Elias Sara from Aesthetic Denture Clinic describes their manufacturing process as an art form.
Their ultimate goal each time is to make something comfortable, inexpensive and undetectable when people see you smile.
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In very summarised terms, the process of having your custom dentures made involves:
- Consultation. This is currently done for free, and it will determine your suitability for these prosthetic implants, and help you choose a solution that suits your budget. For partial dentures, the assessment will look at the health of your remaining teeth and gums, plus you can ask all sorts of questions. You’ll come away from this with the ability to make an informed decision.
- Measurement. To go ahead with having cosmetic dentures, the next step involves recording all your dimensions with a specialist device. This takes detailed three dimensional measurements of the face and the jaw, and their relationship to your forthcoming dentures.
- Taking a mould comes next. This is what will make the dentures specific to you.
- Tooth selection. “We buy premium teeth” says Mr Sara, and in discussion with you they are chosen from what the industry calls a living mould guide.
- Setup and trial fitment. A wax pattern is used for this stage of the process, and fitment is confirmed before moving on.
- Making the dentures. The chosen teeth are set in a custom injection mould that will not only fit comfortably but also visually replicate your mouth. They will mix the colours of resin so they look realistic, and “there is an artistic flair to it,” Mr Sara says. “We sit there and layer different colours to create a natural-looking product.” They will also buff and polish the dentures for a brilliant shine.
- Placement. The completed denture is inserted in your mouth to ensure they fit correctly and comfortably.
- Review. About a week after placement you’ll return to confirm everything is as comfortable and functional as expected.
That’s the simplified version of events.
There’s about three weeks of work involved in creating custom dentures, and you don’t even have to be there for much of it.
They take their time using the mould and measurements to set everything up accurately, and colour tinting takes care and attention to detail too.
The results are worth the effort though, and Mr Sara noted their service is attracting people from not just here in Goulburn but from other regions as well.