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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.