The world of dentures has drastically advanced in the past 100 years…
The first use of dentures was around 700 BC according to the history books. Italians invented them and used animal teeth and gums to mimic humans. Back then they didn’t have all of the sugary food we have these days. The thought of putting the teeth of a dead animal in my mouth makes me cringe!
Even in the 1800’s George Washington had wooden teeth that he had to maintain. There were also Ivory dentures that were very popular in the 1700’s but much more hard to come by. They were made from Hippo, walrus, and elephant tusks.
Nowadays there have been significant medical advances in the world of dentures. The latest denturists use a plastic base with metal inside to make them stronger. The latest technology in the world of dentures involves the use of full mouth x-ray and a computer generated 3D image of the mouth.
With this technology Conrad Denture Clinic is able to provide dentures that fit perfectly in the mouth.
Here is how it works
If your dentist recommends dentures, molds of your upper and lower jawbones will be taken. Your dentist will determine if your upper and lower jawbone come together correctly and make any adjustments necessary. Colours and sizes for your dentures will be chosen to match your teeth or improve the look of your mouth.
Then the dental office works with a denture laboratory to get a trail set of dentures that you can test in your mouth. Your dentist will check to make sure that the teeth meet correctly, that your lips and jaws are properly supported, that your smile is pleasing, and that the teeth are set where you can properly pronounce words when you speak. After that some adjustments are made in order to get the look and feel the patient desires.
The next step is sending the plans back to the lab so they can custom make your set of dentures to your exact specs. The way they do this is take the trail set that you had made and make a mold of them. From that new mold they make a custom metal structure that will be supporting your new teeth. The metal acts as a structure for your new plastic teeth.
Once that is done the high grade plastic is melted down and placed into the mold that will form your new set of teeth. The mold is shaken at a high frequency to ensure that the teeth have no imperfections or air in them. The new set of teeth is then left to harden in a vacuum chamber so there are no impurities.
With this custom process for fitting teeth in place Conrad Denture Clinic is able to take your mouth to the next level in comfort and visual appeal. No need to worry about missing teeth or chewing food improperly anymore. This denturist in St. Thomas Ontario has taken the custom design of dentures to the next level.
If you want to know more about the history of dentures and how they became an advanced piece of technology visit this article.