How to Craft a Customized Denture

Ever wondered how your full dentures were made? Here is a step by step guide to help you understand what goes into making your customized replacement teeth.

Are you missing one or more teeth? Don’t fret! Today, there are many affordable and quality tooth replacement options available to help restore the function and aesthetics to your smile.

Whether you opt for traditional full dentures or implant-supported dentures, such solutions are extremely beneficial and will result in:

  • A more youthful appearance
  • A higher quality of life
  • Restored self-confidence and renewed self-esteem
  • Enhanced oral health and lower risk of periodontal disease
  • Improved speaking and chewing ability

Customized Full Dentures, Flexible Partials & Dental Implants in Calgary

The team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic understands just how important a healthy and beautiful smile is to your overall well-being and quality of life. That’s why we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options, from full dentures to implant supported dentures, to suit all your unique lifestyle, budget, and oral needs.

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What Are Full Dentures?

Full dentures, or complete dentures, are a removable device that can be used to replace missing teeth. The denture teeth are made out of either acrylic or porcelain and are held together by an acrylic base.

When are they needed? Full dentures are recommended by denturists when you lose all of your teeth, as they can help fill out your appearance again, leaving you feeling more confident to smile.

Full dentures offer incredible benefits, including:

  • They’re more cost-effective than flexible partials or implants
  • No surgery is required
  • It’s relatively quick to customize them to your unique mouth shape
  • They’re easy to remove and maintain
  • Today’s dentures are more natural looking and durable than ever before

Full Dentures VS Denture Implants


How Are Full Dentures Made?

Now that you’ve decided that full dentures are the right option for you, you may be wondering how they are crafted to suit your specific mouth shape. To keep you more informed, here’s what goes into the process of making dentures.

Step One: Making a Model

A plaster model of your mouth is made using the impressions your denturist made during your first appointment.

Step Two: Place in Articulator

This model is then placed on an articulator (a mechanical device that represents the jaw) so that your technician can attach your chosen teeth with wax.

Step Three: The Wax is Carved

The technician then carves and shapes the wax to represent the way your gums look. This will be the base of your dentures.

Step Four: Dentures Are Set in a Flask

Your dentures will then be placed in a flask (a holding device). Plaster will be poured in to maintain the shape of your replacement teeth and the flask is then placed in boiling water to melt away the wax.

Step Five: Inject Acrylic

Any leftover wax is washed away. Acrylic is then injected into the flask to replace the wax and is cured.

Step Six: The Plaster is Removed

Using special lab tools, the technician will then carefully break away the plaster. Your dentures will then be placed in an ultrasonic bath to ensure that all remnants of the plaster mould are completely removed.

Step Seven: Trim and Polish

Once your dentures are completely clean, the technician will trim any excess acrylic from the dentures and then polish them with pumice.

Step Eight: Fitting

Now your dentures are finished and ready to be sent back to your denturist for your initial fitting.


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To find out more about our high quality and customized full dentures, and how they can help restore the health and function of your smile, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or book a FREE consultation.


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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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