Denture Centre Airdrie
Materials Most artificial teeth are made from high quality acrylic resins, which make them stronger and more attractive than was once possible. Woodside Denture Centre only uses the highest quality materials in the production of your dentures. The acrylic resins are extremely wear-resistant, and teeth made from these materials are expected to last for up to 1- years, depending on how well they are taken care of. Layered composite tooth material may also be used because it looks more like natural tooth enamel.
Equilibrated Dentures Instead of traditional plastic prosthetic teeth, natural looking cosmetic dentures are made with modern five to seven layer composite teeth. The dentures are usually individually crafted, and look more like real teeth. Extra steps are taken instead of working with averages. Cosmetic dentures also have a more natural looking support structure, and though they may cost a bit more than conventional dentures, they are truly difficult to distinguish from real teeth. The premium denture is far more superior.
MOUNTING FRAME Artificial teeth are seated in a metal and plastic mount, which holds them in place in the mouth during chewing. The mount consists of a frame to provide its form and a saddle-shaped portion that is shaped to conform to the patient’s gums and palate. This design allows for comfort and optimizes the denture’s appearance.
DESIGN Every individual’s mouth is different, and each denture must be custom designed t fit perfectly and to look good. At Woodside Denture Centre, we take great care in this part of the process, ensuring our clients are made the most natural, esthetically pleasing denture possible. Many factors may affect the design of your denture, mouth size and shape, skull size, age, sex, skin color, and hair color. We carefully analyze all of these factors to ensure the best looking end-product possible.
HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
1. IMPRESSION: The manufacturing process begins with a preliminary impression of the patient’s mouth, which is usually done in wax. This impression is used to prepare a diagnostic cast. While making the impression, the denturist applies pressure to the soft tissues to simulate biting force and extends the borders of the mold to adjacent toothless areas to allow the dentures to better adapt to the gums.
2. FINAL CAST: Once an appropriate preliminary cast has been obtained, the final cast is cast from gypsum, a stone-like product. The final mold is inspected and approved before using it to manufacture the teeth.
3. FILLING THE MOLD: After the mold has been cast, it is filled with acrylic resin to form the denture. The mold is prepared with a release agent prior to adding the resin to ensure that the hardened acrylic can be easily removed once the process is completed. A sheet of separating film between the acrylic and the model is also helpful in this regard. The denturist then mixes the appropriate resin compounds in liquid form. Upon drying, the resin hardens to a durable finish.
4. HARDENING: Once the mold is packed to the denturist’s satisfaction, it is heated to initiate the chemical reaction which causes the resin to harden. This part of the process may take up t eight hours.
5. EXPOSING THE DENTURE: After the heating is done and the mold has cooled, the mold is broken apart so the denture may be removed.
6. MODEL FITTING: The denture is put in the model of the patient’s mouth to ensure that it fits and that the bite is good. Because of the number of processing steps there may be a slight discrepancy in the fit. Usually just a minor grinding and smoothing of surfaces is all that is necessary to make the denture fit correctly.
7. DELIVERY: At this point the denture is finished and ready for application into the patient’s mouth. Final tweaks may be made to ensure a comfortable fit and even bite.
At Woodside your health is our priority and the process is essential to your confident smile! We hope this blog has given you a good understanding of how the process works if you are new to dentures.