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DENTURE PROCESS

A closer look at the process

STEP 1

To begin the denture process we first need to take an impression of the gum. This will be taken on your first visit and give us the foundation to make the new dentures.

the lower impression of gums part of the denture process
upper impression of gums ready for building denture part of the denture process
plaster mould of lower mouth to make denture part of the denture process
plaster mould of upper mouth to make denture part of the denture process

STEP 2

In the lab, we make plaster models from initial impressions which give is an imprint of the mouth and gums.
From this we can make the customised trays for further more accurate impressions

STEP 3

More impressions are taken in the second visit in a custom made tray to fit your mouth precisely to ensure an optimum fit. Wax registration rims are made, these will help us record the biting position and get the correct lip support.

green wax impression of lower mouth to make denture part of the denture process
wax rim for lower mouth part of the denture process
green wax impression of upper mouth to make denture part of the denture process
wax rim for upper mouth part of the denture process
a wax bit block with upper and lower impression part of the denture processs in place
two sets of artificial teeth laid plat on card for selection part of the denture process

STEP 4

Wax bite blocks are made to fit you mouth. This enables us to take the correct measurements and construct new dentures that will both fit your mouth comfortably and look great.

STEP 5

Once the measurements have been recorded it’s important we transfer this to a dental articulator. This is a hinge device which replicates the jaw and allows us to set the teeth accordingly.

A dental articulator with a wax mould of teeth in it part of the denture process
false teeth in an articulator part of the denture process
Gentleman trying a set of false teeth part of the denture process
part of the denture process

STEP 6

Trying the teeth in – made in wax. This gives the patient the chance to have a really good look and see if they are happy with the appearance.
Changes can easily be made at this point so it’s important to be honest if you don’t like them. We often advise patients to bring a partner or a relative along to offer a second opinion.

Once the patient is happy with wax try in, denture are place into metal flasks and transformed into acrylic. At this stage we can add colours to the fun work to make more life like appearance.

FINISHED - DENTURE PROCESS COMPLETE

a set of finished dentures part of the denture process
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