The process of making a full denture varies in each case, and it usually involves a series of appointments. The first step is to take impressions of your mouth. An accurate model is made from these impressions, and the lab uses this model to create the
denture base. In many cases, a wax rim is mounted on the base for you to try in. This helps confirm the correct relationship between the upper and lower teeth. The lab then creates a wax replica of the final denture, called a wax-up. You will try in the wax- up, and we will note any changes to the fit of the base and to the color, shape, and placement of the teeth. We then send the wax-up back to the lab, and they process it to create the final denture.
When all of your upper or lower teeth must be removed, an immediate denture is a good interim treatment for replacing them. An immediate denture is one that is placed on the same day that the teeth are removed.
When many teeth in your upper or lower arch are missing, a partial denture is a good treatment for replacing them. Conventional partials are removable appliances that are held in place by clasps that fit around some of the remaining teeth.
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