How Dentures Are Fabricated

How Dentures Are Fabricated

Most people have seen dentures in their final and wearable state, but there is an interesting behind-the-scenes process that goes into the creation of dentures that few people are aware of.

After years of post secondary schooling, months and months of a practicum program, and many hours of practicing, an experienced Denturist will earn their stripes and develop their craft of making custom and comfortable teeth replacements for their patients. Read on to learn about the steps involved to make full or partial sets of dentures.

Step 1: Making Impressions. This important step is one that many people experience even if they don’t wear dentures as the same type of impressions can be used for sleep guards and retainers. During this step your Denturist will get an exact replica of your mouth to begin making your perfectly fitting dentures.

Step 2: Creating the Gums. Once the impressions are set, your technician will fabricate the part of the dentures that look like tissues of your mouth, commonly known as your gums. This detail will affect the fit of the dentures and the shape of your mouth once the teeth are in, so it is important that great care is taken.

Step 3: Setting the Teeth. From here, your dentures really begin to take shape into what most of us would recognize as a complete set of dentures. Your technician will place the artificial teeth one at a time, into the gums, choosing the shape, size, and colour as discussed with you to create a natural looking smile.

Step 4: Wax Contouring. Here is where your Calgary Denturist will begin to show off their art skills. Layers of thin wax are added to support the structures of your face and ensure the dentures look as close to real teeth as possible. To avoid the appearance of acrylic gums that look too smooth and unnatural, your technician will lightly texture the wax to make your dentures look realistic.

Step 5: Confirming the Fit. During this step, you will come into the denture clinic to try them on before the denture making process goes on any further. Once you and the denturist are happy with the fit, the prototypes will be moved onto the next steps to create your new dentures.

Step 6: Making the Final Mould. From here your dentures are on the homestretch. Your denturist will use the model to create a plaster mould. Once hardened, this plaster will be filled with the acrylic that will make up the dentures you will actually wear in your mouth.

Step 7: Final Touches. After the acrylic mould is hardened and cleaned up, your technician will hand finish the dentures before calling you in for your final fitting and adjustments.

Affordable Quality Dentures in Calgary

Getting perfectly fitted dentures requires a balance of science and art. These useful dental appliances are not only to help you take a bit out of life again, but to also help you regain your confidence and natural looking smile. Although the process takes weeks to complete, you can trust that it will all be worth it when you leave the denture clinic with your new, custom made teeth.

Future Smiles is your go-to denture clinic in Calgary for affordable and skillfully crafted dentures. If you are ready to feel good about your smile again, reach out to the team by booking a consultation through this website form, or by calling 403-475-0016. Our team will help you with direct billing, denture financing options, and of course, getting your smile back in no time.


Q: Where can I get affordable dentures in Calgary?
A: The experienced and knowledgeable team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic will not only get you the perfect dentures, but they will also:

  1. Help you to navigate your health insurance
  2. Direct bill your provider
  3. Provide flexible denture financing options
  4. Accept the Alberta Adult Health Benefit

Q: What denturist in Calgary provides free adjustments?
A: Future Smiles Dental Clinic will provide one year of free adjustments with the purchase of a full set of dentures.

Q: What are dentures made out of?
A: Some of the different materials dentures are fabricated from are:

  • Acrylic
  • Metal or chrome
  • Plastic
  • Porcelain

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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