Dentures would you believe, have been around for thousands of years! But because today’s dentures are custom made in a dental laboratory, they’re much easier to get your hands on.
We start the process by taking an initial impression of your teeth and the soft tissues inside your mouth. We use both an upper and lower impression to make a near identical stone reproduction of the maxillary and mandibular arches. We then use the stone reproduction to create an even more detailed impression.
There are several very technical steps and measurements that go on in the lab before your dentures can be made. To sum it up, the technicians figure out the relationship between your upper and lower teeth when you chew. They also take an impression of the upper and lower teeth in the bite position so they can very carefully emulate this when creating your dentures. It’s a mouthful really, but then your new dentures will be too!
Once the technicians have all the information they need, they create a wax try-in for your try-in appointment. When you try it in, your dentist will then be able to see if everything fits as it should with all phonetic requirements met and the arrangement of the teeth as good as your original teeth. Once done, all that’s left to do is select the shade for your dentures so the denture can be processed.