How are Dentures Made?

Dentures are created for individuals with missing teeth or those that need to have their extracted teeth replaced. Dentures are removable unlike implants or bridges. Partial dentures can fit around the existing teeth in order for the missing sections to be replaced.

It can actually take up to four visits to the dentist before one can get proper fit for standard dentures made of porcelain and resin. The new dentures are placed on the open sores and helps in protecting the gums while the area is healing. There are also temporary dentures that can be replaced after a year. Most partial dentures have holes to fit around the existing teeth to provide stability. Any stumps that have good roots which can be saved are really worth the effort as it helps in maintaining the integrity of the jaw.

Dentures are custom made for every patient. The proper denture fitting are meant to help patients in talking as well as chewing and provided support to the jaw and facial features. Most cosmetic dentists are using dentures to improve the appearance of the patient. First, the dentist will have to examine the mouth and decide on the teeth that are to be extracted and those that are salvageable. After making the trial dentures, final adjustments are to be made to ensure that the denture properly fits.

Dental labs should need to have similar trays in which the plaster is poured for the first fitting. They pour plaster to the trays which are close to the size that the dentist requests. Then a custom tray is altered to make the final dentures. It will follow the measurements stated by the dentist and included variations in the size of the gum, placement of the tooth and mouth size. The colors of the tooth are to be selected in the dentist’s office to ensure that the dentures would resemble to be natural. Then the final dentures are created in movable mold and this is to test the functionality of the teeth.

The teeth are placed in the lower and upper bases of the dentures while the resin is soft and will be hardened in the curing process. Typically, the dentures are delivered to the dentist unpolished so that the dentist can trim the teeth to fit the patient’s needs. After making the fit, the dentures will then be removed and polished.


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