Designing a Custom Denture
At Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, our world class in-office dental laboratory truly sets us apart, allowing us to custom design and craft our dentures to the very highest standards. The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Dentures are made using your mouth as a model. First, Dr. Kaplan will take an accurate custom molded impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth. In addition, measurements are made to show how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them (bite relationship). He will also help you select the shape and color of the denture teeth and gums. Dr. Kaplan puts an emphasis on creating a final denture that looks like natural teeth…. NOT denture teeth. Differences in texture, whiteness shading, opalescence, size, rotation, are used to eliminate the appearance of mass produced denture teeth. The color of everyone’s gums varies. To make a more natural denture the Dr. Kaplan will help you choose the shade that best matches your mouth and have it custom stained to look like natural gum tissue.
The impression, bite and shade are sent to the dental laboratory. The dental laboratory makes a mold or model of your jaw, places the teeth in a wax base, and carves the wax to the exact form wanted in the finished denture.
In the subsequent visits Dr. Kaplan will adjust your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and functionality of the denture teeth and gums.. Dr. Kaplan goes to great lengths to ensure your custom dentures are accurate in measurements and appearance so that they are comfortable, functional and compliment your face. The denture is then sent back to the laboratory for fabrication. At the final appointment, Dr. Kaplan will precisely adjust and place the completed denture for a natural and comfortable fit. Upon receiving your new dentures, you will be given instructions from Dr. Kaplan on how to care for them. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
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