holding container) into which more plaster is poured to maintain the dentures’ shape. Submerging the flask in hot water melts the wax from the flask.
- Acrylic should be poured into the plaster mould. The technician applies a liquid separator to the plaster layer after removing the wax. After the separator stops the wax from clinging to the flask, the acrylic is injected into it to replace it.
- Remove the plaster from the area. The technician gently removes the plaster mould with special lab tools and immerses the dentures (acrylic) in an ultrasonic wash to remove any bandages.
- The denture is trimmed and polished by the technician. The dentures’ excess acrylic will be removed. The technician will polish it with pumice after trimming it.
- Your dentures are now finished. Once the dentures are ready, the dentist will call you in for your initial fitting.
Book A Professional Denture Appointment
Dentures are recommended if you have missing teeth or are severely damaged. Dentures are designed to look natural and give you the feeling of having natural teeth.
However, the dentures can work against you when done wrong, giving you the worst oral feeling ever. Please seek professional help from any of our experienced dentists. Our dentists have handled several denture cases, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Please book a consultation session with us now.
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