What are Dentures made of?

Tooth loss, whether partial or complete, can affect your health and self-image. Luckily there’s a simple solution for this: getting full or partial dentures. These dental devices are one of the many ways you can replace your missing teeth. They come in a wide range, with each type made to suit a different situation. 

Denture composition

Like most dental implants, dentures are made from a variety of dental materials ranging from acrylic, porcelain, nylon, resin, and even metal. The framework is often made from metal, acrylic, or nylon. The specific material used for your dentures, however, will depend on the type of dentures you are getting. 

Partial or removable dentures, for instance, use metal clips on acrylic bases, while some full dentures can be made of acrylic or nylon, with metallic gum attachments. The teeth are either made from resin or porcelain because they have a natural appearance. However, porcelain is said to be the closest match in color and texture. Additionally, it is highly durable but abrasive and only recommended for full dentures.     

How are they made?

First, your dentist takes a dental impression of your mouth to help create a plaster model of your mouth. This also allows for them to get the proper measurements and, in turn, create an appropriately sized denture. Aside from the impression, your dentist will also take various measurements of your jaws to help get a good fit.  

The next step is making models using plaster and fake teeth. The plaster model is then placed in an articulator, a device that replicates the jaw, while fake teeth are attached with wax. The wax is then carved into the gum line, and the plaster model will be checked for fit. This process can use several models to help determine the best fit, which will be used to create the final denture. 

The last step is fabrication, where the final denture is made from the materials you choose. Once the dentures are ready, they are placed in the mouth and adjusted as needed to give you the perfect fit Y M Dental Lab Inc.