What does it feel like to wear dentures?
Dentures will never feel like your own teeth and it can take time to get used to them. If you have not had dentures before, we will explain the difficulties and benefits of wearing them and tell you how to look after your new dentures and your remaining teeth.
What are dentures made of?
Complete dentures are best made of acrylic. Partial dentures are sometimes made of acrylic, but can also consist of acrylic teeth on a cobalt chrome base.
How do you make my dentures?
When you visit us, we will use a putty-like material to make moulds of your mouth. These and possibly a second set of moulds are used to make models for the denture to be built on.
For the next visit, we make wax blocks which fit the models and these are put into your mouth to record the position of your jaws in relation to each other. We trim and seal the wax blocks to show how your teeth should bite together and show the shape your dentures need to be made in.
On the third visit, we make you trial dentures and consult with you on how they fit, feel and look before we make any final changes.
Finally the permanent dentures are made and are then ready to use.