The process of creating dentures typically involves several steps and may vary depending on the specific type of denture being made.
Here’s an overview of how dentures are typically made:
Initial Consultation and Dental Impressions: The first step in making dentures is to have an initial consultation with a dentist or prosthodontist. During this consultation, the dentist will assess the patient’s oral health, discuss their needs and preferences, and take dental impressions. Dental impressions are moulds of the patient’s gums and any remaining teeth, which are used as a basis for creating the dentures.
Customised Design: Using the dental impressions, the dentist or dental laboratory technician will create a customised design for the dentures. This includes determining the size, shape, and colour of the teeth to be used in the dentures, as well as the appropriate materials for the denture base.
Trial Fitting and Adjustments: Once the dentures are designed, a trial fitting will be conducted to ensure proper fit and comfort. The patient will try on the dentures, and any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure a proper fit. This may involve adjusting the shape, size, or position of the denture teeth or the denture base.
Finalisation and Fabrication: Once the trial fitting and adjustments are complete, the final denture will be fabricated. This involves creating the denture teeth using materials such as acrylic or porcelain and setting them in the denture base. The denture base is typically made of acrylic or metal, and it is designed to fit snugly over the patient’s gums.
Delivery and Follow-Up: Once the dentures are completed, they will be delivered to the patient, and the dentist or prosthodontist will provide instructions on how to wear and care for the dentures. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to ensure proper fit and function, and any further adjustments or refinements may be made as needed.
Our dentist will take the time to assess your gums and teeth, go through options and recommend the most appropriate material and design for you.